Key People

Glenn Stevens

Professor Glenn Stevens, Boston UniversityGlenn Stevens is Professor of Mathematics at Boston University where he has taught and conducted research since 1984. He earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Harvard University in 1981. Since its founding in 1989, Professor Stevens has directed the Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS), a program for aspiring young mathematicians and their teachers. His research specialties are Number Theory, Automorphic Forms, and Arithmetic Geometry. He has authored or edited three books and published numerous articles on these topics. Professor Stevens has organized major research conferences and has delivered well over a hundred invited lectures around the world. Currently, he serves as Principal Investigator for Assessing Secondary Teachers’ Algebraic Habits of Mind, an NSF DRK-12 collaborative grant with colleagues from Education Development Center, Inc. and St. Olaf College. He is also the President of Math for America Boston.

Al Cuoco

Al Cuoco, EDCAl Cuoco is a Distinguished Scholar at Education Development Center and the lead author of CME Project, a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded high school curriculum published by Pearson. Recently, he served as part of a team that revised the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS) recommendations for teacher preparation and professional development. He co-directs Focus on Mathematics, a partnership among universities, school districts, and EDC that has established a community of mathematical practice involving mathematicians, teachers, and mathematics educators. The partnership evolved from his 25-year collaboration with Glenn Stevens on Boston University’s PROMYS for Teachers, a professional development program for teachers based on an immersion experience in mathematics. He also co-directs the development of the course for secondary teachers in the Institute for Advanced Study program at the Park City Mathematics Institute.

Demi Dubois

Demi Dubois began working for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Boston University in 2016, as the Project Coordinator for the Focus on Mathematics partnership. Demi also oversees the PROMYS for Teachers program and the NSF-funded Boston College Noyce/Math for America-Boston program. Demi earned a BA in International Relations from Brown University and an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her background includes teaching mathematics at Ottoson Middle School in Arlington, MA, and North Shore Community College, as well as extensive experience as a mathematics textbook editor and educational program administrator.  

Ryota Matsuura

Ryota Matsuura is an Associate Professor in the mathematics department at St. Olaf College, where he serves as the Director of Mathematics Education. After three years of teaching mathematics at Brookline High School, he got a Ph.D. in Number Theory from Boston University. He was co-director of research on the Math Science Partnership Focus on Mathematics. Currently, he serves as Principal Investigator for Assessing Secondary Teachers’ Algebraic Habits of Mind, an NSF DRK-12 collaborative grant with colleagues from Boston University and Education Development Center, Inc.

Steve Rosenberg

Steve Rosenberg is a Professor of Mathematics at Boston University where he has taught and conducted research since 1985. His research interests are in differential geometry in finite and infinite dimensions. He has been involved with FoM serving on the advisory board and facilitating study groups. He has taught at the PROMYS program since 1991, and is also Treasurer of Math for America Boston.

Sarah Sword

Sarah Sword is a Senior Research Scientist at Education Development Center, Inc. She received her Ph.D. in Commutative Algebra from Michigan State University. Currently, she serves as Principal Investigator for Assessing Secondary Teachers’ Algebraic Habits of Mind, an NSF DRK-12 collaborative grant with colleagues from Boston University and St. Olaf College.