Dr. Egan Chernoff, BEd ’01

Educator, published scholar, and popularizer of mathematics education, Egan Chernoff has made outstanding contributions to the research, advancement, and promotion of teaching and learning math.

Chernoff graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Education in 2001. During his time at UBC, he joined the Secondary Mathematics Integrated Project, which provides math resources for high school teachers, tutors, and students. He taught for five years at Lord Byng Secondary and Killarney Secondary in Vancouver, before returning to UBC in 2008 as a sessional instructor. He was later appointed to associate professor in mathematics education at the University of Saskatchewan.

Since receiving his doctorate in 2009, Chernoff made a sustained contribution to fostering public interest and discourse in his field. For the past seven years, he served as the provincial representative for the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, as well as an affiliate editor for the society’s journal. He currently serves as a member on multiple committees for mathematics education, including one on curriculum revision for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education and the Saskatoon School Board’s Strategic Committee for K-12 Mathematics.

Chernoff published over 90 articles and book chapters, contributing to the study of math and pedagogy within eight years. He is an editor of the Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, and co-edited three published and two forthcoming books, including Probabilistic Thinking: Presenting Plural Perspectives. Chernoff received multiple awards and scholarships for his research, including several grants and a doctoral fellowship awarded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.