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Curriculum Vitae

David A. Smith

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Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708-0320
(919) 489-5515 (home)

Born: 1938, New York City


Ph.D.Yale University1963
B.S.Trinity College1958
Areas of Research

Mathematics Education

Areas of Experience

Mathematics education
Numerical analysis
Mathematical models in the social and biological sciences
Uses of computers in mathematics instruction
Applications of algebra to combinatorics and number theory
Representations of nonassociative algebras

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

Fellow, International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, 2015
Fellow, American Mathematical Society, 2013
Lifetime Achievemnet Award, NAMI North Carolina, 2009
University of Canterbury (NZ) Visiting Erskine Fellowship, 2001
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1997
EDUCOM Medal, 1995
(with L. C. Moore) Project Kaleidoscope Designation of Project CALC as a Program That Works, 1993
(with L. C. Moore) EDUCOM Award for Best Curriculum Innovation: Mathematics, 1991
NIH-MARC Visiting Scientist, Benedict College, 1985-86
Scholar-at-Large, United Negro College Fund, Benedict College, 1984-85
Carl B. Allendoerfer Award for Expository Writing, MAA, 1977
Valedictorian, Trinity College, 1958
Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society, 1957
Phi Beta Kappa, 1957
(with D. R. Smith) The Steve Jordan Award, NAMI North Carolina, October, 2016
Hero of Hope, Alliance Behavioral Healthcare, May 2016

Major Grant Support

(with L. C. Moore) The Coordinated Curriculum Library, NSF DUE-9752421, 1998-2001
(with L. C. Moore) Interactive Connected Curriculum Project, NSF-DUE 9555407, subcontract on grant to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 1996-98
(with L. C. Moore) Interactive Modules for Courses Following Calculus, NSF DUE-9352889, 1993-97
(with L. C. Moore) Dissemination of Project CALC Methods and Materials, NSF USE-9153272, 1991-95
(with L. C. Moore) Project CALC: Calculus as a Laboratory Course, NSF USE-8953961, 1989-93
(with L. C. Moore) Development of Calculus, NSF USE-8814083, 1988-89
Acceleration of Convergence, NASA NSG-3160, 1977-1993
Research in Algebra and Combinatorial Theory, NSF GP-8902, GP-20092, 1968-1973

Professional Service

President, NAMI North Carolina, March 30, 2018 - October 10, 2020  
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Online Mathematics and its Applications, 2000-04  
Member, Illuminations Advisory Committee, September 1, 2002 - April 30, 2004  
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, Associate Editor, 1998-2001  
Planning Committee (Chair, Calculus Subcommittee, 1995-97), International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, 1994-2001  
NSF National Advisory Panel for Activity-Based Physics Project, Dickinson College, Tufts Univ, Millerville Univ, Universities of Maryland & Oregon, 1995-2000  
NSF National Advisory Panel for Core-Plus Mathematics Project, Western Michigan University, Ohio State University, Universities of Iowa, Maryland, and Michigan, 1992-2000  
NSF National Advisory Panel for Quality Indicators for Undergraduate Mathematics, Univ of Illinois, Parkland College, & California State Univ at San Marcos, 1997-2000  
NSF National Advisory Panel for CAS-Intensive Mathematics Project, Pennsylvania State University & University of Iowa, 1997-2000  
Planning Committee for Mathfest 2000, Mathematical Association of America, 1999-2000  
Coordinating Council on Meetings, Chair, Mathematical Association of America, 1994-98  
CUPM Subcommittee on Calculus Reform and the First Two Years (Chair, 1996-97), Mathematical Association of America, 1991-97  
Editorial Board, UME Trends, 1991-96  
Software Reviews Editor, UME Trends, 1989-96  
Editorial Board, MAA Notes Series, 1989-93  
Committee on Computers in Mathematics Education (Chair, 1987-90), Mathematical Association of America, 1985-93  
Series Editor in Mathematics, CONDUIT, 1985-90  
Associate Editor, The College Mathematics Journal, 1986-89  
Associate Editor, Mathematics Magazine, 1981-85  
Mathematics Advisory Committee (Chair, 1975-77), CONDUIT, 1972-77  
Selected Recent Invited Talks

How People Learn … Mathematics, 2nd International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics, Hersonissos, Crete , Greece, 1 July 2002  
Using Writing to Develop Mathematical Reasoning, Conference on Improving the Reasoning of College Students, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 20 May 2002  
Good and Bad Practice Using Technology in Teaching Calculus, Kansas City, MO, 6 October 2001  
The Mathematical Sciences Digital Library MathDL and its Journal JOMA, Kansas City, MO, 6 October 2001 [html]  
Teaching in a Studio Classroom, MAA's Project NExT Meeting, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1 August 2001  
Technology in College Calculus, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 6 June 2001  
What Have We Learned about Learning?, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, 25 May 2001  
What Have We Learned about Learning?, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 16 May 2001  
How Does Technology Affect Learning in Calculus?, Orlando, FL, 3 April 2001  
What Have We Learned about Learning?, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 11 May 2000  
The U.S. Census and Pierre Francois Who?, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL, 20 April 2000  
What Have We Learned about Learning?, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL, 20 April 2000  
On-Line Interactive Mathematics Materials, American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 21 February 2000  
Mathematics Learning for All: How Can It Be Done?, The Challenge of Diversity: A Symposium on Undergraduate Mathematics, Laguna Quays, Australia, 21 November 1999 [htm]  
Mathematics Online: The Present and the Future, International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, San Francisco, CA, 5 November 1999  
The Roles and Responsibilities of an Agent of Change, Project Kaleidoscope 10th Anniversary Celebration, University of Maryland, College Park, 22 October 1999  
What Have We Learned about Learning?, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, 10 September 1999  
Web-Based Interactive Lab Materials for Sophomore-Level Classes, The Barrett Lectures, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1 June 1999  
Calculus Reform: Why, What, Who, Where, When, Missouri Conference on Calculus for the 21st Century, Osage Beach, MO, 8 October 1998  
Renewal in Collegiate Mathematics Education, International Congress of Mathematicians, Berlin, Germany, 25 August 1998  
Professional Affiliations

Associate Professor Emeritus, Duke University, 2003-present
Associate Professor, Duke University, 1968-2002
Visiting Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University, 1993-94
Visiting Professor, Benedict College, 1984-86
Visiting Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University, 1975-76
Assistant Professor, Duke University, 1962-68

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