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Frank K. Lester, Jr.

Chancellor's Professor Emeritus Education
Martha Lea and Bill Armstrong Chair Emeritus Teacher Education
Phone: (812) 856-8129


  • 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