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RESUME
EDUCATION B.S.
Temple University
1956
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Programmer, Burroughs Corporation
195658
FELLOWSHIPS Teaching Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
195657
AWARDS Thesis was selected as cowinner of Somner
B. Myers Award,
VITA Birthdate: February 7, 1935
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS · Extension of Piagetian and related theories of learning to the acquisition of abstract concepts in mathematics. · Effect of computer experiences in learning abstract mathematics. · Cooperative learning in post secondary mathematics education. · Development of instructional materials for PostSecondary Mathematics Courses using specific computer experiences based on the theoretical analyses and cooperative learning. · Calculus Project  Development of a new approach to calculus based on research in learning and using computers, cooperative learning and alternatives to lecturing. · Algebra Project  Development of a new approach to abstract algebra based on research in learning and using computers, cooperative learning and alternatives to lecturing. · Building a Community of Researchers
in Undergraduate Mathematics Education.
GRANTS NSF: Research in functional analysis continuously supported from 1965 until l985 with the exception of 196768 when no proposal was submitted. In addition, although no research proposal was submitted for 198586, a special grant of $5000 for unrestricted travel was awarded. PI. Sloan Foundation: "Institute for Retraining in Computer Science," amount of award: $374,000; time period: 2/18/838/31/85; time commitment of PI: 2 summer months, 1 academic year month; location of work: Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York. PI. Digital Equipment Corporation: Equipment grant of 30 PRO 350 personal minicomputer systems including printers and software for combined use of Institute for Retraining in Computer Science and special undergraduate programs at Clarkson. Total value of gift, $386,000. PI. Various publishers: over a six year period, approximately $65,000 worth of textbooks has been donated for the use of participants in an Institute for Retraining in Computer Science. CoPI. NSF: Calculus, Computers and Concepts, 19881989, $30,000. CoPI. Exxon: Undergraduate Mathematics, Now and Then, 19881990, $44,632. CoPI. NSF: High School Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science Education, 19881991, $1,500,000, 19911993, $800,000. CoPI. AMS/MAA: UME Trends, 19881996, $186,000. PI. West Educational Publishing: Grants and advances for preparing a collection of text materials for calculus, 1989, $45,000, 1990, $12,500, 1991, $15,000. CoPI. NSF: Calculus, Computers and Concepts, 1990?1996, $894,000. CoPI. NSF: Learning Abstract
Algebra, 19911994, $535,000. CoPI and Project
Exxon: A conference on programs for mathematicians who would like to be involved in research in undergraduate mathematics education, 1994, $50,000. CoPI. NSF: UME Trends:
Calculus Reform Retrospective, 1994?95, $57,000. Project
Exxon: Activities
of RUMEC (Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education
NSF: CLUME:
Cooperative Learning in Undergraduate Mathematics Education,
NSF: Cooperative Research in Learning and Teaching, 199697, $50,000 Project Director GSU: Internal Team Research Grant: Integrating Pedagogy and Curriculum Theory with Teaching Practice, 199697, $22,500. Project Director. Exxon: Activites of RUMEC 199798, $60,000. PI and Project Director. NSF: WebBased Support for Synthesizing Visual and Analytic Strategies in Mathematics and Computer Science Undergraduate Education, 199798, $50,000. PI and Project Director. NSF: Integrating Pedagogy and Curriculum Theory with Teaching Practice, 19981999, $100,000 PI and Project Director. Exxon: Activites
of ARUME 19982001, $285,000. PI and Project Director.
DISSERTATIONS DIRECTED 1. George Crofts (1967), Echelon Spaces, CoEchelon Spaces and Steps. 2. Alfred E. Tong (1968), Tensor Products of Banach Spaces with Unconditional Bases. 3. William B. Robinson (1970), Extensions of Basic Sequences in Fréchet Spaces. 4. Lasse L. Homstrom (1980), A Study on the Structure of Nuclear Köthe Spaces. 5. Zafer Nurlu (1981), On Basic
Sequences in Some Köthe Spaces and Existence of
6. ChiuKeung Law (1991), A Genetic Decomposition of Geometric Transformations. 7. Draga Vidakovic (1993), Cooperative Learning: Differences Between Group and Individual Processes of Construction of the Concept of Inverse Function. 8. Karen Thomas (1995), On Learning the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. 9. Ilana Arnon (1998), Children’s construction of fractions. 10. James Franklin Cottrill (1999), Students’
Understanding of the Concept of Chain Rule in First Year Calculus and the
Relation to their Understanding of Composition of Functions.
CONFERENCES AND MINICOURSES ORGANIZED 1. Coorganizer of International Conference on Nuclear Spaces, Oberwolfach Germany, September 1987, February 1990. 2. Coorganizer, MAA Minicourse on Using Computers to Teach Discrete Mathematics, Atlanta, January 1988; San Antonio, January 1989; Louisville, January 1990. 3. Coorganizer, NATO advanced seminar on nuclear spaces, Istanbul, Turkey, August 1988. 4. Organizer of subgroup 2.3 for International Congress of Mathematics Education, Budapest, Hungary, August 1988. 5. Coorganizer, Conference on Learning Functions, West Lafayette, October 1990. 6. Organizer, Joint AMS/MAA Special
Session on Research in Undergraduate
7. Coorganizer, MAA Minicourse
on Learning Abstract Algebra with ISETL, San
8. Organizing Committee, MAA Conference
on Research in Undergraduate
9. Organizer, Session on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, MAA, Baltimore, January 1992. 10. Organizer, Symposium on Resources in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, AAAS, Chicago, February 1992. 11. Organizer, Joint AMS/MAA Special Session on Research in Collegiate Mathematics Education, San Antonio, January 1993. 12. Sole presenter, Workshop on Abstract Algebra, University of Cincinnatti, June 27July 3, 1998. 13. Sole presenter, NexTWI Workshop on
Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Menomenie, WI, October
710, 1999.
SERVICE  NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL 1. Associate Chair, Tulane Mathematics Department, 196869. 2. Director, Institute for Retraining in Computer Science (IFRICS), 198389. 3. Mathematical Association of America, Committee on Undergraduate Teaching of Mathematics, Member 198792. 4. NSF Workshop on Undergraduate Education in the Mathematical Sciences, (February 1988). 5. Mathematical Association of America, Education Representative to AAAS, 198992. 6. Editor, UME Trends: News and Reports on Undergraduate Mathematics Education, 198996. 7. CoDirector, Institute for Secondary Mathematics and Computer Science Education, 199093 8. Chair, AMS/MAA Joint Committee on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, 199196. 9. Associate Editor for Mathematics and Computer Science, Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 199297. 10. Organizer of Symposium: Revolution in Undergraduate Science and Mathematics Education, AAAS, February, 1992. 11. Associate Editor, Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 1992 12. Member, NAEP Anchoring Panel, Educational Testing Service, September 1992 13. Member, NSF Study Group on Assessment, November 199294. 14. CoEditor, Research in Collegiate Mathematics Education, Annual Volume of Papers Published by CBMS, 1994. 15. Member, MAA Program Committee for Cincinnati Meeting, January 1994. 16. Member, MAA Program Committee for San Francisco Meeting, January 1995. 17. CoOrganizer, Special Session on Mathematics Education, Joint AMS/IMU Meeting, Jerusalem Israel, May 23?25, 1995. 18. CoDirector, MAA Project CLUME (Cooperative Learning In Undergraduate Mathematics Education) 1995 19. Associate Editor, Journal of Computers for Mathematics Learning, 19961997 20. Member MAA Council on Education, 199699. 21. Member MAA Committee on Faculty Development, 199699. 22. Chair, MAA Task Force on Publishing Educational Materials, 19961998 23. Second VicePresident, MAA, 19972000 24. Member, Joint AMS/MAA Committee on Research In Undergraduate Mathematics Education, 19982002 25. Member, MAA Committee on Publications, 19982002. 26. Editor, Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 19972000 27. Coordinator, Association for Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, 1998. 28. Member, MAA Subcommittee on Externally Funded Projects, 19982000. 29. Member, FOCUS Editorial Board, 19982001. 30. Chair, MAA Task Force on Special Interest
Groups, 1999
SERVICE – LOCAL 1. Member, department Graduate Faculty, 1998 2. Member, University STEP project 3. Member, STEP Task Force on mathematics. 4. Ph’D Thesis Advisor for:
1.George Crofts (1967), Echelon
Spaces, CoEchelon Spaces and Steps, Tulane University.
