- CATHY WICK
- Academic Director of the Gender Equity in Mathematics and Science Congress held at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey in June, 1993. She is currently on leave from her position as a secondary mathematics teacher in the St. Paul, Minnesota Public Schools to pursue her doctoral studies at the University of Minnesota. Ms. Wick received her B.S. from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and her M.A. from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She attended the 1989 Woodrow Wilson Mathematics Institute at Princeton and was on a Woodrow Wilson Algebra Team for One-Week Institutes in 1990. She is an active member of the NCTM and of the Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and is a frequent presenter at state meetings and at regional and national NCTM conferences. She was a 1990 State Honoree for the Presidential Award. Ms. Wick is a team member for Minnesota's "Mathematics Education in the 21st Century" project, and has worked on developing open-ended problems and projects for the Minnesota State Mathematics Assessment.
- SHEILA TOBIAS
- educated in history and literature at Harvard, Radcliffe and Columbia Universities. Ms. Tobias has been a lecturer in history and political science at the Universities of Arizona and of California, San Diego, a college administrator at Cornell and Wesleyan Universities, and a trustee of Stephens College. She has done work in science and mathematics avoidance and anxiety. She has written Revitalizing Undergraduate Science; Why Some Things Work and Most Don't; Overcoming Math Anxiety; Succeed with Math; They're Not Dumb, They're Different; Stalking the Second Tier and, with physicist Carl T. Tomizuka, "Breaking the Science Barrier." She has created the technique "Peer Perspectives on Teaching," in which faculty from fields other than science and mathematics "stand in" for students in artificially constructed science and mathematics lessons at the college level.
- ELIZABETH FENNEMA
- well known for the Fennema-Sherman Studies on gender-related differences in mathematics learning, the Fennema-Sherman Mathematics Attitude Scales, her research on gender issues in education, and her commitment to equity issues. Dr. Fennema is equally respected for her contributions to the study of teaching. Her research in Cognitively Guided Instruction concerns teacher knowledge and beliefs about children's cognition in addition and subtraction and their impact on learning. She holds a joint appointment as Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and in the Women's Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is also a co-director of the National Center for Research in Mathematical Sciences Education.
- JUDITH JACOBS
- has taught mathematics in Brooklyn and is currently Professor of Mathematics and Director of the Center for Science and Math Education at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. Dr. Jacobs has written extensively in the area of mathematics and computer equity and edited Perspectives on Women and Math. She is the founder and first president of Women in Mathematics Education, an international organization.
- MAXINE GREENE
- taught philosophy of education at Teachers College, Columbia University, for 25 years. Active in the Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts, she is past president of the American Educational Research Association, the Philosophy of Education Society, and the American Educational Studies Association. Dr. Greene has written five books-the latest of which is Dialectic of Freedom-as well as numerous articles.
- JOAN COUNTRYMAN
- has recently been appointed head of the Lincoln School in Providence, Rhode Island after serving as Assistant Head for Academic Planning and Direction of Studies at Germantown Friends School, where she taught mathematics from 1970 to 1993. She has lectured extensively on new trends in elementary and secondary mathematics education and on gender and mathematics. Her approach to teaching is described by William Zinsser in a chapter of his recent book, Writing to Learn. Her own publications include: Writing to Learn Mathematics and Black Images in American Literature.
- KAREN MICHALOWICZ
- has taught math for 30 years, works with middle school students, and is certified in both math and social studies. She is a 1987 Yale Fellow as well as a 1991 Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Math Fellow. Ms. Michalowicz, who was awarded the 1992 Virginia State Teacher of the Year honor, is the author of 25 professional articles and has given over 50 workshops during the past 10 years.
- DEBORAH AGUIAR-VELEZ
- is president of the Sistemas Corporation in Princeton, New Jersey. Her accomplishments include the authorship of "Women Entrepreneurs: Looking Ahead to the 90's" and "Small Business in the 90's: Taking Control for Prevention of Problems." She has been selected for "Business Watch '90" by the Business Journal of New Jersey, 10 Women to Watch in 1990, Quien es Quien (Who's Who) in the U.S., Who's Who in the Computer Industry and Who's Who in American Women. She was a New Jersey Visiting Fellow, and is a trustee of The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
- GERI ANDERSON-NIELSEN
- an Albert Einstein Congressional Fellow (1992-93), was awarded the Presidential Award for Science and Mathematics Teaching among other distinguished fellowships and honors. She is a member of the Panel, College and University Programs, Mathematical Science Education Board, the D.C. Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Government Relations Representative and a member of a number of other organizations.
- REBECCA GOLD
- computer director for the Lawrence Township, New Jersey, School System, has been part of a national program on computer equity headed by Jo Sanders. She comes to the program to share her experience in trying to implement recommendations from a workshop in her own school system as well as the techniques she learned for making technology attractive to girl students.
Woodrow Wilson Leadership Program in Mathematics
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
CN 5281, Princeton NJ 08543-5281