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Personal Profile of Dr. Roger E. Howe


Roger Howe has been teaching and doing research in the Mathematics Department at Yale University for over 30 years. He is currently the William Kenan Jr. Professor of Mathematics. His mathematical research investigates symmetry and its applications. He has held visiting positions at many universities and research institutes in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. In 1997-98, he served as a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences.

He also devotes substantial attention to issues of mathematics education. He has served on a multitude of committees, including those for several of the major reports on mathematics education of the past decade. He has reviewed mathematics texts and other instructional materials at all levels from first grade through college. He has served as a member and as chair of the Committee on Education of the American Mathematical Society. He served on the Steering Committee of the Park City/IAS Mathematics Institute and has helped to organize a series of meetings at Park City devoted to increasing the contribution of mathematicians in mathematics education, especially, refining understanding of the mathematical issues in K-12 mathematics curricula. He is currently a member of the U.S. National Committee on Mathematics Instruction. In 2006, he received the Award for Distinguished Public Service from the American Mathematical Society.

Current/Future Committee Membership
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No Memberships

Past Committee Membership
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Educational Advisory Committee Aug 01, 2004 Mar 01, 2015
Educational Advisory Committee Mar 07, 2015 Mar 31, 2017
  1. Workshop Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2008: Teaching and Learning Algebra

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    May 14, 2008
    07:45 PM - 08:45 PM
      Discussants on the presentation
    Hyman Bass (University of Michigan), Roger Howe (Yale University)
    May 15, 2008
    09:45 AM - 11:15 AM
      Discussants on the presentation
    Roger Howe (Yale University), William McCallum (University of Arizona), Betty Phillips
  2. Workshop The Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching (K-8): Why, What and How?

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    May 26, 2005
    01:30 PM - 03:15 PM
      What Mathematical Knowledge, Skill, and Habits Do Teachers Need in Order to Teach Effectively?
    Hyman Bass (University of Michigan), Pam Grossman, Roger Howe (Yale University), Liping Ma, Randolph Philipp
    May 27, 2005
    12:00 AM - 07:00 PM
      What Can Mathematics Departments and Schools of Education Do to Help Teachers Develop Such Knowledge?
    Deborah Ball (University of Michigan), Dan Fallon, Roger Howe (Yale University), Richard (James) Milgram