Lincoln, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1971. Dr. Lewis holds B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from Louisiana State University. His leadership in mathematics education includes a number of local, state, and national activities aimed at improving K-12 education and teacher preparation. He currently serves as chair of the Mathematical Association of America’s Steering Committee on the Mathematics Education of Teachers. Dr. Lewis was co-principal investigator of the Nebraska National Science Foundation State Systemic Initiative from 1991-1997, and he regularly gives invited talks about education to new mathematics department chairs and new mathematics faculty members (via Project NeXT).
Toby Caplin has been a teacher since 1973. In 1974, she joined the Graham and Parks School, which is a racially, ethnically, economically diverse K-8 alternative public school in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In addition to teaching, Ms. Caplin is a staff developer for the Cambridge Public Schools mathematics department, for which she runs numerous inservice workshops on learning and teaching in mathematics. She also served as an educational consultant, primarily with Bolt Baranek and Newman in Cambridge, where she was the education specialist. The National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded projects she has worked on include sense-making in science and inquiry in mathematics (involving videotape and other technologies). Ms. Caplin works in many capacities for her school’s professional development relationship with the University of Massachusetts-Boston; she serves as a graduate seminar developer and co-teacher for practicum students and was the liaison between the two institutions for many years.
Rodney L. Custer has chaired the Department of Industrial Technology at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, since joining the faculty there in 1997. Dr. Custer earned a Ph.D. in Industrial Education at the University of Missouri-Columbia then joined the faculty there in 1991 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Practical Arts and Vocational-Technical Education. He is a national leader in technology education, and he chaired the secondary level standards development team for the Technology for All Americans project. He has been a member of the review board for the Journal of Industrial Teacher Education.
Penny J. Gilmer is professor of Chemistry at Florida State University, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1977. She holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Cali-