BiographyDeborah Hughes Hallett is Professor of Mathematics at
the University of Arizona and Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at the
Harvard Kennedy School. With Andrew M. Gleason at Harvard, she organized
the Calculus Consortium based at Harvard, which brought together
faculty from a wide variety of schools to work on undergraduate
curricular issues. She is regularly consulted on the design of curricula
and pedagogy for undergraduate mathematics at the national and
international level and she is an author of several college level
mathematics texts. She has coauthored a report for the National Academy
of Science's Committee on Advanced Study in American High Schools, and
is a member of the MAA Committee on Mutual Concerns and the College
Board’s Committee to review the new MathSAT. In 1998 and 2002 she was
cochair of International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics in
Greece, attended by several hundred faculty from about 50 countries. In
2006, she chaired the third conference in this sequence in Istanbul,
Turkey. She established programs for master's students at the Kennedy
School of Government, precalculus, and quantitative reasoning courses
(with Andy Gleason), and courses for economics majors.

She was awarded
the Louise Hay Prize and elected a fellow of the American Association
for the Advancement of Science for contributions to mathematics
education. Her work has been recognized by prizes from Harvard, the
University of Arizona, and as a national winner of the MAA Award for
Distinguished Teaching.
