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Dr. Roger Howe

Dr. Howe has been teaching and conducting research in the Mathematics Department at Yale University for over 35 years. He is currently the William Kenan Jr. Professor of Mathematics. His mathematical research concerns symmetry and its applications. He has held visiting positions at many universities and research institutes in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Howe devotes substantial attention to issues of mathematics education. He has served on a multitude of committees, including those for several of the major reports on mathematics education of the past decade. He has reviewed mathematics texts and other instructional materials at all levels, from first grade through college. He has served as a member and as chair of the Committee on Education of the American Mathematical Society. He served on the Steering Committee of the Institute of Advanced Study Park City Mathematics Institute, and has helped to organize a series of meetings at Park City devoted to increasing the contribution of mathematicians in mathematics education, especially refining understanding of the mathematical issues in K-12 mathematics curricula. Dr. Howe is currently a member of the U.S. National Committee on Mathematics Instruction and the Executive Commission on Mathematics Education. In 2006, he received the Award for Distinguished Public Service from the American Mathematical Society. He was also a member of the Mathematics Work Team for the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics.

Dr. Howe received his BS in mathematics from Harvard University in 1964, winning the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. He obtained his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 1969.

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