Daniel Berch

Daniel B. Berch, Ph.D., is Professor of Educational Psychology and Applied Developmental Science at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education. He has authored assorted articles and book chapters on children’s numerical cognition and mathematical learning disabilities, has co-edited a special issue of Learning and Individual Differences on the topic of math difficulties and disabilities, and is senior editor of the book, Why is Math So Hard For Some Children? The Nature and Origins of Mathematical Learning Difficulties and Disabilities. For the past several years, Dr. Berch has been working on the implications of evolutionary theory for educational research and practice, publishing a book chapter on instructing evolved minds and giving an invited talk on the emerging field of “EvoEdu” at The Evolution Institute’s 2008 workshop on childhood education. Among other honors, he has received the NIH Award of Merit, was elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association’s Division of Experimental Psychology, and served as an ex officio member of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Mathematics Advisory Panel.

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