Public Writing
Here are some things I've written for general audiences. (See the 'Professor' tab for articles I've written for specialized mathematical audiences.)
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Mathematics for Human Flourishing is name of both my book and a speech that spawned the book. The book (Yale University Press, 2020) is aimed at the general public. The speech was directed to mathematicians, and I gave it in my capacity as president of the Mathematical Association of America.
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Solve this math problem: the gender gap. An oped I wrote after Maryam Mirzakhani won the Fields Medal. Los Angeles Times, August 25, 2014.
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The Lesson of Grace in Teaching. This is probably my most shared piece of writing. This was a speech I gave after winning the Haimo Award, a nationwide teaching award for college faculty. It appeared on my blog and was published in The Best Writing on Mathematics 2014.â€‹
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I've wrote a number of articles for MAA FOCUS when I served as MAA President, about teaching mathematics: