2020 Featured Speakers

José Vilson

"Equity, Justice, and Humanity in the Math Classroom"

José Vilson is a New York City public middle school teacher in Washington Heights, NYC. He is the author of This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education. has spoken about education, math, and race for a number of organizations and publications, including the New York Times, The Guardian, TED, El Diario / La Prensa and The Atlantic. He's a National Board Certified teacher, a Math for America Master Teacher, and the executive director of EduColor, an organization dedicated to race and social justice issues in education. https://thejosevilson.com/

Rachel Levy

"Mathematical Modeling: from Kindergarten to Industry"

Rachel Levy is Deputy Executive Director of the Mathematical Association of America (MMA.)  Previously she was Professor of Mathematics and Associate Dean for Faculty Development at Harvey Mudd College and Vice President for Education for the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.  Her most recent book, written with Rick Laugesen and Fadil Santosa, is the BIG Jobs Guide, which helps people with expertise in the mathematical sciences prepare for internships and jobs in Business, Industry and Government (BIG). 

Francis Su

“Mathematics for Human Flourishing”

Francis Edward Su is the Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, and former president of the Mathematical Association of America. He received his B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. His research is in geometric combinatorics and applications to the social sciences and he has co-authored numerous papers with undergraduates. He also has a passion for teaching and popularizing mathematics. From the Mathematical Association of America, he received the 2018 Halmos-Ford award for writing, and the 2013 Haimo Award for distinguished teaching. He authors the popular Math Fun Facts website and is creator of “MathFeed,” the math news app. His new book Mathematics for Human Flourishing is an inclusive vision of what math is, who it’s for, and why anyone should learn it. https://math.hmc.edu/su/