Brad Witzel, Ph.D.

Bradley Witzel, Ph.D., is an award-winning teacher, speaker, and researcher who works as a full professor and program director of the MEd in Academic Intervention at Winthrop University, the flagship education college for the state of South Carolina. As a classroom teacher, he worked in multiple settings teaching mainly math and science to high achieving students with disabilities and at-risk concerns. Dr. Witzel has authored 10 books, including the recently published books Rigor in the RTI and MTSS Classroom with Barbara Blackburn through Routledge,and Teaching Elementary Mathematics to Struggling Learners through Guilford Press.  He also edited Bridging the Arithmetic to Algebra Gap through the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). A popular professional developer, he works with many districts and state departments delivering over 500 workshop, conference, and video presentations on intervention delivery and mathematics. He has served as a board member and consultant with several states on RTI and MTSS, served as a panelist on the Institute of Education Science RTI Math Practice Guide and as an invited reviewer of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel Final Report. Most importantly, he is a father of two, husband of an educator, and son of two educators.


His workshops are energetic and filled with practical strategies.  With his depth of experience with students with learning disabilities, he brings a unique perspective to both teachers and school leaders.

Comments from Participants


It was informative and interesting and has made me so inspired to follow Dr. Witzel’s research here at school and at home with my grandchildren. This was the best in-service in my 18 years here! CRA here I come!


I enjoyed the session. I’m feeling overwhelmed and being here today has given me a burst of energy to try something different.


Dr. Witzel was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter. I enjoyed his practical and humorous approach. I have lots of ideas to ponder about teaching math before school begins.


Lots of good information to share about structuring math for better student outcomes.

Incredibly awesome presenter and information. The information and skills are definitely worth putting in my teacher's toolbox. Please bring him back!


Great presenter! Engaging and informative. Awesome slides and activities.


Dr. Witzel's Curriculum Vitae
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