Edward A. Silver is the William A. Brownell Collegiate Professor of Education and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan. His scholarly interests include the study of mathematical thinking, especially mathematical problem solving and problem posing; the design and analysis of intellectually engaging and equitable mathematics instruction for students; innovative methods of assessing and reporting mathematics achievement; and effective models for enhancing the knowledge of teachers of mathematics. For much of the 1990s, Silver directed the QUASAR Project, which both stimulated and studied efforts to improve mathematics instruction in urban middle schools. From 2000 to 2004, he served as editor of the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education. He was the 2004 recipient of the Award for Outstanding Contributions of Educational Research to Practice from the American Educational Research Association and the 2007 recipient of the Iris Carl Memorial Leadership and Equity Award from TODOS.