Megan Loef Franke is an education professor at UCLA. Franke’s research focuses on understanding and supporting teacher learning for both pre-service and in-service teachers. She is particularly interested in different approaches to math instruction for low-income students of color. In addition, Franke designs, prepares and studies the preparation of mathematics teachers working in early childhood through sixth grade. Franke is known for her leadership in Center X: Where Research and Practice Intersect for Urban School Professionals and her ongoing professional development work to support teachers, schools, and communities. She received her doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.