Dr. Barbara Dougherty is a professor and the Richard G. Miller Endowed Chair of Mathematics Education in the College of Education at the University of Missouri. Dougherty's research areas include using measurement to develop mathematical concepts for grades 1–5 and prekindergarten number concepts; exploring strategies to support struggling learners in mathematics, including tiers 2 and 3 in the response to intervention process; and developing assessments that support the progress-monitoring system for learners in algebra. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in curriculum and instruction – mathematics education, an M.A. from Northeast Missouri State University in mathematics, and a B.S.E. from Northeast Missouri State University in special education. She has authored several books and chapters on mathematics acquisition and instruction and has won several awards for her work, including the Outstanding Research Award, School of Education, 2009; Outstanding Grant Writer Award, School of Education, 2006; Outstanding Faculty Researcher, Phi Delta Kappa, Ole Miss Chapter, 2006; and Best Paper Award for "Unpacking the Content to Find the Pedagogy," co-authored with Kerry Holmes, College Teaching Methods and Styles Conference and Journal, fall of 2005. She was nominated for the 2006 Frist Faculty/Staff Service Award, spring of 2006.