William Tate, Ph.D.
William Tate, Ph.D.
Dr. William Tate is Professor and Chair of the Department of Education in the College of Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. He holds additional academic appointments in Applied Statistics and Computation and American Culture Studies. Professor Tate also is co-principal investigator and a research group leader of the St. Louis Center for Inquiry in Science Teaching and Learning (CISTL) funded by the National Science Foundation. The mission of CISTL is to build ongoing capacity in the production and diversification of science and mathematics education leaders, researchers, and practitioners. During the 2001-2002 academic year he served as the William and Betty Adams Chair and Professor of Mathematics Education and Mathematics at Texas Christian University. Dr. Tate is former scholar-in-residence and assistant superintendent—mathematics and science of Dallas Public Schools. He also served as the project director and co-principal investigator of the Urban Systemic Program (USP) funded by the National Science Foundation. The focus of the USP was to improve mathematics and science teaching and learning in the Dallas Public Schools. Dr. Tate had district-wide responsibility for mathematics and science education. His first mathematics teaching position was in the Dallas Independent School District. For 10 years, Dr. Tate served on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has authored over fifty scholarly journal articles, book chapters, and reports focused on school mathematics, school science, technology education, and urban school reform. Dr. Tate is a co-author of two school mathematics textbook series. He has also served as the co-editor of the American Educational Research Journal (Section: Teaching, Learning, and Human Development).
In 1998, he received an Outstanding Scholar Award from the Special Interest Group Research Focus on Black Education of the American Educational Research Association. In 2000, he received an Early Career Research Award from the American Educational Research Association for his scholarly contributions to mathematics education and urban education. Also, in 2000, he received the Outstanding Scholar Award from the University of Maryland, College of Education.