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[Harvey B. Keynes]
Harvey B. Keynes

Title: Education Director
Dates: 1992 -- present
Office: Geometry Center, Room 505
Phone: (612) 626-8306
E-mail: keynes@geom.umn.edu
Personal Homepage: http://www.geom.umn.edu/~keynes/

Activities at the Geometry Center

Harvey has actively led the Center's educational initiatives since the early days of the Center. In his role as Education Director, he coordinates all aspects of the Center's educational outreach at the K-12, undergraduate, and graduate levels, and is also actively engaged in creating opportunities for the professional development of the Center's postdocs and staff. Harvey has organized many conferences, workshops, and meetings at the Center, including workshops on K-12 materials development, calculus reform, and a unique workshop on networking and sharing resources among large research universities. Harvey has been a driving force behind the Center's summer educational activites, including the institute for undergraduates, the program for high school teachers, and a summer "camp" to attract women and minorities into mathematics.


School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Born December 27, 1940, U. S. Citizen


Ph.D., Wesleyan University, 1966
M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1963
B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1962

Professional Appointments

1978 -- present: Professor, University of Minnesota
1971 -- 78: Associate Professor, University of Minnesota
1968 -- 71: Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

Visiting Positions

1977, 85, 87, 88, 89: Professor, Univ. of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, S. Africa
1979: Fellow, Univ. of California, Berkeley
1971: Associate Professor, Univ. of Maryland, College Park

Professional Activities

1991 -- present: Director of Education, Geometry Center
1989 -- present: Project Director, NSF Young Scholars - Early Alert
1994 -- 95: Project Director, NSF Curriculum Planning Grant
1993 -- 95: Project Director, Dept. of Energy PREP Grant
1980 -- present: Project Director, University of Minnesota Talented Youth Mathematics Project (UMTYMP)
1988 -- 95: Project Director, Enhancing Female Participation in UMTYMP, Bush Fdn.
1988 -- 96: Project Codirector, NSF Mathematicians and Educational Reform
1985 -- 95: Project Codirector, NSF Minnesota Mathematics Mobilization
1985 -- 88: Project Director, NSF Teacher Renewal Grant
1985 -- 92: Project Director, Ford Foundation Urban Mathematics Collaborative


1992: AMS Award for Distinguished Public Service
1984: Taylor/IT Alumni Society Award for Distinguished Service

Selected Publications

  1. Can equity thrive in a culture of mathematical excellence, New Directions for Equity in Mathematics Education, NCRMSE, Cambridge University Press, 43 pp.
  2. Blending equity and excellence: UMTYMP's efforts to reach all students, NCTM volume Reaching All Students in Mathematics, Guevas/Driscoll, Ed (1993), 89-104.
  3. Systemic reform: curricula, context, culture and environment, AMS/CBMS Issues in Mathematics Education 3 (1993), 171-185.
  4. Programs for Mathematically Talented Students --- Do We Really Need Them, AMS/CBMS Issues in Mathematics Education 5 (1995), to appear.
  5. Topological Properties of R^n Suspension and Growth Properties of Z^n cocycles, (with H. Furstenberg, N. Markley and M. Sears),Proc. London Math. Soc., 66 (1993), 81-102.

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