MATHNext Project Partners:
The New Jersey Department of Education
Rutgers University, Newark
New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association
New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Roberta Y. Schorr is the Executive Project Director of the MATHNext
She is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education in the
Department of Urban
Education, and an affiliate member of the Department
Faculty of Arts and Sciences,
Rutgers University, Newark. She is also on the
Ph.D. faculty of the
Rutgers University, New Brunswick and Newark.
As part of her current work, she teaches undergraduate and graduate
supervises doctoral students.
Dr. Schorr is the Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on grants totaling
dollars from the National Science Foundation and other local and
These grants combine both research and implementation. Her research
student understanding, teacher knowledge, and the close connection between cognition and affect. She has also conducted influential research on the impact of testing on New Jersey students. She has extensive experience in professional development programs in mathematics.
Professor Schorr has authored or co-authored over 100 articles, chapters, and papers and equally many presentations at national and international audiences including a Congressional briefing, the National Academy of Science, the New Jersey State Board of Education, and Federal Court.
Lisa B. Warner is the Project Director of the MATHNext Project.
She is the Senior Mathematics Education Specialist/Research Associate in the Department of Urban Education at Rutgers University-Newark. Her research and expertise are focused on the development of mathematical reasoning in students and the relationship between teacher behaviors/actions and the growth of students' mathematical ideas, including the affective dimension of mathematical learning.
Prior to joining the department, Lisa worked as a middle school teacher in the New York City (NYC) public schools for eleven years, provided teacher development for the NYC public school system and taught at the College of Staten Island. She has extensive experience in professional development programs for K to 12 math teachers in New York City & New Jersey. As part of her current work, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses for pre-service and in-service teachers. She also supervises student teachers and graduate students in conducting their own research.
Dr. Warner has published numerous articles, papers and chapters, and has presented her research at a variety of national and international conferences.
Dana Egreczky is the Project Investigator for MATHNext. Currently senior vice president, Workforce Development for the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Egreczky also serves as president and chief executive officer of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation and president of the New Jersey Business Leadership Network (NJBLN). Ms. Egreczky is responsible for directing various program divisions of the Chamber Foundation, which works to build a highly qualified workforce through innovative collaborations with K-12 education and the workforce training and preparation system.
Ms. Egreczky has a bachelor’s degree in biological science and a master’s degree in training and organizational development. Her experience includes 16 years as a public middle and high school science teacher, five years as a corporate trainer, and 16 years of working with local and regional chambers in establishing their school-based initiatives. She serves on number boards and committees, including the US Chamber of Commerce Education, Employment and Training Committee and the New Jersey High School Redesign Committee.