Frank K. Lester, Jr.

Frank K. Lester, Jr.

Chancellor's Professor Emeritus, Education, School of Education

Martha Lea and Bill Armstrong Chair Emeritus, Teacher Education, School of Education


  • Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1972

Professional experience

  • Past editor, Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (1991 – 96); past editor, research monograph series, Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (1988-1991)
  • Board of Directors, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (1999 – 2002)

Research interests

Mathematical problem-solving

  • The role of metacognition in mathematical problem solving (especially in young children, ages 6-12)
  • Effects of cognitive skills training and instruction on mathematical problem solving performance