Key Professional Appointments

Professor Curriculum & Instruction, University of Illinois, 1971 - present

Director Office for Research, Evaluation, and Dissemination, National Science Foundation, 1990 - 1992

Associate Professor Curriculum & Instruction, University of Illinois, 1968 - 1971

Assistant Professor Curriculum & Instruction, University of Illinois, 1965 - 1968

US Office of Education Post Doctoral Fellow, Stanford University, 1966 - 1967

University Fellow Curriculum & Instruction, University of Illinois, 1963 - 1965

Lecturer Education, University of Victoria, 1962 - 1963


Ph.D., Mathematics Education, University of Illinois, 1965

M.Ed., Mathematics and Educational Psychology, University of British Columbia, 1961

B.A., Mathematics and English, University of British Columbia, 1959

Research & Service

My past research projects have included international studies of school mathematics achievement, including the U. S. National Director of Second International Mathematics Study, 1980-87.

My current research is a Partnership Illinois grant to develop network-based curriculum modules in high school mathematics.

My future goals include developing a framework for quality indicators for the first two years of undergraduate mathematics.


Stout, W., Travers, K., & Marden, J. (1998) Statistics: Making sense of data: Mobius

Travers, K., Atkinson, D., & Funk, C. (1996) Probability and statistics (2nd Ed.).. Stipes: Champaign IL

Travers, K., & Robitaille, D. (1992) International studies in mathematics achievement: Handbook for research on the teaching and learning of mathematics.. MacMillan: New York

Travers, K., & al, e. (1987) The underachieving curriculum: Assessing U.S. mathematics from an international perspective.. Stipes: Champaign, IL


Principal Investigator Teachers of Mathematics, Science, and Technology in DuPage County, SBC Ameritech, 2001 - 2003

Kenneth Travers

Director Emeritus, MSTE, Curriculum & Instruction



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