UM Math Professor to Chair Prestigious Panel

Dr. Bharath Sriraman is internationally recognized for his research in the interdisciplinary aspects of mathematics.

MISSOULA – Bharath Sriraman, a University of Montana math professor, was invited to chair a plenary panel titled “What counts as evidence in mathematics education?” at ICME-15 in Sydney in 2024.

The International Congress of Mathematics Education is held once every four years and draws participants from all over the world working in different areas of mathematics education. 

Dr. Sriraman is internationally recognized for his research in the interdisciplinary aspects of mathematics in areas such as the arts and sciences, cognition, creativity, history and philosophy of mathematics, and mathematics education.

In 2016, he was named the UM Distinguished Scholar. Sriraman has published more than 300 journal articles, book chapters, proceedings papers and reference work entries. He also has served as the editor of 31 volumes.

The invitation letter from the Convenor of ICME-15, Professor Kim Beswick, noted: “This invitation recognizes your significant contributions to the field of Mathematics Education. This panel will raise and consider important issues and will be a stimulating contribution to the professional sharing and discourse that the organizers of ICME-15 wish to foster.”

In addition to his personal scholarship, Sriraman is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Mathematics Enthusiast, an independent, peer-reviewed, open-access international journal, now in its 20th year of existence and available through UM ScholarWorks. Additionally, he is the co-founder and co-series editor of Advances in Mathematics Education and Creativity Theory and Action in Education, both of which are published by Springer.

Sriraman’s contributions were acknowledged by his department chair, John Bardsley.

“Dr. Sriraman is an exceptional member of our department and has been for over 20 years,” Bardsley said. “His research accomplishments and productivity are extraordinary and have a global reach. He is also a devoted teacher, who teaches a range of courses in our department, including those at the 100-level for elementary education majors. Thus, his impact as a mathematics educator is diverse and ranges from the local to the global.”


Contact: Bharath Sriraman, professor, UM Department of Mathematics, 406-243-6741,