Authors

Franklin D. Demana

Frank Demana received his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from Michigan State University. Currently, he is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at The Ohio State University. As an active supporter of the use of technology to teach and learn mathematics, he is cofounder of the international Teachers Teaching with Technology (T3 ) professional development program. He has been the director or codirector of more than $10 million of National Science Foundation (NSF) and foundational grant activities, including a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education Mathematics and Science Educational Research program awarded to The Ohio State University. Along with frequent presentations at professional meetings, he has published a variety of articles in the areas of computer- and calculator-enhanced mathematics instruction. Dr. Demana is also cofounder (with Bert Waits) of the annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (ICTCM). He is co-recipient of the 1997 Glenn Gilbert National Leadership Award presented by the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, co-recipient of the 1998 Christofferson-Fawcett Mathematics Education Award presented by the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and recipient of the 2015 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Demana coauthored Calculus: Graphical, Numerical, Algebraic; Essential Algebra: A Calculator Approach; Transition to College Mathematics; College Algebra and Trigonometry: A Graphing Approach; College Algebra: A Graphing Approach; Precalculus: Functions and Graphs; and Intermediate Algebra: A Graphing Approach.

 

Bert K. Waits

Bert Waits received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University and was Professor Emeritus of Mathematics there. Dr. Waits was cofounder of the international Teachers Teaching with Technology (T3 ) professional development program, and was codirector or principal investigator on several large National Science Foundation projects. Dr. Waits published articles in more than 70 nationally recognized professional journals. He frequently gave invited lectures, workshops, and minicourses at national meetings of the Mathematical Association of America and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) on how to use computer technology to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics. Dr. Waits was co-recipient of the 1997 Glenn Gilbert National Leadership Award presented by the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, and was the cofounder (with Frank Demana) of the ICTCM. He was also co-recipient of the 1998 Christofferson-Fawcett Mathematics Education Award presented by the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics and recipient of the 2015 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Waits was one of the six authors of the high school portion of the groundbreaking 1989 NCTM Standards. Dr. Waits coauthored Calculus: Graphical, Numerical, Algebraic; College Algebra and Trigonometry: A Graphing Approach; College Algebra: A Graphing Approach; Precalculus: Functions and Graphs; and Intermediate Algebra: A Graphing Approach.

 

Gregory D. Foley

Greg Foley received B.A. and M.A. degrees in mathematics and a Ph.D. in mathematics education from The University of Texas at Austin. He is the Robert L. Morton Professor of Mathematics Education at Ohio University. Dr. Foley has taught elementary arithmetic through graduate-level mathematics, as well as upper-division and graduate-level mathematics education classes. He has held full-time faculty positions at North Harris County College, Austin Community College, The Ohio State University, Sam Houston State University, and Appalachian State University, and served as Director of the Liberal Arts and Science Academy and as Senior Scientist for Secondary School Mathematics Improvement for the Austin Independent School District in Austin, Texas. Dr. Foley has presented over 400 lectures, workshops, and institutes throughout the United States and, internationally, has directed or codirected more than 60 funded projects totaling over $5 million. He has published over 50 book chapters and journal articles. In 1998, he received the biennial American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) Award for Mathematics Excellence; in 2005, the annual Teachers Teaching with Technology (T3 ) Leadership Award; in 2013, Ohio University’s Patton College award for distinguished graduate teaching; and in 2015, the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics Kenneth Cummins Award for exemplary mathematics teaching at the university level. Dr. Foley coauthored Precalculus: A Graphing Approach; Precalculus: Functions and Graphs; and Advanced Quantitative Reasoning: Mathematics for the World Around Us.

 

Daniel Kennedy

Dan Kennedy received his undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross and his master’s degree and Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since 1973 he has taught mathematics at the Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he holds the Cartter Lupton Distinguished Professorship. Dr. Kennedy joined the Advanced Placement® Calculus Test Development Committee in 1986, then in 1990 became the first high school teacher in 35 years to chair that committee. It was during his tenure as chair that the program moved to require graphing calculators and laid the early groundwork for the 1998 reform of the Advanced Placement Calculus curriculum. The author of the 1997 Teacher’s Guide—AP® Calculus, Dr. Kennedy has conducted more than 50 workshops and institutes for high school calculus teachers. His articles on mathematics teaching have appeared in the Mathematics Teacher and the American Mathematical Monthly, and he is a frequent speaker on education reform at professional and civic meetings. Dr. Kennedy was named a Tandy Technology Scholar in 1992 and a Presidential Award winner in 1995. Dr. Kennedy coauthored Calculus: Graphical, Numerical, Algebraic; Prentice Hall Algebra I; Prentice Hall Geometry; and Prentice Hall Algebra 2.

 

David E. Bock

Dave Bock holds degrees from the University at Albany (NY) in mathematics (B.A.) and statistics/education (M.S.). Mr. Bock taught mathematics at Ithaca High School for 35 years, including both BC Calculus and AP Statistics. He also taught Statistics at Tompkins-Cortland Community College, Ithaca College, and Cornell University, where he recently served as K–12 Education and Outreach Coordinator and Senior Lecturer for the Mathematics Department. Mr. Bock serves as a Statistics consultant to the College Board, leading numerous workshops and institutes for AP Statistics teachers. He has been a reader for the AP Calculus exam and both a reader and a table leader for the AP Statistics exam. During his career Mr. Bock won numerous teaching awards, including the MAA’s Edyth May Sliffe Award for Distinguished High School Mathematics Teaching (twice) and Cornell University’s Outstanding Educator Award (three times), and was also a finalist for New York State Teacher of the Year. Mr. Bock coauthored the AP Statistics textbook Stats: Modeling the World, the non-AP text Stats in Your World, Barron’s AP Calculus review book, and Barron’s AP Calculus Flash Cards.