Kathryn B. Chval is the Dean of the College of Education and Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). Her research focuses on effective preparation models and support structures for mathematics teachers, effective elementary mathematics teaching for multilingual learners, and curriculum standards and policies. Dean Chval is a respected scholar and leader in her field. She authored or co-authored more than 70 publications. She has secured more than $20 million in funding as a PI or Co-PI including NSF funding for the Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum, Researching Science and Mathematics Teacher Learning in Alternative Certification Models, and All Learn Mathematics. Additionally, she is the recipient of the prestigious NSF Early Career Award, titled A Study of Strategies and Social Processes that Facilitate the Participation of Latino English Language Learners in Elementary Mathematics Classroom Communities and currently serves as a Co-PI on the NSF-funded Collaborative Research: Parents, Teachers, and Multilingual Children Collaborating on Mathematics Together. Dean Chval’s leadership, research, and service have been recognized with several awards and honors, including the 2018 TODOS Iris M. Carl Equity and Leadership Award, Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) Early Career Award, INSIGHT Into Diversity Giving Back Award for Administrators, UIC College of Education Alumni Award, NSF Director’s Award for Program Management Excellence, and NSF Commendable Service Award.