Area(s) of expertise: everyday math, math education, math
Summary of expertise:
A former high school math teacher and current math curriculum developer, I published Math for Grownups (Adams Media) in 2011. I am also the math expert at MSN.com's Mom's Homeroom. My take is simple: math doesn't have to be your BFF, but you can get along in public. I am also an experienced freelance writer and blogger.
Blog/Web site: www.mathforgrownups.com
Math for Grownups (book)
Various articles for magazines and websites, including Parents, Parade, Pregnancy, The Advocate, AAA Traveler and more
A.D. Emmart Award for Journalism
Member of American Society for Journalists and Authors (ASJA) and National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.
Prior media experience:
Interviewed for a variety of newspapers, magazines and websites on the topics of math, parenting, freelance writing and math education. Have been a guest on hour-long radio programs, speaking about math and LGBT issues.
BS in mathematics education from James Madison University. MA in humanities from Old Dominion University
Speaking and being interviewed on issues surrounding math education, including, but not limited to: what kids are expected to know, math anxiety, math and parenting, using math in our everyday lives, using math to save money, etc., the importance of math and math education.