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Public Relations:Josh Brown (802)656-3039
Specialty:mathematics education for K-6 teachers via Vermont Math Initiative (VMI)
Biography:Gross is special assistant to the VT Commissioner of Education for Mathematics Education in Vermont and project director for the Vermont Math Initiative, a professional development program that trains K-6 teachers to be mathematics "teacher leaders" while concurrently earning master's degrees in education. Gross is a respected and well-known research mathematician, educator and academic administrator who has published 40 papers and edited three books. His interests range from teaching arithmetic to "mathphobic" adults to advising doctoral students at the cutting edge of mathematical research. His honors include the Chauvenet Prize and the Lester R. Ford Award from the Mathematics Association of America. He also has received UVM's two highest honors: the George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award and the University Scholar Award.