Dr. Warren Crown


Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Education
Former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Graduate School of Education
Rutgers University

Dr. Warren Crown (Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1977) spent thirty years of his career as a professor of mathematics education at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education in New Brunswick, New Jersey. While there, he worked primarily on the creation of mathematics curriculum materials for K-12 students and with the teachers who teach them. The work focused on experiences that promote active mathematics learning and that stress the importance of concrete and pictorial representations of skills and concepts. Dr. Crown still publishes these efforts in two media that he believes complement each other. He is the author of several major mathematics textbook series as well as many popular educational software programs.

Dr. Crown is also very active at the state and local levels in efforts to improve mathematics teaching and learning. He was the Associate Director of the New Jersey Mathematics and Science Coalition; was a key member of the panels that developed the original New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards in Mathematics in 1996 and the revision of those standards in 2002; and was co-PI of the NSF-funded FANS Project to support family involvement in the learning of mathematics and science.

Dr. Crown received the Graduate School of Education Alumni Association’s Distinguished Lecturer Award (2002), Award for Outstanding Teaching (1987), and Award for Public Service (1994) as well as the Rutgers Presidential Award for Distinguished Public Service (1995).  He also was the 2006 recipient of the Max Sobel Award for outstanding service and leadership in Mathematics Education from the Association of Teachers of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey.