Workshop Facilitators

David Bressoud is Professor of Mathematics, President of the Mathematical Association of America, and former Director of the Quantitative Thinking program at Macalester College.

Caren Diefenderfer is Professor of Mathematics at Hollins University. Following on her past grant work at Hollins, she is currently co-PI on the NSF-funded "Quantitative Reasoning in the Contemporary World" project. She is on the board of the National Numeracy Network in addition to serving on the Quantitative Literacy subcommittee of the Mathematical Association of America.

Stephanie Fitchett is on the faculty in the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado. She has recently returned to the University from the National Science Foundation, where she was a Program Director in the Division of Undergraduate Education, which has provided considerable support for quantitative literacy efforts.

Eric Gaze is Director of the Quantitative Reasoning Program at Bowdoin College. He is the chair-elect of the Mathematical Association of America's Special Interest group in Quantitative Reasoning (SIGMAA-QL), and serves on the board of directors of the National Numeracy Network.

Nathan Grawe is Professor of Economics and Director of the Quantitative Inquiry, Reasoning, and Knowledge (QuIRK) initiative at Carleton College. The QuIRK initiative has developed a rubric for assessing quantitative reasoning (QR) in student written work.

Rebecca Hartzler is the Director of Grants at Edmonds Community College. She is co-PI on the NSF-funded Mathematics Across the Community College Curriculum project and has written and received numerous other QR-related grants.

Neil Lutsky is Professor of Psychology at Carleton College. He was the first Director of Carleton's QuIRK initiative. In that role, he led the development of QuIRK's writing-based assessment rubric and program of professional development. Lutsky currently serves on the Board of the National Numeracy Network.

Bernie Madison is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Arkansas. He is also Emeritus President of the National Numeracy Network. He his the PI of Quantitative Reasoning in the Contemporary World, that, among other things, produced a volume of case studies that support QR instruction.

Cathy Manduca is Director of the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College. SERC supports improvements in science education by organizing workshops and developing web-resources that link teaching resources, pedagogy and discussion.

Suzanne Mente is Assistant Director of Instructional Services and Coordinator of Quantitative Literacy at Alverno College. The Alverno program infuses QR throughout the curriculum and has developed means of assessing it at the college, course and student levels.

Carol Rutz is Director of the Writing Program at Carleton College. She has worked extensively with the College's QuIRK initiative to evaluate quantitative reasoning in student writing.

Milo Schield is Professor of Business Administration at Augsburg College and Director of the W.M. Keck Statistical Literacy Project. He developed and teaches a Statistical Literacy course that helps students read and interpret summary statistics in the everyday media. Schield serves as Vice-President of the National Numeracy Network. He is the Webmaster of; he spotlights statistical illiteracy at

Donna L. Sundre is Professor of Graduate Psychology and Executive Director of the Center for Assessment and Research Studies at James Madison University. At the Center, Sundre is PI on an NSF-funded project designed to advance assessment of Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning. Goals of the project are to identify new assessment models and barriers to assessment progress, and to assess the generalizability of the Quantitative Reasoning Test (QR) and the Scientific Reasoning Test (SR) to four partner institutions with diverse missions and serving underrepresented student populations. The QR and SR instruments were developed at James Madison to assess collegiate general education learning outcomes.

Christopher Tassava is Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Carleton College. He has worked intimately with the College's QuIRK initiative, helping to secure grants from the US Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and the W.M. Keck Foundation.

Corri Taylor is Professor of Economics and Director of the Quantitative Reasoning Program at Wellesley College. She currently serves as President of the National Numeracy Network.

Len Vacher is Professor of Geology at the University of South Florida. He also is Emeritus Director of the National Numeracy Network and currently serves as co-editor of its journal, Numeracy. Vacher has also spearheaded an effort to teach QR through the use of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum.