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Dr. R. James Milgram

Dr. James Milgram is an emeritus professor of mathematics at Stanford University where he has taught since 1970. Among other honors, Dr. Milgram has held the Gauss Professorship at the University of Goettingen and the Regents Professorship at the University of New Mexico. He has published over 100 research papers and four books, as well as serving as an editor of many others. His main area of research is algebraic and geometric topology, and he currently works on questions in robotics and protein folding.

Dr. Milgram was a member of the National Board of Education Sciences -- the presidential board that oversees the Institute for Education Research at the U.S. Department of Education. He was also a member of the NASA Advisory Council, and was a member of the Achieve Mathematics Advisory Panel as well as a number of other advisory boards. He was one of the members of the Common Ground Project that included Deborah Loewenberg Ball, Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Jeremy Kilpatrick, Richard Schaar, and Wilfried Schmid. From 2002 to 2005, Dr. Milgram headed a project funded by the U.S. Department of Education that identified and described the key mathematics that K-8 teachers need to know. He also helped to direct a project that evaluated state mathematics assessments. He is one of the four main authors of the California mathematics standards, as well as one of the two main authors of the California Mathematics Framework. He is one of the main authors of the Michigan and Georgia K-8 mathematics standards.

Dr. Milgram received his undergraduate and master's degrees in mathematics from the University of Chicago, and his PhD in mathematics from the University of Minnesota.


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