Eden Badertscher, a nationally recognized expert in equity and social justice in mathematics education, leads a body of work that focuses on strengthening our system of mathematics education to promote all students’ proficiency. She has extensive expertise in systems change, addressing race-based inequities, instructional design, professional development, and advancing effective mathematics instruction in urban school districts. In 2018, she was awarded the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) Kay Gilliland Equity Award.

Badertscher co-edited, and wrote selected chapters of, a jointly published EDC/NCSM monograph, Acknowledging Our Role in the Education Debt. She leads the National Science Foundation (NSF) INCLUDES Alliance: STEM Opportunities in Prison Settings, leads Designing for Equity by Thinking In and About Mathematics, and supports teachers in engaging in inquiry-based mathematics in the NSF-funded Mathematics Immersion for Secondary Teachers (MIST).

Before joining EDC, Badertscher played a lead role in mathematics education reform initiatives in the Pittsburgh Public Schools and in other urban districts.

Badertscher received her BA from Princeton University and obtained her MEd and PhD from the University of Maryland.