DANIEL J. TEAGUE is Academic Director of the 1993 Mathematics Institute. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his M.Ed. from Springfield college in Massachusetts. Dan Teague is an instructor of Mathematics at the North Carolina School for Science and Mathematics, where he has worked for the last 10 years. He was a participant in the 1984 Institute on Statistics. He returned in 1985 and 1986 as our Computer Director and served in 1987 and 1988 as a participant in the Academic Ventures in Science and Mathematics and also as a consultant to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction on Curriculum Development in Probability and Statistics. Dan has served as a technical consultant to the NCTM Standards Addenda Project, a member of the AP Study Group on Statistics, and recently completed a 3-year term on the editorial board of the NCTM Student Math Notes. He is co-author of Contemporary Precalculus through Applications, a high school text with a strong modeling theme, and is currently working with his department on a similarly motivated high school course in calculus and the mathematics of change. He developed a syllabus for fourth-year college preparatory mathematics which was funded by a grant to his school from the Carnegie Corporation in New York. Dan is a recent recipient of the Presidential Award and the Edyth Slithe Award from the MAA.
HENRY O. POLLAK was chair of the mathematics advisory board and Academic Director of the 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991 and 1992 Mathematics Institutes. He has been involved with the design and planning of each math institute since the program began in 1984. Dr. Pollak received his bachelor's degree from Yale and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard. He retired as Assistant Vice-President for Mathematical Communications and Computer Sciences Research of Bell Communications Research, Inc., and we are grateful for all the time he devotes to our program in his capacity as Academic Director. Dr. Pollak has served as president of the Mathematical Association of America, chairman of the Advisory Committee on Science Education of the National Science Board and is a member of the Mathematical Sciences Education Board.
CATHY WICK, the Assistant Academic Director of the Mathematics Institute for the third year, is a secondary mathematics teacher on leave from the St. Paul, Minnesota, public schools. Ms. Wick received her B.S. from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, and her M.A. from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She attended the 1989 WWNFF Mathematics Institute at Princeton and was on a WWNFF Algebra Team for one-week institutes in 1990. She is an active member of 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. Earlier this summer, she served as Director of the Woodrow Wilson Congress on Gender Equity in Mathematics and Science. She is currently an instructor in mathematics education at the University of Minnesota, where she is also pursuing doctoral studies.
LANDY GODBOLD served as Computer Director this summer. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Applied Mathematics from Georgia Institute of Technology, and an Ed.S. in Secondary Mathematics from Georgia State University. Landy has taught in the Dekalb County (Georgia) public school system and has just completed his eighteenth year at the Westminster Schools in Atlanta, where he holds the Loridans Academic Fellowship. He was one of the participants in the first Woodrow Wilson mathematics institute - the 1984 Institute on Statistics - and has been back as Computer Director each year since 1988. He has taught at the Georgia Governor's Honors Program, served as consultant for the Carnegie Fourth-Year Project of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, and was Georgia's 1990 Presidential Awardee. He has given workshops and talks in statistics, modeling and systems thinking. Landy currently sits on both the Consortium Council and the Board of Trustees of COMAP and is co-PI on COMAP's curriculum project ARISE.
JEFF D. GRIFFITHS, the Mathematics Institute Public Lecturer, graduated with Special Honors in Mathematics from University College, Cardiff, and received a Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematical Statistics and Numerical Analysis at University College, Swansea. Professor Griffiths has been the Operational Research Officer at British Steel Corporation and is currently Professor at the School of Mathematics at the University of Wales in Cardiff. He took up the appointment as Dean of the Faculty of Physical Sciences in 1991. He has served as consultant to the Egyptian and British governments, European Community/World Health Organization and many other organizations. Professor Griffiths gave a public lecture on "Modelling the AIDS Epidemic."
ROBERT L. DEVANEY received his A.B. from Holy Cross College and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1973. He taught at Northwestern University, Tufts University, and the University of Maryland before coming to Boston University in 1980. He served as chairman of the Department of Mathematics from 1983 to 1986. His main area of research is dynamical systems, including Hamiltonian systems, complex analytic dynamics, and computer experiments in dynamics. He is the author of over fifty research papers in these fields. He is also the author of "An Introduction to Chaotic Dynamical Systems," a text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics and researchers in other fields. His text and software called "A First Course in Chaotic Dynamical Systems" makes these topics accessible to lower level college students. Both of these texts are published by Addison-Wesley. He is also the author of "Chaos, Fractals, and Dynamics: Computer Experiments in Modern Mathematics." This text, published by Addison-Wesley and distributed by Dale Seymour, Inc., aims to explain the beauty of chaotic dynamics to high school students and teachers. With funding from the National Science Foundation, he has produced a number of short films which depict the transition of chaos in dynamical systems. These films have been computerized on a variety of supercomputers, including a Cray X-MP at Digital Productions in Hollywood and a Connection Machine at Boston University. Professor Devaney has also delivered over 500 lectures on dynamical systems in this country and abroad.
JOAN COUNTRYMAN was Assistant Head for Academic Planning and Director of Studies at Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia where she taught mathematics from 1970 to 1993. She also lectured at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania and has served as a consultant to the School District of Philadelphia. In 1985 she participated in the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation month long institute for secondary mathematics teachers, and subsequently served four years on the functions team. Joan has lectured extensively on new trends in elementary and secondary mathematics education, on gender and mathematics, and on the use of writing in mathematics classes. Her approach to teaching and learning mathematics is described by William Zinsser in a chapter of his recent book, Writing to Learn. Her publications include Writing to Learn Mathematics (Heinemann Books, 1992) and Black Images in American Literature (Boynton-Cook, 1977). In February, 1993, she was appointed head of Lincoln School in Providence, Rhode Island, a pre-K-12, Quaker-related school for girls.
KEVIN BARTKOVICH teaches mathematics (and occasionally computer science) at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, where he has been since the school opened in 1980. He is one of the authors (among a cast of thousands) of Contemporary Precalculus Through Applications (Janson, 1991) and is currently working on an NSF-funded calculus reform project, with a published text on the horizon. Kevin attended the WWNFF month long institute in 1988 on The Mathematics of Human Decisions. He spent the summer of 1989 on the traveling team from the 1988 institute, but resigned in order to devote full time in the summers to the calculus project. He also coaches the soccer teams at his school and has led groups of high school students on 2-week work projects in Honduras during the past four summers.
JONATHAN CHOATE is chair of the Mathematics Department at Groton School in Groton, Massachusetts. He received his B.A. at Colby College and his M.A. at Bowdoin College. He is co-principal investigator on two National Science Foundation projects at Boston University: "Technology and Contemporary Mathematics as a Force for Change in the Secondary School." He currently edits the Modeler's Corner column for COMAP's Consortium journal, serves on the Instructional Issues Advisory Committee to the board of directors of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and is the technology advisor for Houghton Mifflin's secondary mathematics division.
JO ANN LUTZ has taught mathematics at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, NC, since 1981. She has been head of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science since 1988. Jo Ann attended the Woodrow Wilson Institute on Functions (Precalculus) in 1985 and was on the traveling team for four years. This June she attended the 1-1/2 week Woodrow Wilson Congress on Gender Equity in Mathematics Task Force, a joint effort by the College Board, NCTM, and MAA to develop a capstone high school mathematics course that will be the goal of all students. Recently, she was an invited participant in the conference "Preparing for a New Calculus," which focused on what students need to know as they begin an innovative calculus course.
NANCY S. COLE is Executive Vice President of the Educational Testing Service and has just been named as the next ETS President, effective January 1, 1994. Dr. Cole came to ETS in 1989 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she served as Dean of Education. Prior to that she was professor of education at the University of Pittsburgh for 10 years. Cole received her B.A. from Rice University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her scholarship has addressed issues of educational measurement, focusing on bias in testing and the assessment of educational accomplishment. She served as president of the American Educational Research Association in 1988-89 and as president of the National Council on Measurement in Education in 1983-84.
MILLIE JOHNSON is an assistant professor in the Mathematics Department at Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. She has devoted the past 20 years of her life to teaching mathematics from junior high school to the university. She frequently is asked to speak and consult on mathematical applications ranging from septic tank design to river flow management to DNA testing to soap bubbles. For the past two years she has been working with a calculus reform project and is currently busy with the multivariable portion. Johnson's philosophy on teaching and mathematics is that if she continues to stretch herself mathematically, then she has a good chance of stretching her students as well. She encourages all students to "drink at the fountain of knowledge rather than merely gargle."
RICARDO NEMIROVSKY worked in educational projects in Argentina, Mexico and the United States. He studied physics at the University of Buenos Aires and education at Harvard University. He is currently Co-Director of the Research Center at TERC and his work is in curriculum development, research and activities with teachers.