BRIEF RESUME

James W. Wilson

Jwilson@uga.edu

EDUCATION:

Kansas State Teachers College, B.S., 1958, M.A., 1960, (Mathematics)

University of Notre Dame, M.S., 1965, (Mathematics).

Stanford University, M.S., 1964, (Mathematics), Ph.D., 1967, (Mathematics Education).

 

EMPLOYMENT:

University of Georgia, 1993-present. Professor of Mathematics Education

University of Georgia. 1979-1993. Professor & Head of Department of Mathematics Education.

University of Georgia. 1969-1979. Associate Professor & Head of Department of Mathematics Education. On leave 1974-1975.

University of Georgia. 1968-1969. Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education.

National Science Foundation. 1974-1975. Program Manager, Materials and Instructional Development Section, Division of Pre-College Education in Science.

School Mathematics Study Group, Stanford University, 1966-1968. Project Coordinator, SMSG Research and Analysis Section.

Stanford University, 1964-1966. Research Assistant, full-time, SMSG.

Stanford University, 1962-1964. Research Assistant, Flexible Scheduling Project.

High School Mathematics and Biology Teacher, 1958-1960, Marion (Kansas) City Schools.

High School Mathematics Teacher,1961-1962, Roosevelt Laboratory School, Kansas State Teachers College, Emporia, KS

GRADUATE COORDINATOR, MATHEMATICS EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

1969-1993

1999-2005

2006-2007

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2001.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Mathematics Association of America

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

American Educational Research Association

School Science and Mathematics Association

National Society for the Study of Education

Phi Delta Kappa

Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics

PARTICIPANT IN:

Several NSF Institutes and Fellowships, Stanford Honors Fellowship, Conference on Learning and the Educational Process, AERA Post-Session on Research Design, Conference on School Mathematics for the 70's, UNESCO Conference on Mathematics Curriculum in Africa, Conference on Calculators and Mathematics Education, Conference on Piagetian Studies in Mathematics Education, Euclid Conference on Basic Skills and Learning in Mathematics, Conference on Needed Research in Mathematics Education, Conference of a New Mathematics Curriculum, Italy - U.S. Joint Seminar on Elementary School Science and Mathematics, Italy - U.S. Joint Seminar on Secondary School Science and Mathematics, Japan - U.S. Joint Seminar on Problem Solving in School mathematics, Japan - U.S. Joint Seminar on Using Computers in School Mathematics, Sino-American Conference of Secondary Mathematics Education, Kaohsiung, National Conferences on Doctoral Programs in Mathematics Education (1998 & 2007).

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Editor, 1976-1982; Editorial Board, 1968-1974 .

Evaluation and Research Direction, Clemson University Project on Hand Calculators, 1988-1991.

Evaluator, Clemson University and Georgia Institute of Technology, NSF Calculus, 1992-1995.

Evaluator, Clemson University FIPSE Project on Business Calculus, 1992-1995.

Project Director, Revision of Geometry and Measurement Curriculum for the Elementary School, (National Science Foundation Project), University of Georgia, 1986-1990.

Joint U.S. - Japan Study of Mathematical Problem Solving in Schools, Investigator, 1988-1990.

Member, SMSG Writing Team for Programmed Instruction, Algebra I, 1961-1962.

Member of SMSG Panel on Research, 1968-1971.

Chair, Research Advisory Subcommittee, JRME, 1970-1973.

Chair, NCTM ad hoc Committee on National Assessment, 197l-1974.

Chair, NCTM Task Force on Testing and Evaluation, 1986-1988.

Member of AERA Committee on Special Interest Groups, 197l-1972.

Executive Committee, School Science and Mathematics Association Board of Directors, 1974-77.

Committee Member in charge of Research Sections, NCTM Annual Meeting, 1974.

Founder & Chair, AERA S. I. G. for Research in Mathematics Education, 1968-70.

Chair, NCTM Task Force on Mathematics Evaluation, 1985-1988.

Project Director, NCTM Project on Interpretive Reports from the NAEP Mathematics, 1973-1976.

Exec. Committee Member, Board of Directors, NCTM, 1978-1981.

Candidate for President-Elect, NCTM, 1990, 1992.

Co-PI, Project InterMath (National Science Foundation Project), U of Ga, 1999-2005.

Co-PI, Center for Proficiency in Teaching Mathematics (National Science Foundation) 2002 -

Mathematics Advisory Board, Knowles Science Teaching Foundation, 2004-2007

NCTM Writing team for Assessment Standards for School Mathematics, 1994-1995.

Editor, 25th Anniverserary Special Issue of the J. for Research in Mathematics Education.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

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

Wilson, J. W. (1971). Evaluation in secondary school mathematics. Chapter 19 in B. S. Bloom, J. T. Hastings, & G. F. Madaus, Handbook of Formative and Summative Evaluation of Classroom Learning. New York: McGraw-Hill.

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

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.

Buccino, A., & Wilson, J. W. (1987). Instructional processes in the teaching of mathematics. In I. Wirszup & R. Streit, Developments in School Mathematics Education Around the World. Reston, Va: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

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, October 1990, 12-21.

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

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

Wilson, J. W., Fernandez, M. L., & Hadaway, N. (1994). Mathematical Problem Solving. In P. S. Wilson, Survey of Research in Mathematics Education; Secondary School. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Wilson, J. (2003) Mathematics Education: A Personal Perspective. Chapter 38 in G. Stanic and J. Kilpatrick, History of Mathematics Education Since World War II. Reston, VA: NCTM.