“Dr. Terrence Richard Blackman is a Number Theorist and a Mathematics Educator. He is Asst. Professor of Mathematics & Mathematics Education in the Morgridge College of Education at The University of Denver.

His primary responsibility at Morgridge is to develop content courses in mathematics that prepare prospective K-12 teachers to be able to meet the new and rigorous mathematics standards specified in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and to participate in the development of a doctoral program in Mathematics Education that emphasizes research in both Mathematics and Mathematics Education.

He earned his doctorate in mathematics at The Graduate School of City University of New York. Prior to coming to the University of Denver, Dr. Blackman was as a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where, in addition to his research, he taught the Freshman Calculus Class.

He is a founding faculty member of the undergraduate program in mathematics at Medgar Evers College. He has twenty years of experience teaching undergraduate with an emphasis on Number Theory and the Calculus sequence. He has created and directed numerous summer research projects in mathematics and he is the founder of the Medgar Evers College Math Society.

He works on aspects of the Jacquet-Langlands correspondence in the Langlands program and on increasing the participation of African Americans in mathematics and the sciences. His research is focused on developing and implementing concrete strategies that support meaningful access to mathematics for underrepresented students and on the use of number theory in the teaching and learning of mathematics.

He is Co-Founder and Director of The Frank Ragland Math Masters Institute an initiative designed to engage middle school students in Central Brooklyn in the development of their mathematical interests and talents.”

Terrence Blackman, Ph.D.

April 7, 2014



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