DeWitt Wallace Professor Emeritus, Macalester College

Former Director,
Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences

Former President, Mathematical Association of America

``If it be then your Pleasure, ye Lovers of Study ...

``Where is the Life ...


A monthly column of reflections on issues of undergraduate mathematics education that is now posted on the MAA's site, Math Values.


Characteristics of Successful Programs in College Calculus (NSF #0910240)

A five-year NSF-sponsored study of mainstream Calculus I.


Progress through Calculus (NSF #1430540)

A successor to Characteristics of Successful Programs in College Calculus, examining what works in the Precalculus through Calculus II sequence and what universities can do to improve student success.

The Role of Calculus in the Transition from High School to College Mathematics (NSF #1550484)

The results of a workshop held in 2016 to clarify what we know and what we need to know about the role of calculus in the transition from high school to college mathematics. Click here for a pdf of the final report with color graphics.


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Photo taken at the Uppenbarelsekyrkan in Saltsjobaden, Sweden, 2015

The banner at the top of the page was taken at Hvitträsk in Finland, the home and workshop of Eliel Saarinen.