Steven R. Benson is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he teaches a variety of mathematics content courses for traditional undergraduate students and in-service mathematics teachers. Before joining the Lesley faculty, Dr. Benson was a Research Scientist at Education Development Center, Inc., where he was involved in a wide variety of projects, most of which involved the development of curricula for mathematics students and teachers. He has also facilitated preservice and in-service teacher professional development workshops across the U.S. and internationally (including serving as consultant to the Ministry of Education in Azerbaijan), directed a research project investigating the genesis and development of mathematical talent in Mathematical Olympians, and edited the problem calendar section of the Mathematics Teacher journal published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Prior to joining the EDC staff in June 2000, he held mathematics faculty positions at St. Olaf College, Santa Clara University, University of New Hampshire, and University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and is currently a co-director of the Master of Science for Teachers program at the University of New Hampshire. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois, working under the direction of Leon McCulloh in algebraic number theory.
E. Paul Goldenberg is a Senior Scientist and the Principal Investigator of three recent NSF-funded projects: Connecting with Mathematics, materials for teacher professional development programs; Problems with a Point,a Web-accessible, searchable database of orchestrated problem sets; and Math Workshop: A Comprehensive Elementary Curriculum for Skill, Mathematical Ability, and Real Thinking, a project that will develop materials for a K-5 comprehensive mathematics curriculum that promotes rather than requires professional development. He was previously PI on the Connected Geometry curriculum development project, and of a 3-year,NSF-funded research project into the nature of learning with geometry software. He has over 35 years of experience in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary teaching, teacher enhancement, and education research. He is widely published and has conducted workshops and seminars on a variety of topics in mathematics education.