Daniel J. Heck
Daniel J. Heck is a Senior Researcher and Partner at HRI. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and History and a Master's Degree in Education from Wake Forest University, and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a specialization in Educational Psychology, Quantitative and Evaluative Research Methodologies. He currently serves as chair of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Committee.
Prior to joining HRI in 1999, Dr. Heck taught mathematics at the high school level and was an Associate Researcher at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. At Horizon, Dr. Heck has directed the Study of the Impact of the Statewide Systemic Initiatives, Lessons Learned from Research on Systemic Reform projects, and the evaluations of Indiana University's Indiana Mathematics Initiative Partnership and the Center for Curriculum Materials in Science. He also provided leadership in mathematics education on the Inside the Classroom project, and on longitudinal and large-scale quantitative analyses for the Core Evaluation of the Local Systemic Change through Teacher Enhancement.
Dr. Heck is currently Co-PI of the Fostering Mathematics Success for English Language Learners, All Included in Mathematics, and Development of a Research Agenda for Understanding the Influence of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics projects. He leads HRI's work on the Digital Environments for Learning and Teaching Algebra, and the evaluations of the Learning and Teaching Geometry, Cases of Reasoning and Proving in Secondary Mathematics, Mathematics Discourse in Secondary Classrooms, and Geometry Assessments for Secondary Teachers projects. He is also a senior staff member on the Math and Science Partnership Knowledge Management and Dissemination with primary responsibility for the development and application of standards of evidence for the research review component.