Rachel Levy is an associate professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. She has an M.A. in instructional design from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and an M.A./Ph.D. in applied mathematics from North Carolina State University. In addition to mathematics, she regularly teaches first-year writing. She serves on the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics' (SIAM) Education Committee, as editor-in-chief of SIURO, SIAM Undergraduate Research Online, and as an associate editor of Math Horizons. Levy facilitates project-based learning for students at all levels, from end-of-class projects in first-year differential equations to yearlong industrial projects for teams of seniors. She encourages her research students to share mathematical fluid mechanics with a variety of audiences through conferences, outreach programs, and formal research papers. Her online project, Grandma got STEM, shares the power and talent of geeky grannies with its international readership.
Dr. Eddy received her doctorate in applied cognitive psychology and has spent her career focused on applying the principles of learning and cognition to evaluation of educational programs. Her work includes published articles and client technical reports as president of Cobblestone Applied Research & Evaluation, Inc., and as a faculty member at Claremont Graduate University (CGU). Work at Cobblestone focuses on advancing the numbers of underrepresented minority students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Dr. Eddy has conducted evaluation or applied research studies on numerous university projects, including clients' programs funded by the National Science Foundation; U.S. Department of Education Title III and Title V; National Institutes of Health; and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, among others. Dr. Eddy also trains professional evaluators from around the world as a faculty member at CGU in the Advanced Certificate in Evaluation program.
Ms. Hankel earned a master of arts degree in psychology with a co-concentration in organizational behavior and evaluation from Claremont Graduate University. She also graduated from Hillsdale College with a bachelor of arts in psychology. As a research associate at Cobblestone Applied Research & Evaluation, Inc., Ms. Hankel manages several studies, including a large, elementary school mathematics efficacy study and multiple evaluation projects related to teacher training and professional development. She has experience in all phases of data collection (such as instrument development and administration, observations, focus group and individual interviews) as well as in quantitative and qualitative data analyses and reporting.