Instructor in Mathematics Steve Gadbois will be the representative-at-large for the interests of high school mathematics teachers on the Mathematical Association of America Congress.
During his three-year term lasting through June 2024, Dr. Gadbois wants to address the topic of math doctorate students being steered toward university-level careers.
“I’ve been a tenured professor at a selective college, and I much prefer – and do a better job – teaching at a strong high school,” Gadbois says. “The entire math community would be better served if more highly trained mathematicians chose to teach, effectively, below the university level.”
The MAA, headquartered in Washington, DC, is the world’s largest community of mathematicians, students, and enthusiasts. Gadbois was one of 20 teachers nationwide awarded the 2019-2020 Edyth May Sliffe Award for Distinguished Mathematics Teaching in Middle School and High School by MAA. He also received the award in 2016.