Wallace, Dorothy


Dorothy Wallace received her Bachelor of Science from Yale University in 1978 and her Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of California at San Diego in 1982.  She is currently a full Professor of Mathematics at Dartmouth College with approximately 90 publications, eight of which are in mathematics education. In addition she writes a column semi-annually for the journal Numeracy, which is devoted to systems of education in general, with emphasis on quantitative literacy.  She helped develop the teaching seminar in mathematics here, supervised ten Ph.D. theses in mathematics and two masters thesis in mathematics education, and led the "Mathematics Across the Curriculum" project (supported by a four million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation) from 1994 until its conclusion in 2001. In 2000 the Carnegie Foundation named Wallace New Hampshire Teacher of the Year.  She was a founding board member of the National Numeracy Network and also advises the Center for Mathematics and Quantitative Education at Dartmouth (MQED).  Recently her research includes collaborations with undergraduates, and since 2011 she has coauthored research articles with 22 Dartmouth undergraduates. Wallace has been a participant in national discussions of the future of mathematics education for many years.