Dr. Diane J. Briars
Diane J. Briars is president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), a70,000-member international mathematics education organization. Previously, Briars was a mathematics education consultant; a senior developer/research associate on the NSF-funded Intensified Algebra Project; and Mathematics Director for Pittsburgh Public Schools. She is a past-president of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) and has served in leadership roles in various other national organizations.
Briars holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education, M.S. and B.S. in Mathematics from Northwestern University and did post-doctoral study in the Psychology Department of Carnegie-Mellon University. She began her career as a secondary mathematics teacher.