Dean and Frederica Warner Professor
LeChase Hall 322A
Office Phone: (585) 275-0880
Borasi, who joined the Warner School faculty in 1985, has degrees in mathematics and education from the University of Torino and was a Fulbright Student at the SUNY Buffalo. She has worked on several research projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to improve mathematics instruction. She has published more than 40 articles in national and international journals, including the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education and Educational Studies in Mathematics. She is the author of three books, Learning Mathematics Through Inquiry (Heinemann, 1992); Reconceiving Mathematics Instruction: A Focus on Errors (Issues in Curriculum Theory, Policy, and Research) (Ablex, 1996); and Reading Counts: Expanding the Role of Reading in Mathematics Classrooms (Teachers College Press, 2000). She recently co-authored an NSF-commissioned monograph, Professional Development that Supports School Mathematics Reform (2002), which was widely circulated by the NSF to school systems across the nation as a blueprint for successful school mathematics reform through professional development.
Borasi, installed as the Warner School’s 6th dean in 2001, now balances her work in mathematics education and school reform with a demanding agenda of administrative and leadership duties. She also continues to teach in the teacher preparation and doctoral programs.