. "Appendix B: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members." Learning and Understanding: Improving Advanced Study of Mathematics and Science in U.S. High Schools. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2002.
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Learning and Understanding: Improving Advanced Study of Mathematics and Science in U.S. High Schools
strategies for teaching gifted and talented students, and academic achievement in math and science. She has also served as director of the Iowa Talent Search Program and as codirector for the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth at The Johns Hopkins University, at Iowa State University, and now at Vanderbilt. In addition, she has directed other studies and programs for gifted and talented and mathematically precocious youth. Dr. Benbow received her M.A. in psychology and her M.S. and Ph.D. in education from The Johns Hopkins University.
HILDA BORKO is a professor in the School of Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her field is educational psychology, and her research has focused on teacher cognition and teacher learning. Specific interests have included teachers’ understanding of education reform, teacher preparation and professional development, and instruction and assessment. Dr. Borko has served on numerous professional committees. In addition to her service editing and reviewing for professional publications, she has published extensively on many aspects of teacher preparation and learning to teach. She received her M.A. in the philosophy of education and her Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles.
WANDA BUSSEY is Mathematics Department chair and teacher of International Baccalaureate Higher Level Mathematics at Rufus King High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she has taught since 1979. She assisted the school in instituting and developing its IB program and is an IB Senior Teacher. She has also served as an assistant examiner for the IB Examinations Office. Her work in that capacity has entailed curriculum development, modeling of her school’s program for others, and presentations at IB workshops around the country. Ms. Bussey has taught calculus at Marquette University and at the University of Wisconsin and is a recipient of the Tandy Technology Scholar Teacher of the Year award. She received her M.S. in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
GLENN A. CROSBY is Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science Emeritus at Washington State University. His research has focused on investigation of the electronic excited states of metal complexes; design of materials for solar energy storage; investigation of photochemical reactions; and design of semi-conducting, photoconducting, and paramagnetic solids. Dr. Crosby has received numerous awards for his teaching and has been active in the development of science programs for high school students and professional development programs for teachers. He received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Washington.