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. Beginning in 1989, Professor Stevens has directed Boston University's 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.

Wayne Harvey

Wayne Harvey the Director of the Science and Mathematics Program at Education Development Center. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1981, where he studied cognitive science and mathematics education. At EDC, Dr. Harvey has had extensive experience with mathematics curriculum development across the grades, professional development for teachers, mathematics education research, and systemic reform efforts. He manages a staff of more than 50 professionals in an EDC Division which consists of more than 30 projects focusing on mathematics education reform.

Kristen Luce

Kristen Luce began working for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Boston University in 2012. Kristen is involved in the administration of the Focus on Mathematics Partnership, PROMYS for Teachers program and also works on the NSF funded Noyce Math for America Boston program. Kristen’s background includes a Masters degree in International Studies and 3 years’ experience as a Program Coordinator for an NSF-funded GK-12 STEM program at the University of Miami.

Ryota Matsuura

Ryota Matsuura is an Assistant 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.

Mary Beth Piecham

Mary Beth Piecham is co-PI and Project Manager of the Mathematical Practices Implementation Study, a four-year NSF–funded study to measure the impact of EDC’s CME Project high school curriculum on teachers’ mathematical knowledge for teaching and teaching practice. Before joining EDC, she was a third-grade Assistant Teacher at Newton Public Schools and, at WGBH, led public and press outreach for PBS projects to interest girls in engineering and to raise awareness and funding for global child survival as part of a NOVA documentary.

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.