Forward Thinking: Embracing Our New Curriculum
October 23, 2015
CP Allen High in Bedford, NS
Keynote Presenter - David Kung
Featured Speaker - be sure to enrol in one of his sessions!
Dave Kung fell in love with both mathematics and music at a very early age. More successful with one than the other, he completed three degrees from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, none in music, while still playing in the Madison Symphony Orchestra.
During those years, he worked to help retain talented students of color, teaching in the inaugural years of the Wisconsin Emerging Scholars Program.
Now a Professor of Mathematics at St. Mary's College of Maryland, Dave has helped to create programs that attract and retain underrepresented students. He co-founded the Emerging Scholars Program in mathematics at SMCM, helped expand it to other departments, and helped other institutions from community colleges to Harvard University start similar programs that work with historically-underserved populations.
As an active researcher Dave has published articles on topics in harmonic analysis and mathematics education, and is the recipient of numerous awards including a regional teaching award from the Mathematical Association of America. He is co-writing a book about college math teaching entitled, "What Could They Possibly Be Thinking? Understanding Your College Math Students." His Great Courses lectures, How Music and Mathematics Relate, have quickly become a top Math& Science seller for the Teaching Company, and his second series (on Mind-bending Mathematical Paradoxes) will be released in November, 2015.
Dave currently serves as the Director of Project NExT, a professional development program for new faculty in mathematics throughout the US and Canada.
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