Director of Outreach, DC/GWMA
Florence Fasanelli enjoys teaching and is currently an AmeriCorps literacy volunteer in Washington, DC, where she earned her Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from American University. As a high school mathematics teacher, she won awards from the Washington Academy of Science and the Department of Education. She then served her country as a Young Scholars program officer at the National Science Foundation. During her eight years at the Mathematical Association of America, she established and directed the Strengthening Underrepresented Minority Mathematics Achievement Intervention Programs and assisted Tribal Colleges in establishing AA degrees in Elementary Mathematics. During her eleven-year tenure at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, she designed and directed Fellows for the Advancement of Education so that 35 DC middle-grade teachers could earn a free Professional Master’s Degree in Middle Grade Mathematics from George Washington University. Her interest and research in the relationship between the history of mathematics and the history of art allowed her to give talks on that subject in 16 countries and 19 states and chair the International Study Group on the History and Pedagogy of Mathematics.