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Welcome New Algebra Project Members

Bill Crombie joins the Algebra Project full-time staff as National Director for PD and PDPD activities at the high school level

William Crombie is the director of professional development for the Algebra Project, Inc. Since 1990 Mr. Crombie has been involved in the development and delivery of curriculum and professional development programs for the Algebra Project at both the middle and high school level. He has worked as a PD specialist and a site development consultant to a number of U.S. school systems and communities in their efforts to establish local algebra projects: Boston; Cambridge; Chicago; Louisville; Los Angeles; Milwaukee; Marlboro County, SC; Plainfield, NJ; and New York City. From 1994 to 1997 he was director of the Chicago Algebra Project. He holds a BA in both mathematics and physics from Rutgers University and an MS in physics from Brown University.

Algebra Project welcomes new member to the Board of Directors — Dr. James Donaldson, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Howard University

James A. Donaldson earned his B.A. degree (cum laude) in mathematics from Lincoln University (PA) in 1961, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1963 and 1965, respectively. Donaldson’s career in higher education includes teaching, research, service, and administration. He was a faculty member of the mathematics department at Southern University, University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of New Mexico and a visiting professor at the University of Ferrarra (Italy) and Duke University. During part of the 1998-1999 academic year, he served first as Acting President and then as Interim President of Lincoln University, his alma mater. Donaldson is a member of the Board of Directors of TransAfrica (DC Chapter) and the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund. He serves on several committees of mathematical and scientific organizations and has been a steadfast advocate for full participation in society by members of all groups, especially women and people living on the margins.

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