Online Companion: Technical Mathematics with Calculus, 3e
About the Author
In 2000 the National
Science Foundation awarded a grant, “Technical Mathematics for Tomorrow:
Recommendations and Exemplary Programs,” to the American Mathematics
Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMAYTC). It was fitting that AMAYTC
turned to someone with a long career in teaching mathematics and preparing
mathematics educators, Dr. John C. Peterson, to serve as a Director of
the three-year effort. Dr. Peterson, the author of this textbook, helped
lead a group of mathematics educators, technical faculty from colleges
and universities, and business and industry leaders to develop a vision
for the mathematical needs of students in emerging technologies.
Building on a series of workshops by the Calculus Reform
And the First Two Years
(CRAFTY) subcommittee of the Committee on the Undergraduate Programs in
Mathematics (CUPM) of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), the
team effort by the AMAYTC project group resulted in the seminal report,
A Vision: Mathematics for the Emerging Technologies.
It is this report, co-authored by Dr. Peterson, that is serving as the
foundation for reform in the teaching of technical mathematics. Recommendations
from the report are incorporated into the third editions of Technical
Mathematics and Technical Mathematics with Calculus.
In addition to leading a major technical mathematics teaching reform effort,
Dr. Peterson brings a distinguished set of credentials to the authoring
of this book. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from The
Ohio State University and his B.A. and M.A. in Mathematics Education from
the University of Northern Iowa. He taught mathematics at Chattanooga
State Technical Community College for twelve years where he received the
1995 Teaching Excellence Award and has been a faculty member at The University
of Tennessee, the University of Maine, and Eastern Illinois University.
He has directed 12 funded research projects, written 7 mathematics textbooks
and 80 articles, and given numerous presentations throughout the United
States and Europe.
“Professing” runs in the family. Dr. Peterson is married to
Dr. Marla Peterson, Professor of Educational Psychology and Counseling
at The University of Tennessee and their son, Dr. Matthew Steely Peterson,
is a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at George Mason University.
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