Wayne Harvey is a vice president and director of EDC’s science and mathematics programs, to which he brings more than 30 years of experience in mathematics, science learning, and teaching enterprises. He also has extensive experience with mathematics curriculum development across the grades, professional development for teachers, mathematics education research, and systemic reform efforts.
Harvey oversees a staff creating high-quality programs for both formal and informal settings with expertise in research, evaluation, and curriculum and sustainable program development. He has facilitated major partnerships with large school districts, such as Chicago, Boston, and Pittsburgh, and with university mathematics departments and schools of education. He has also established partnerships with Pearson, School Specialty, Texas Instruments, and IBM, among others. Harvey has collaborated on numerous curriculum development enterprises, including The CME Project and ThinkMath, and large-scale programs for professional development, such as Focus on Mathematics with Boston University and Mathematics at the Core with Chicago Public Schools.
Before joining EDC, Harvey worked at SRI International, where he formed a cognitive-science group to address learning via information technologies. Previous to that, he worked in Atari’s research group exploring how microcomputers, in their early days, could point to new ways of learning mathematics or science. In addition, Harvey has taught mathematics courses and computer science courses at the University of California, and helped create programs for African American and Hispanic high school students interested in pursuing their education in STEM disciplines.
Harvey is widely published and received his doctorate in cognitive science and mathematics education from the University of California at Berkeley.