Active with use of technology in instruction using WINPLOT, WINGEOM, X(PLORE), Geometer's
Sketchpad, and HP graphing calculators. Some web page designing.
Programming Languages: Basic, Fortran, APL
Bard College, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, September, 1975 -
Department Chair: January, 1978 - June, 1980.
Computer Activity: Director of Academic Computing, Spring, 1979 - June, 1981.
OTHER TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Occidental College, Visiting Professor of Mathematics, 2005-2006.
University of California, Berkeley, Visiting Assistant and Associate Professor, Summers, 1986-1990, 1992.
University of Toronto, Visiting Professor, Fall, 1988.
College of the Redwoods, Asst. Prof., part time, Spring, 1983-Spring, 1987.
University of San Francisco, Visiting Lecturer, Summer, 1984.
Baruch College, CUNY, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Mathematics,1974-1975.
Mount Holyoke College, Instructor of Mathematics, 1971-1972.
Brandeis Univ. Upward Bound, Teacher, Consultant, Tutor, 1967, 1970, 1973, 1974.
Brandeis University, Teacher of Undergraduate Mathematics, 1968-1971,1972-1973.
University of Notre Dame, Teaching Assistant, 1967-1968.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/CONTINUING EDUCATION
Numerous Special courses/conferences attended related to calculus reform,
geometry, and game theory.
Yale University Mathematics Department Visiting Fellow, Fall, 1980.
N.E.H. Fellow, Summer, 1980. N.E.H. Seminar on "Frege and the Philosophy of Mathematics," U.N.C., Chapel Hill, directed by Professor Michael Resnik.
Academic Interests: Social Science Applications of Mathematics (especially Game Theory and Economics); Foundations of Mathematics; History, Philosophy and Methodology of Mathematics; Mathematics Education; Applications of the Computer to Instruction; Geometric and Algebraic Topology;.
Current Projects: Workshop on using Winplot; The Sensible Calculus Book - web and text materials; articles on calculus reform, introducing probability in calculus instruction, and the geometry of mapping (transformation) figures, mathematics and music- especially scales on the guitar, philosophy of mathematics papers related to pedagogy, IMPAC project on Articulation from a Community College to a University in California.
Philosophy of Mathematics, Special Interest Group, Mathematical Association of America, (POMSIGMAA) Chair-elect January, 2006 through January 2007, after which I become Chair for 2 years.
Lead faculty for Mathematics, California IMPAC Project, Fall, 2003- present.
Lead faculty for CSU, Lower Division Transfer Patterns Project, Mathematics, formerly the Project on Lower Division Requirements (POL) Project, January, 2004-August, 2005.
Co- PI for NSF Grant - AMATYC, Workshops for Implementing the AMATYC Standards, awarded January, 1996.
Numerous contributed papers, panels, and workshops presented at the International Conferences on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, the annual Joint Mathematics Meetings of the AMS and the MAA., AMATYC Annual Conferences, and CMC3 Conferences, Monterey, CA."Winplot: Freeware for Precalculus through Differential Equations," workshop at AMATYC Conference, Salt Lake City, Nov. 15, 2003.
"Historical Motivation for a Calculus Course: Barrow's Theorem," appearing
in Vita Mathematica: Historical Research and Integration with Teaching,
Calinger, Editor, MAA Notes, Number 40, 1996.
Section Editor and contributor to Calculus, The Dynamics of Change, A.Wayne Roberts, Editor, MAA Notes, Number 39, 1996.
Main Lecture: 4th Conf. On the Teaching of Mathematics, San Jose, June, 1995.
Member, MAA CUPM Subcommittee on Calculus Reform and The First Two Years (CRAFTY), 1993-1999
Book and Media Editor: UME TRENDS, News and Reports on Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Jan.,1989 - Jan., 1996.
Organizer of calculus reform EMAIL list AMS E-MATH, Fall, 1991 - present.
Member: Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
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