RESUME



James W. Wilson
jwilson@uga.edu
January 10, 2014


Department of Mathematics and Science Education                       706-542-4552 (office)
University of Georgia                                                                    706-542-4551 (FAX)
Athens, Georgia 30602-7124                                                       URL: http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu                                           

NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award, 2001
GCTM Gladys M. Thomason Distinguished Service Award, 2008

EDUCATION

 Kansas State Teachers College, B.S., 1958, (Social Science and Science)
 Kansas State Teachers College, M.A., 1960, (Mathematics)
 Stanford University, M.S., 1964, (Mathematics)
 University of Notre Dame, M.S., 1965, (Mathematics)
 Stanford University, Ph.D., 1967, (Mathematics Education) 

EMPLOYMENT

Mathematics and biology instructor, Marion City Schools, Marion, KS, February, 1958 through June,1960
Mathematics instructor, Roosevelt Laboratory School (grades 7-12), Kansas State Teachers College, Emporia, KS, 1961-1962
Flexible Scheduling Project and Secondary Education Project, Stanford University, 1962-1964
School Mathematics Study Group, Stanford University, 1964-1966
School Mathematics Study Group, Stanford University, Research Associate, 1966-1968. Project Coordinator, SMSG Research and Analysis Section.
University of Georgia
   Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education, 1968-1969
   Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, 1969-1979
                  (on leave to the National Science Foundation 1974-1975)
   Professor of Mathematics Education, 1979-present
   Head of the Department of Mathematics Education, 1969-1993
   Graduate Coordinator, Department of Mathematics Education, 1969-1993
   Acting Associate Dean for Research, College of Education, 1983-1984
   Acting Director, Learning and Performance Support Laboratory, 1992-1995
   Affiliated Faculty, Learning and Performance Support Laboratory, 1992-present
   Graduate Coordinator, Department of Mathematics Education 1999-2005
   Graduate Coordinator, Deparment of Mathematics and Science Education, January 2006-May 2008
National Science Foundation.
      Program Manager, Materials and Instructional Development Section, Division of Pre-College Education in Science, 1974-1975
      Consultant, 1999, 2012

VISITING FACULTY MEMBER

Saint Michael's College, Winooski, VT, summer 1967
University of Hawaii, Manoa, Summer 1981
University of Texas, San Antonio, summers 1982, 1984
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, summers 1986, 1988
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Summers 1987, 1988
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Spring 1988
Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai, PRC, 1988
National Pingtung University of Education, 2006
University of Saan'a, Yemen, 2009

SERVICE TO NCTM

Member of Editorial Board, Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1968-1974
Chair, Research Advisory Subcommittee of the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1970-1973
Chair, NCTM ad hoc Committee on National Assessment, 197l-1974
Project Director, NCTM Project on Interpretive Reports from the NAEP Mathematics Assessment, 1973-1976
Committee Member in charge of Research Sections, NCTM Annual Meeting, 1974
Editor, Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1976-1982
Member, Board of Directors, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1978-81 (Elected)
Executive Committee, NCTM Board of Directors, 1978-1981
NCTM Committee on Mathematics Curriculum for the l980s, l978-l980
Elections Committee, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1982-1985 (chair, 1984-1985)
Chair, NCTM Task Force on Testing and Evaluation, 1986-1988
Candidate for President-Elect, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1990, 1992
Chair, NCTM Task Force on the 25th Anniversary Year for the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
Member, NCTM Standards for Mathematics Assessment writing team. Co-chair of the Principles subgroup. 1993-1995
Chair, NCTM Task Force on Technology, 1996-1997
NCTM Committee on Interpretive Reports for TIMMS, 1998-2000
NCTM 2010 Yearbook Committee on Mathematics Curriculum, 2007 - 2010
NCTM Illuminations, 2008

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Member, SMSG Writing Team for Programmed Instruction, Algebra I, 1961-1962
Member of SMSG Panel on Research, 1968-1971
Chair, AERA Special Interest Group for Research in Mathematics Education, 1968-1970. Founder of this SIG group in 1968
International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, Ad Hoc Committee on a Second Mathematics Survey, 1974
Member, Finance Committee of the School Science and Mathematics Association, 1970-1976
>Member, Policy Committee of the School Science and Mathematics Association,1979-1982
Member of AERA Committee on Special Interest Groups, 197l-1972
Member, Board of Directors, School Science and Mathematics Association, 1974-77 (Elected)
Executive Committee, School Science on Mathematics Association Board of Directors, 1974-1977
National Science Foundation, Science Education Advisory Committee, l978-l98l
Management Committee, Journal of Educational Statistics, 1979-1982
Evaluation and Research Director, Clemson University Project on Hand Calculators, 1988-1991
Investigator, Joint U.S. - Japan Study of Mathematical Problem Solving in Schools, (National Science Foundation Project), 1988-1990
AERA Committee on Use of the Internet, 1998-2001
Associate Organizer, Topic Study Group on the Teaching and Learning of Geometry, International Congress on Mathematical Education, Tokyo, Japan, 2000
Appointed member, Mathematics Advisory Committee, Knowles Science Teaching Foundation, 2003-2007

INVOLVEMENT IN GRADUATE EDUCATION

Appointed to Graduate Faculty 1969,1976,1984,1991,1998,2005,2013
Graduate Coordinator,
    1969-1993,
    1998-2005,
    January 2006-May 2008
Doctoral Major Professor -- approximately 60
Doctoral Advisory Committees -- approximately 95
Ed.S. Advisory Committees -- approximately 50
M.Ed. Advisor -- regularly
M.A. Advisor -- 5

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

          Wilson, J. W., Cahen, L. S., & Begle, E. G. (Eds.) (1968-1972). NLSMA Reports (Nos. 1-33). Stanford, CA: School Mathematics Study Group.

          Wilson, J. W. (1968-1972). NLSMA Reports (Nos. 7, 8, 16, 17, 18). Stanford, CA: School Mathematics Study Group.

           Carry, L. R., & Wilson, J. W. (Eds.) (1969). Reviews of recent research in mathematics education. Studies in mathematics (Vol. XIX). Stanford, CA: School Mathematics Study Group.

          Wilson, J. W. (1971). Evaluation in secondary school mathematics. In B. S. Bloom, J. T. Hastings, & G. F. Madaus (Eds.), Formative and summative evaluation of classroom learning, (Chapter 19). New York: McGraw-Hill.  

          Wilson, J. W. (1973). Do standardized tests measure the wrong things? Mathematics Teacher 66(4), 295, 367-370.

           Pikaart, L., & Wilson, J. W. (1972). The research literature. In W. C. Lowry (Ed.), The slow learner in mathematics (Thirty-fifth yearbook of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, pp. 26-51). Reston, VA: NCTM.

           Martin, W. H., & Wilson, J. W. (1974). The status of national assessment in mathematics. Arithmetic Teacher 21(1), 49-53.

           Kilpatrick, J., Wirszup, I., Begle, E. G., & Wilson, J. W. (Eds.) (1975). Soviet studies in the psychology of learning and teaching mathematics. (Volumes 7 – 14) (Distributed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.) Stanford, CA: School Mathematics Study Group.

           Wilson, J. W. (1980). One point of view: Aren’t we doing something right? Arithmetic Teacher 27(7), 4-5.

           Wilson, J. W. (1981). Trends in secondary school mathematics. Momentum 12I(4), 20-22.

           Wilson, J. W. (1986). Classroom practice of problem solving in U.S. classrooms. In J. P. Becker & T. Miwa (Eds.), Proceedings of the U.S.-Japan Seminar on Mathematical Problem Solving, Honolulu.

            Buccino, A., & Wilson, J. W. (1987). Instructional processes in the teaching of mathematics. In I. Wirszup & R. Streit (Eds.), Developments in school mathematics education around the world. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

           Wilson, J. W. (1987). Taking mathematics teaching seriously. In Proceedings of the Sino-American Secondary Mathematics Education Seminar.  Kaohsiung, R.O.C.: National Kaohsiung Teachers' College.

          Wilson, J. W. (1987) Some reflections on Agenda for Action. In Proceedings of the Sino-American Secondary Mathematics Education Seminar. Kaohsiung, R.O.C.: National Kaohsiung Teachers' College.

           Wilson, J. W. (1988). Evaluation in secondary school mathematics. (In Chinese). Shanghai: Educational Press. [Translation of Wilson (1971)]

           Wilson, J. W., & Kilpatrick, J. (1989). Theoretical issues in the development of calculator-based mathematics tests. In J. W. Kenelly (Ed.), The use of calculators in the standardized testing of mathematics. New York: College Entrance Examination Board.

          Becker, J. P., Silver, E. A., Kantowski, M. G., Travers, K. J., & Wilson, J. W. (1990). Some observation of mathematics teaching in Japanese elementary and junior high schools. The Arithmetic Teacher, 38(2), 12-21.

          Tirosh, D., Tirosh, D., Graeber, A., & Wilson, J. W. (1990). Computer based intervention to correct preservice teachers' misconceptions about the operation of division. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 10(2), 71-78.

          Wilson, J. W., & McKillip, W. D., (1990). The University of Georgia geometry and measurement project: A revision of the geometry and measurement strands, K-6. Materials from National Science Foundation Project grant # MDR-8651611. Copies were published in print (1000 copies) and in electronic format (disk files).

         Wilson, J. W., Fernandez, M. L., & Hadaway, N. (1993). Mathematical problem solving. In P. S. Wilson (Ed.), Survey of research in mathematics education: Secondary school (pp. 57-78). Reston, VA: NCTM.

         Abramovich, S., Fujii, T., & Wilson, J. (1994). Exploring and visualizing properties of polygonal numbers in a multiple-application computer-enhanced environment. In G.H. Marks (Ed.), Proceedings of the 1994 International Symposium on Mathematics/Science Education and Technology. Charlottesville, VA: AACE.

         Abramovich, S., Fujii, T., & Wilson, J. (1995). Multiple-application medium for the study of polygonal numbers. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 14(4).

         Wilson, J. W. (2003). Development of a mathematics education community: A personal perspective. In G. W. A. Stanic & J. Kilpatrick (Eds.), A history of school mathematics. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

        Lambdin, D. V., & Wilson, J. W. (2001) The Teaching Preparation of Mathematics Educators in Doctoral Programs in Mathematics Education. In R. E. Reys & J. Kilpatrick (Eds.), One Field, Many Paths: U. S. Doctoral Programs in Mathematics Education. Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society.

        Wilson, J. W. (2013)  Foreword.   In D. Polly (Ed.), Common Core Mathematics Standards and Implementing Digital Technologies.  Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

        Wilson, J. W. (In Press).  Fifty Years and Counting – Working with Jeremy Kilpatrick.   C. Keitel & E. Silver, Eds.

WEB-BASED PUBLICATIONS

Using the Arithmetic Mean-Geometric Mean Inequality in Problem Solving. An amended version of this document was presemted at the School Science and Mathematics Association Annual Meeting, Birmingham, November 9, 2012.    http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/EMT725/AMGM/SSMA.Bnghm.html

Mastery Project, Mathematics and Science Teacher Education in Yemen May 16-21 2009. Workshop on Mathematics Problem Solving. http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/EMT725/EMT725w.html

Comments on Centers of Triangles Learning Tasks. http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/CntrTriLrngTsk/CenTriLrngTsks.html. This discussion highlights some uses and misuses of the concurrencies of a triangle.

Taking Some Mystery out of the Nine Point Triangle with GSP http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/Texts.Folder/NinePtCir/NPC.html.    Exploration of the Nine Point Circle as the common circumcircle of three special triangles and constructing the NPC as the image of a dilation of  ½ of the circumcircle with the orthocenter as the center of dilation.

Technology in mathematics teaching and learning. http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/Texts.Folder/Tech/Technology.Paper.html.  Considerations for using technology, particularly the web, in the mathematics classroom.

A teaching module on rational numbers for prospective elementary teachers. (with D. Tirosh, E. Fischbein, and A. O. Graeber) http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/Texts.Folder/Tirosh/Module.html

This teaching module on rational numbers for prospective elementary teachers discusses the main concepts related to rational numbers and operations with rational numbers from various perspectives including mathematical , relevant historical, typical reported difficulties and their causes, and didactics. The module emphasizes the coherence of mathematics, its internal structure and consistency, and discuss these issues in the context of the rational number system. The main topics included in this teaching module are: mathematics and reality, mental models and their impact on mathematical reasoning, the concept of schema, the role of consistency in mathematics, the numerical system, and the rational numbers.

Equations with roots 2 and 5: A pedagogical exploration with a relation grapher http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/EMT725/Roots.2.5/Roots.2.5.html.   This paper examines sets of equations that have graphs crossing the x-axis only at 2 and 5.

Explorations of a problem with two squares. http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/squareF/square.html/. This paper explores the ratio of the areas of two squares with one constructed inside the other.

Problem solving with Heron’s Formula.  http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/EMT725/Heron/Heron.html.  This is a paper on the development and demonstration of Heron's formula for the area of a triangle given the lengths of its three sides.

An investigation using parametric equations.  http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/EMT725/RotTri/RotTri.html.  This paper examines the movement of triangles when one vertex is moved along the x-axis and another is moved along the y-axis.

Extended concurrencies of the triangle.  http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/EMT669/essays/concurrent.html.   Paper presented at the 1996 MAA Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida. Revised 2005, 2010.   This paper demonstrates the construction of the Siepert Hyperbola that is the locus of the concurrency of lines from vertices of a triangle to vertices of similar isosceles triangles constructed on each side of the triangle.

Envelopes of lines and circles. http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/Texts.Folder/Envel/envelopes.html.  This paper was first constructed for a presentation/demonstration to Elbert County High School Mu Alpha Theta club on March 18, 1997. The paper examines the curves formed by sets of lines or circles that move along some defined paths

Trisecting the area of a triangle.  http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/Texts.Folder/Halftri/trisect.html.  This is an investigation of the constructions required to divide the area of a triangle into three regions of equal area, under different initial conditions.

Curve building.    http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/Texts.Folder/cb/curve.building.html.  When two relations are multiplied, points (x,y) on either will appear on the product graph. Characteristics of the graph are described to tell whether a relation is factorable.

Travels with an orthocenter.  http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/Texts.Folder/ortho/Orthotravels.html.   What is the locus of the orthocenter when one side of a triangle is fixed and the third vertex is moved along some path?

The product of two linear functions, each of which is tangent to the product function (with D. Barnes)http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/Texts.Folder/tangent/f(x).g(x)=h(x).html.   Find two linear functions f(x) and g(x) such that the product h(x) = f(x).g(x) is tangent to each of the original lines.

Exploration of a triangle ratios problemhttp://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/Texts.Folder/ratio/ratio.html.    Given a triangle ABC and an interior point M, extend a segment from each vertex through M to its intersection with the opposite side creating segments AD, BE, and CF. The exploration will evaluate some ratios of segments within the triangle.

Some explorations with Lemniscateshttp://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/Texts.Folder/Lem/Lemniscates.html.  This paper suggests some investigations with the Lemniscate of Bernoulli and the Lemniscate of Gerone.

Problems My Students and I have found Challenging. Http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/StLouisNCTM2011/StLouisNCTM2011.html

TEXTBOOK AUTHOR

 Silver Burdett Publishers, author team, college methods textbook, 1974-1976

        American Book Company, author team, K-8 series, 1976-1979

      Invitation to Mathematics. (Elementary Textbook Series), Scott-Foresman Company, author team, 198l-present

 

FUNDED PROJECTS

Problem Solving and Instructional Computing in Mathematics, Title II Georgia Plan grant, February 1985 through September 1986, $16,000.

Geometry and Measurement Research Project, National Science Foundation, Project Director, $551,907, September 1986 through December 1989.

Problem Solving and Instructional Computing in Mathematics, Title II Georgia Plan grant, February 1987 through September 1988, $16,000.

Mathematical Problem Solving: A Problem Resource Book, Title II Georgia Plan grant, February 1987 through September 1989, $5000.  This project eventually evolved into the Problem Solving Web page on my server that is used with our EMAT 4600/6600 Problem Solving in Mathematics course.

Problem Solving and Instructional Computing in Mathematics, Title II Georgia Plan grant, February 1988 through September 1989, $16,000.

 Instructional Computing, LOGO Microworlds, and School Mathematics, Title II Georgia Plan grant, February 1988 through September 1989, $16,000.

History of Mathematics: A Course Guide, Title II Georgia Plan grant, February 1988 through September 1990, $5000.

Problem Solving and Instructional Computing in Mathematics, Title II Georgia Plan grant, February 1989 through September 1990, $16,000.

 U.S. - Japan Seminar on Mathematical Problem Solving, National Science Foundation, $95,000, July 1989-January 1991, Southern Illinois University. Matching funds for Japanese participation from the Japanese government.  Dr. Wilson had a University of Georgia subcontract for $18,000.

Problem Solving and Instructional Computing in Mathematics, Eisenhower Grant, March 1990 - September 1991, $l6,000.

Mathematical Problem Solving: A Problem Resource Using Hypercard, Eisenhower Grant, March 1990 through September 199l, $5000.

A Study of Mathematics Problem Solving in Georgia, Eisenhower Grant, March 1990 through September 1992, $29,250.

Calculator videotapes for Mathematics Teachers, National Science Foundation, Texas Instruments, Mesquite Independent School District, and the Fort Worth Independent School District, $1,247,913, April 1990-April 1994, Mathematics Association of America. Dr. Wilson had responsibility for the evaluation aspects of the project.

Conceptual Adjustment in Progressing from Whole to Rational Numbers, U.S.-Israeli Binational Science Foundation, September 1991-August 1992, University of Tel Aviv, University of Georgia, and University of Maryland. Continuation award for a new study, 1993-1998.

Mathematical Investigations with Function Graphers, Geometry Software, Graphing Calculators, and Spreadsheets, Eisenhower Grant, March 1991 through September 1992, $5,000.

Mathematics Content and Instruction for Middle School Teachers, Eisenhower Grant, March 1991 through September 1993, $54,584.

Alternative Certification of Secondary and Middle Grades Science and Mathematics Teachers, Eisenhower Grant, March 1991 through September 1993, $30,000 (with Michael Padilla).

Learning and Performance and Support Laboratory. Georgia Research Alliance. July 1992 through June 1997, $1.1M.

Learning and Performance and Support Laboratory. Georgia Research Alliance. July 1993 through June 1994, $1.2M.

InterMath. Eisenhower Plan Grant, September 1997 through August 1998, $57,962. (With M. Hannafin, LPSL)

Interactive Mathematics Dictionary for Middle School. Eisenhower Plan Grant, March 1998 through August 1999. $ 23,500.

InterMath: Technology and the Teaching of Middle School Mathematics, National Science Foundation, Project Director, $691,963, July 1999 through June 2004. (With M. Hannafin, LPSL, and P. Ohme, GaTech)

Center for Proficiency in Mathematics Teaching, National Science Foundation, Co-PI, $10.6M, 2002-2007.  (With P. Wilson and J. Kilpatrick, UGA, and D. Ball, H. Bass, and E. Silver, U of Mich)

Situations Project. Joint work of CPTM and MAC. Co-PI replacing P. Wilson. This was a subcontract to the Mid-Atlantic Center.

 

PARTICIPANT

Several NSF Institutes and Fellowships, 1958-1964

Stanford Honors Fellowship, 1963-1964

Conference on Learning and the Educational Process, Social Science Research Council, Stanford University, Summer, 1967

Conference on Needed Research in Mathematics Education, NCTM, Athens, 1967

AERA Post-Session on Research Design, 1969

Conference on Piagetian Studies in Mathematics Education, NCTM and NSF, New York, 1970

Conference on School Mathematics for the 70's, School Mathematics Study Group, San Francisco, 1970

Conference of a New Mathematics Curriculum, Florida State University, 1973

Euclid Conference on Basic Skills and Learning in Mathematics, National Institute for Education, Euclid, Ohio, 1975

UNESCO Conference on Mathematics Curriculum in Africa, Dakar, Senegal, May 1979

Conference on Calculators and Mathematics Education, NIE, Washington, D.C., 1979

Italy - U.S. Joint Seminar on Elementary School Science and Mathematics, Villa Falconieri, Frascati, Italy, 1985 

Italy - U.S. Joint Seminar on Secondary School Science and Mathematics, 1986

Japan - U.S. Joint Seminar on Problem Solving in School Mathematics, East-West Center, Honolulu, HI, 1987 

Sino-American Conference of Secondary Mathematics Education, Kaohsiung, 1987

Japan - U.S. Joint Seminar on Using Computers in School Mathematics, East-West Center, Honolulu, HI, 1991 

National Conference on Doctoral Programs in Mathematics Education, University of Missouri, 1998.

Second National Conference on Doctoral Programs in Mathematics Education, 2007 

Situations Development Project Conference, March 27-29, 2009, The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. State College, Pennsylvania

Conference on Mathematics Proficiency for Teaching, March 18-20, 2010, Georgia Center for Continuing Education

 

CONSULTANT

National Assessment of Educational Progress

Mathematics exercises review, 1967

Mathematics exercises review, 1968

Individually administered problem solving exercise development and review, 1972

Analysis and interpretation of Year 04 NAEP Mathematics Assessment data, 1972-1976

Development of Year 09 Mathematics Objectives, 1974-75

Member of the Year 09 Mathematics Assessment Advisory Panel, 1975-1979

Member of the Year 13 Mathematics Assessment Advisory Panel, l979-1982

Statewide Mathematics Advisory Committee, State of California, 1967-1968

Cincinnati School Survey, 1968

Minnesota Research and Evaluation Project, Advisory Board, 197l-l976

National Science Foundation, 1973-present

Mathematics Assessment Project (Florida), 1973

Georgia Criterion Referenced Mathematics Assessment, 1975-1976

Florida Statewide Basic Mathematics Assessment, 1976

National Institute of Education, 1976

Glynn County Schools (Georgia), 1976-1977

Houston County School (Georgia), 1976-1977

California Assessment Project, 1976-1982

IEA International Mathematics Committee, 1976-86

Educational Testing Service, various projects, 1976-present

New Jersey Basic Skills Assessment Project, 1977

University of Hawaii, 1978-1981

Dougherty County Schools (Georgia), 1979-1982

Board of Regents, State of Florida, 198l

Virginia State Department of Education, 1981-1996

Louisville, Kentucky Schools, 1982-1983

Algebra Project, University of Hawaii, 1983-1990

Evaluation and Research Director, MAA/NCTM Teaching Mathematics with Calculators Project, J. Kenelly and J. Harvey, Directors, 1990-1992

Clemson University. FIPSE project on using graphics calculators in calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, and statistics.1991-1994

Mathematics Association of America. FIPSE project on developing  parallel mathematics test items, 1993-95.

Clemson University, FIPSE project on Calculus Concepts, a technology rich approach to business calculus, 1993-1996.

Clemson University and Georgia Institute of Technology. National Science Foundation project on using computers in the teaching of  calculus, 1994-1996.

Member, External Advisory Committee for Periodic Review, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Hunter College, 1994

University of North Florida, National Science Foundation Project on teacher enhancement, evaluation consultant, 1994-1997

The University of North Florida. NSF Project on Technology, Discovery, and Communication in Secondary School Mathematics, 1995- 1999.

Member, Visiting Committee for Institutional Review. Department of Science Teaching, Weizmann Institute, 1995

Member, National Science Foundation Advisory Committee, Project on Integrated Curricula, Hunter College, 1996-2000

The University of Missouri. NSF Project on Statewide  Implementation of Reform Based Middle School Mathematics  Curricula, 1996-1999.

Clemson University, FIPSE project on a national field test of Calculus Concepts, 1996-1999.

Member, Outside Committee for Institutional Review, Department of Mathematics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1997

Member, Advisory Board, NSF Project on Technology Implementation in High School Geometry, Texas State University, San Marcos, 2008-present.

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

 

Wilson, J. W. (1984, October). Explorations with Heron's Theorem. National Council  of Teachers of Mathematics Regional  Meeting,  Biloxi, MS.

Wilson, J. W. (1985, April). Areas of regions bounded by equiperimetic curves. National Council  of Teachers of Mathematics Annual  Meeting, San Antonio

Wilson, J. W. (1991, February). Mathematics problems my students and I have not yet finished. Georgia Council of Mathematics Teachers, Savannah, GA.

Wilson, J. W. (1991, February). Using dynamic computer generated visualizations in mathematics teaching. Georgia Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, Savannah, GA.

Wilson, J. (1991, July). Mathematical visualization in problem solving facilitated by computers. U.S.-Japan Seminar on Using Computers in Mathematics Teaching, East-West Center, University of Hawaii.

Wilson, J. W. (1991, October). Mathematics problems with soap bubbles -- Minimal networks. Carolina Mathematics Conference, Charlotte, NC.

Wilson, J. W. (1991, October). Journey to the center of a triangle with computers. Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Eatonton, GA.

Wilson, J. W. (1991, October). Visualization in mathematics teaching. Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Eatonton, GA.

Wilson, J. W. (1991, November). Mathematics programs in Japanese schools. National Council  of Teachers of Mathematics Regional  Meeting, Louisville, KY.

Wilson, J. W. (1991, December). Investigations about the center of a triangle. National Council  of Teachers of Mathematics Regional  Meeting, Long Island, NY.

Abramovich, S., Fujii, T., & Wilson, J. (1994). Exploring and visualizing properties of polygonal numbers in a multiple-application computer-enhanced environment. International Symposium on Mathematics/Science Education and Technology, Charlottesville, VA.

Wilson, J. (1996, January). Extended concurrencies of the triangle. Mathematics Association of America Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida. (Published by the Mathematics Forum at http://forum.swarthmore.edu.)

Wilson, J. (1996, June). Mathematics visualizations enhanced with computer technology. Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Columbia, Missouri.

Wilson, J. (1996, November). Enhancing visual reasoning in mathematics: The role of technology. Georgia Association of Independent Schools, Athens, Georgia.

Wilson, J. (1998, September). Incorporating technology and Internet resources into mathematics instruction. Athens Macintosh Users Group, Athens, Georgia.

Wilson, J. (1998, September). Using Geometer's Sketchpad in mathematics explorations. Presentation to Teachers and Students at Cedar Shoals High School, Athens, GA.

Wilson, J. (1996, September). Using the Internet in mathematics instruction. Office of Instructional Development Noon Seminar, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

Wilson, J. W. (2000, October). Technology in school mathematics reform. University of Illinois Department of Mathematics Seminar Series on Issues in K-12 Mathematics Education, Champaign-Urbana, IL.

Wilson, J. W. (2000, December).   Technology in Secondary School Mathematics.   University of Kansas Department of Mathematics seminar.

Wilson, J. W. (2001, April) Developing Web Based Courses on a Shoestring: Courses for Inservice and Preservice Mathematics Teachers  (Broadcast). Annual Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, FL.

Wilson, J. W. (2011, October) Problems my Students and I have found Challenging. NCTM St. Louis Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri.

Wilson, J. W. (2012, November) Using the Arithmetic Mean-Geometric Mean to Solve Optimization Problems.   SSMA Annual Meeting, Birmingham, AL 

 

SPECIAL LECTURES

National Taiwan Teachers Center, May 1987.

National Taiwan Normal University, May 1987.

National Institute for Educational Research, (Japan), October 1987.

Tsukuba University (Japan), May 1988.

Shanghai Normal University, (China), May 1988.

Suchow University, (China), May 1988.

Beijing Normal University, (China), May 1988.

National Taiwan Normal University, May 1988.

National Kaohsiung Normal University, (Taiwan), May 1988.

Ping Tung Teachers College, (Taiwan), May 1988.

Kasetsart University (Thailand), September 1997.

Gothenburg University (Sweden), October, 1996

REVIEWER

Pythagoras

International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education

Harper and Row Publishers, reviews of various manuscripts in mathematics education

J. B. Lippincott Company, reviews of various manuscripts in mathematics education

John Wiley and Sons, Inc., Manuscript reviews

Key Curriculum Press, Project evaluation, 1996 -- 2000

Key Curriculum Press, manuscript reviews, 1995-2003

Merrill Publishers, manuscript reviews

Prentice-Hall Publishers, reviews of various manuscripts in mathematics education

Prindle, Weber, and Schmidt, reviews of various manuscripts in mathematics education

Jones and Bartlett Publishers, manuscrtipt reviews

 Corwin Press, manuscript reviews

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (Life member)

Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (Life member)

Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Mathematics Association of America

American Educational Research Association

School Science and Mathematics Association (Life Member)

National Society for the Study of Education

Phi Delta Kappa (Life Member)

 

DOCTORAL ADVISEES

Donald Kern, 1973
C. Edwin McClintock, 1973
Mary Grace Kantowski, 1974
Carolyn Ehr, 1979
Mary Kay Corbitt, 1979
Sidney L. Rachlin, 1981
Joao Pedro da Ponte, 1984
Siriporn Thipkong, 1988
Kenneth Shaw, 1989
James Lee Massey, Jr, (Deceased), 1989
Joseph T. Zilliox, 1990
Catherine Vistro, 1991
Nicholas Oppong, 1992
Earl Bennett, 1993
Che-Jen Hsieh, 1993
Zhonghong Jiang, 1993
Pao-Ping Lin, 1993
Marilyn Strutchens,1993
Woo-Hyung Whang, 1993
David Barnes, 1994
Azita Manouchehri, 1994
Mary Enderson, 1995
Maria Fernandez, 1995
John King, 1995
Man-Li Liu, 1995
Dumma Mapolelo, 1995
Altair Polettini, (Deceased) 1995
Po-Son Tsao, 1995
Lettie Watford, 1995
Tingyao Zheng, 1995
Sang Sook Choi, 1996
Jennifer Hooper, 1996
Joong Kwoen Lee, 1996
Alfred Schneider, 1997
Alan Russell, 1997
Mary Beth Searcy, 1997
Ching-Hua Chien, 1998
Susie Lanier, 1999
LouAnn Louvin, 2000
Terry Barron, 2000
Signe Kastberg,2002
Inchul Jung, (Deceased) 2002
Kursat Erbas, 2004
Linda Crawford, 2004
Lisa Sheehy, 2004
Michael McCallum, 2005
Jacob Klerlein, 2006
Samuel Obara, 2006
Daniel Brink, 2007
Sherry Hix, 2008
Stephen Bismarck, 2009
Kyle Schultz, 2009
Ana Kuzle, 2011
Brian Swanagan, 2012
Dana TeCroney, 2012
June Jones, in progress
Robert Allen, in progress
Clay Kitchings, in progress
Richard Francisco, in progress
Kenneth Montgomery, in progress
Carlos Nicholas Gomez, in progress
Hamilton Hardiman, in progress
Jadonna Brewton, in progress
Leighton McIntyre, in progress
Pierre Sutherland, in progress