Robert A. Rosenbaum
Chair of PIMMS
Robert A. Rosenbaum, Yale, A.B. 1936, Ph.D. 1947 (mathematics), was a faculty member at Reed College in Oregon from 1939-53 and has been a Visiting Professor at Swarthmore College, Univ. of Mass., and College of St.Thomas (St. Paul, MN). A professor of mathematics at Wesleyan University since 1953, he has also held various posts in Wesleyan academic administration, including Acting President in 1970. In 1985, he was named The University Professor of Mathematics and the Sciences, emeritus.
He has been recognized with honorary LHD's from St. Joseph College (CT), Wesleyan, and Transylvania University (KY), and with an Sc.D. from CSU; with the Baldwin Medal (Wesleyan) and the Transylvania Medal, and with awards from ATOMIC, CSTA, and Sacred Heart University.
He has written articles in professional journals, and is the author or co-author of mathematics texts including Geometry with Coordinates (SMSG); Modern Coordinate Geometry (Houghton-Mifflin); An Introduction to Projective Geometry and Modern Algebra (Addison-Wesley); and Calculus, Basic Concepts and Applications (Cambridge University Press). Read his "Musings on Polynomials" article.
He founded the Project to Increase Mastery of Mathematics and Science (PIMMS) in 1979, was its Director until 1994, and its Chairman since 1995. He was also the Founding President of the CT Academy for Education in Math, Science, and Technology in 1990 and served on its Board of Directors and Executive Committee until 2003.