Marilyn E. Strutchens is the Emily R. and Gerald S. Leischuck Endowed Professor for Critical Needs and the Mildred Cheshire Fraley Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Auburn University and coordinator of secondary mathematics education. She is also the Director of the Professional Mathematics Learning Communities Project between TEAM-Math and the Alabama Mathematics, Science, and Technology Initiative. She teaches courses in mathematics education. Strutchens is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and serves on the Advisory Committee for the Education and Human Resource Directorate for the National Science Foundation. She has held positions at the University of Maryland at College Park and the University of Kentucky. Her research interests include mathematics teacher preparation, equity issues in mathematics education, and teacher leader development. Recently, she was one of the writers for the Standards for Preparing Teachers of Mathematics (Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators [AMTE], 2017). She was the series editor for AMTE’s Second Monograph Series, editor for the special equity issue of the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education published in February 2012, and has co-edited several National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) books including, Focus on High School Mathematics: Fostering Reasoning and Sense Making for All Students, The Learning of Mathematics: 69th NCTM Yearbook, and Changing the Faces of Mathematics: Perspectives on African Americans. She has also authored and co-author several book chapters and journal articles. In addition, she has given numerous presentations. In addition, she was the AMTE 2017 Judith Jacob’s Lecturer.