Bharath Sriraman

Bharath Sriraman (born 1971) is an Indian-born mathematician, educator and academic editor,[1] known for his interdisciplinary contributions at the nexus of math-science-arts,[2] theory development in mathematics education[3], creativity research,[4] and alternative education.[5]

Bharath Sriraman
Born1971 (age 4748)
Alma materUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks, Northern Illinois University
Awards2002 NAGC Distinguished Brief of the Year; SSMA 2007 Early Scholar; 2009 NIU Golden Alumni; 2016 UM Distinguished Scholar
Scientific career
Fieldsmathematics education, creativity, alternative education, gifted education
InstitutionsThe University of Montana
Doctoral advisorRobert Wheeler

Academic and editorial work

Bharath Sriraman is a professor of mathematics at the University of Montana – Missoula[6] with an adjunct appointment in the department of Central and Southwest-Asian Studies.[7][8] Sriraman is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Mathematics Enthusiast, an independent open access journal hosted by University of Montana.[9] He is the co-founder/co-editor-in-chief of two series with Springer Science+Business Media namely Advances in Mathematics Education[10] and Creativity Theory and Action in Education.[11] He is also the series editor for a number of book series on alternative education published by Sense Publishers,[12][13] and various topics in mathematics education with Information Age Publishing[14] In addition to editing he is a prolific scholar with over 300 publications to date in numerous areas of research,[15] and held numerous visiting professorships including those as International Fulbright Specialist[16] at institutions in Nordic countries,[17] Eurasia and South America [18]

Education and honors

Bharath Sriraman graduated with a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1995[19] and obtained his Ph.D. in mathematical sciences in 2002 from Northern Illinois University under the analyst Robert Wheeler.[20] In 2009, Northern Illinois University named him as one of 50 "Golden alumni" in the last 50 years for his significant contributions to research in mathematics education, gifted education and interdisciplinary research at the intersection of mathematics-science-arts.[21] He previously received the School Science and Mathematics Association Early Scholar Award in 2007.[22] In 2016 he was the recipient of the University of Montana Distinguished Scholar Award[23]

Selected works

  • Sriraman, B. (2004). The influence of Platonism on mathematics research and theological beliefs. Theology and Science, vol. 2, no.1, pp. 131–147
  • Sriraman.B, & Benesch, W. (2005). Consciousness and Science: An Advaita-Vedantic perspective on the Theology-Science dialogue. Theology and Science, vol.3, no.1, pp. 39–54.
  • Sriraman, B; English, L (2010). Theories of Mathematics Education: Seeking New Frontiers. Advances in Mathematics Education. 1. Berlin, New York: Springer Science+Business Media. ISBN 978-3-642-00741-5
  • Chernoff, E., Sriraman,B. (2014) Probabilistic Thinking: Presenting Plural Perspectives. Springer Science+Business Media, Dodrecht, Netherlands, ISBN 978-94-007-7154-3

Bibliography (selection)

Interdisciplinary works

  • Sriraman,B.: Handbook of the Mathematics of the Arts and Sciences. Springer Major Reference Works, ISBN 978-3-319-57071-6 [24]

International mathematics education

  • Sriraman, B., Bergsten, C., Goodchild, S., Palsdottir, G., et al. (2010): The First Sourcebook on Nordic Research in Mathematics Education: Norway,Sweden,Iceland, Denmark and Contributions from Finland Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC.
  • Sriraman, B., Cai, J., Lee, K., et al (2015): The First Sourcebook on Asian Research in Mathematics Education: China, Korea, Japan,Singapore, Malaysia and India. Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC. 1782 pages


  • Sriraman, B., &Lee, K. (2011): The Elements of Creativity and Giftedness in Mathematics. Sense Publishers, The Netherlands
  • Beghetto, R. &Sriraman, B. (2017): Creative Contradictions in Education: Cross disciplinary paradoxes and perspectives, Springer International, Switzerland, ISBN 978-3-319-21924-0

Alternative education

  • Sriraman, B.(2008): International Perspectives on Social Justice in Mathematics Education. Monograph in The Montana Mathematics Monograph Series in Mathematics Education. [25]
  • Ambrose, D., Sriraman, B., Cross, T. (2013): The Roeper School: A Model for Holistic Development of High Ability, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, Netherlands, ISBN 978-9-46209417-8


  1. "The University of Montana 2008 President's Report". Retrieved 25 July 2010.
  2. "UM Professor Interviewed for Roeper Review". Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  3. "Reviews:Theories of Mathematics Education". University of Montana. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  4. "Symposium: Mathematical Creativity- Musings from the Past Decade". Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  5. "Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth 40th Anniversary Symposium". Johns Hopkins University. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
  6. "CAS | Faculty Details". 8 June 2007. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  7. "Central and Southwest Asia Program (CAP)". Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  8. "Central Asian Studies". University of Montana. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  9. "The Mathematics Enthusiast". Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  10. "Advances in Mathematics Education, Springer Heidelberg". Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  11. "Creativity Theory and Action in Education, Springer Switzerland". Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  12. "Advances in Creativity and Giftedness, Sense Publishers". Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  13. "Advances in Innovation Education, Sense Publishers". Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  14. "IAP Author and Editor". Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  15. "Google Scholar Papers". Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  16. "Fulbright Scholar Program". Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  17. "University of Iceland: Workshop on Creative Mathematics". Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  18. "Conceptualmente la Matemática es más un arte que una ciencia". Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  19. "Class Notes". Aurora Alumni magazine. Retrieved 27 July 2010.
  20. Robert Wheeler at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  21. "Bharath R. Sriraman NIU LA&S 50th Anniversary". Archived from the original on 7 October 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2010.
  22. "SSMA Past Award Recipients". Archived from the original on 14 July 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2010.
  23. "2016 UM Employee Day". Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  24. Handbook of the Mathematics of the Arts and Sciences. Springerlink. 2019. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-70658-0. ISBN 978-3-319-70658-0.
  25. "International Perspectives on Social Justice in Mathematics Education". University of Montana Press. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
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