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Malcolm Adams

Malcolm Adams is a Professor of Mathematics and the Mathematics Department Head at the University of Georgia, where he also held the General Sandy Beaver Teaching Professorship from 2005-2008. He received is B.A. in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Oregon in 1978, and he earned his PhD in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1982. Professor Adams's research interests focus on differential equations, especially in applications to biology and physics, and he has published another textbook, Measure Theory and Probability, with Victor Guillemin. Outside of the university, he enjoys running, traveling, and hiking with his wife and three children.


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Colin Adams

Colin Adams is the Thomas T. Read Professor of Mathematics at Williams College, where he has taught since 1985. He has produced a number of books that make mathematics more accessible and relatable, including How to Ace Calculus and its sequel, How to Ace the Rest of Calculus; Riot at the Calc Exam and other Mathematically Bent Stories; and Zombies & Calculus. Colin co-wrote and appears in the videos "The Great Pi vs. E Debate" and "Derivative vs. Integral: the Final Smackdown."

Adams received his undergraduate degree from MIT and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. He had held various grants for research in the area of knot theory and low-dimensional topology and has published numerous research articles. He received the Haimo National Distinguished Teaching Award from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) in 1998, and the Robert Foster Cherry Teaching Award in 2003. Adams also served as MAA Polya Lecturer (1998-2000), and as Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer (2000-2002).


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COMAP

COMAP--the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications-- is an award-winning non-profit organization whose mission is to improve mathematics education for students of all ages. Since 1980, COMAP has worked with teachers, students, and business people to create learning environments where mathematics is used to investigate and model real issues in our world.


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Bruce Crauder

Bruce Crauder received his B.A. from Haverford College and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. After post-doctoral positions at the Institute for Advanced Study, the University of Utah, and the University of Pennsylvania, Crauder came to Oklahoma State University, where he is now Professor of Mathematics and Associate Dean. Crauder’s research in algebraic geometry has resulted in 10 refereed articles in as many years in his specialty, three-dimensional birational geometry.


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John M. Davis

John Davis received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Auburn University in 1998 and joined the faculty at Baylor University in 1999.  His interdisciplinary research in ordinary and partial differential equations, hybrid dynamical systems, and applications to control theory and signal processing has been funded by the National Science Foundation, resulting in more than 50 peer reviewed publications. He won the Mathematical Association of America’s Distinguished University Teaching Award in 2009.


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Benny Evans

Benny Evans received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Michigan. He is currently Professor of Mathematics at Oklahoma State University, where he has served as undergraduate director, associate head, and department head. He has held visiting appointments at the Institute for Advanced Study, Rice University, and Texas A&M. His research interests are topology and mathematics education.


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Gary Froelich

Gary Froelich is director of high school projects at the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP). His interests include mathematical modeling and educational materials that develop mathematical ideas in the context of contemporary applications.


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Judith L. Gersting

Judith Gersting received her undergraduate degree in mathematics from Stetson University.  Her master's and Ph.D. in mathematics are from Arizona State University.  She taught mathematics and, later, computer science at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, where she was the first chair of the newly formed Computer and Information Science Department.  She was a Staff Scientist at the Indianapolis Center for Advanced Research for two years, and also spent a year as the Assistant Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Central Florida.  After many years at IUPUI, she and her husband, John Gersting, left IUPUI to go to the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Hawaii at Hilo on the Big Island.  Here Prof. Gersting served as department chair for many more years, and was awarded the University of Hawaii Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching.  She and her husband have recently retired from UHH and are back as Adjunct Professors at IUPUI teaching two classes per semester. Prof. Gersting has been active in SIGCSE (the ACM Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education), and she was the co-chair of the SIGCSE Technical Symposium in 2002.  She has received NSF computer science education grants and has served on NSF grant review panels in computer science education.  She is the author of several college-level textbooks in mathematics and computer science, including co-author with G. Michael Schneider of the introductory text Invitation to Computer Science, published by Cengage Learning.


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Marvin J. Greenberg

Marvin Jay Greenberg is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, University of California at Santa Cruz. He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University, where he was a Ford Scholar. His PhD is from Princeton University, his thesis adviser having been the brilliant and fiery Serge Lang. He was subsequently an Assistant Professor at U.C. Berkeley for five years (two years of which he spent on NSF Postdoctoral Fellowships at Harvard and at the I.H.E.S. in Paris), an Associate Professor at Northeastern University for two years, and Full Professor at U.C. Santa Cruz for twenty five years. He took early retirement from that campus at age 57. His first published book was Lectures on Algebraic Topology (Benjamin, 1967), which was later expanded into a joint work with John Harper, Algebraic Topology: A First Course (Westview, 1981). His second book Lectures on Forms in Many Variables (Benjamin, 1969) was about the subject started by Serge Lang in his thesis and subsequently developed by himself and others, culminating in the great theorem of Ax and Kochen showing that the conjecture of Emil Artin that p-adic fields are C2 is "almost true" (Terjanian found the first counter-example to the full conjecture). His Freeman text Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometries: Development and History had its first edition appear in 1974, and is now in its vastly expanded fourth edition. His early journal publications are in the subject of algebraic geometry, where he discovered a functor J.-P. Serre named after him and an approximation theorem J. Nicaise and J. Sebag named after him. He is also the translator of Serre’s Corps Locaux. In later years, he published some articles on the foundations of geometry, most of whose results are included in his Freeman text. His latest publication appeared in the March 2010 issue of the American Mathematical Monthly, entitled "Old and New Results in the Foundations of Elementary Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometries"; a copy of that paper is sent along with the Instructors' Manual to any instructor who requests it. Professor Greenberg lives alone in Berkeley, CA, and has an adult son who lives on the boat his son owns. His main interests outside of mathematics are (1) golf, where he is a founding member of the Shivas Irons Society based on Michael Murphy's classic book Golf in the Kingdom (now made into a movie); (2) the economy and the stock market, where he is very concerned about the hard times that have befallen the U.S., due in large part to the fiat fractional reserve monetary system that enabled very dangerous levels of debt to be transacted; and (3) the quest for enlightenment, the topic of a course he taught at Crown College, UCSC, around 1970.


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Jerry Johnson

Jerry Johnson received his B.S. in Mathematics from Oklahoma State University and his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois, Urbana. He was on the faculty of Oklahoma State University from 1969 until 1993, when he moved to the University of Nevada, Reno to become director of their Math Center and Math Across the Curriculum Project. From 1995 to 2001 he was chairman of the Department of Mathematics. He has received fifteen funded grants, including seven from the National Science Foundation. He has published 17 refereed papers in mathematics research journals and 36 papers in various journals and conference proceedings related to mathematics education. He is the author of GyroGraphics, a mathematics software package for which he received the EDUCOM Distinguished Mathematics Software award in 1991.


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