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Dr. Canfield holds a B.A. in mathematics from Washburn University, an M.S. in mathematics from Michigan State University, and a D.A. in mathematics from University of Illinois, Chicago. Before joining faculty at Loyola, he taught for many years at National Louis University and one year as visiting professor to Yanbian University of Science and Technology in Yanji, China. He has worked extensively on curriculum, learning standards, and teacher preparation in K-12 mathematics both regionally and nationally.
His research interests are primarily in K-12 mathematics education issues in teacher preparation, learning standards, international comparisons in mathematics education, in particular the Korean mathematics education system, and in college quantitative literacy. He is also interested in uses of computer technologies in learning mathematics.