### Background Information

In 1980, I received a B.A. in Mathematics from Harvard College, and in
1981 earned an M.A. in Mathematics from Columbia University. I then
returned to Harvard and taught in the Mathematics Department as a Senior
Preceptor, from 1981-1987. During this time, I also taught math and
computer science courses at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government,
Summer School, and Extension School. In addition, I was responsible for
administering the Quantitative Reasining Requirement of Harvard's Core
Curriculum, in which every undergraduate had to show proficiency in
basic statistics and simple computer programming. In 1985, Prof. Harry
Lewis and I jointly designed and implemented computer programs for the
Macintosh (which had just been brought to market, and had a novel
user-interface -- a mouse!) to teach multivariable calculus. I was also
employed part-time as a systems programmer for Dragon Systems, working
on speech-recognition products for personal computers.

In 1987, I joined the faculties of Haverford and Bryn Mawr, working part-time at each institution teaching courses in computer science. In 1990, I moved into the Mathematics Department at Haverford full-time, and since then have served as Department Chair twice.

My interest in underrepresented groups in science led me to become the director of the Multicultural Scholars Program, which was started by Slavica Matacic over 20 years ago. As an outgrowth of this interest, in the summer of 2006 I directed (with lots of help from faculty, deans, staff and students!) the five-week Haverford Summer Science Institute.

In 1987, I joined the faculties of Haverford and Bryn Mawr, working part-time at each institution teaching courses in computer science. In 1990, I moved into the Mathematics Department at Haverford full-time, and since then have served as Department Chair twice.

My interest in underrepresented groups in science led me to become the director of the Multicultural Scholars Program, which was started by Slavica Matacic over 20 years ago. As an outgrowth of this interest, in the summer of 2006 I directed (with lots of help from faculty, deans, staff and students!) the five-week Haverford Summer Science Institute.