September 1, 2006 was the start of an entirely new career for me.
Retiring in 2006 meant it was thirty years since completing my
(1976) and starting my incredible career involving the future:
thinking about it, teaching about it,
designing (and building) a building for it. My career was my trip
to the moon! Retiring allowed me to turn my
time and energy toward doing something I really enjoy doing: teaching
young children mathematics!
My (on-going) life as a husband, father, grandfather and community
- Lois and I were drawn toward each other in 1966 by our travel
experiences and interests. That has continued throughout our
Travels with Lois and Jason captures many of our wonderful
- The poem
The Owl's Answer
in many ways summarizes my views toward life, and learning as the
greatest journey which we can experience.
One 1974 Experiences describes
the chaos in my life as
student, but still rings true after all these years.
- The 2013 Culver City Education Foundation President's Award
Service (see fourth picture down) was very nice recognition of the
years of volunteer support that Lois and I
contributed to Culver City schools.
My (retired) life as a Math coach
In October 2006 I started teaching math enrichment classes twice each
week to 4th and 5th grade students at Linwood E.
Howe Elementary, a Title 1 school that serves a
cross section of eastern Culver
City. In March, 2008 I organized the first Los Annual County-wide
Math Olympiad Tournament. In 2010 I
started teaching a "Math4Parents" class for the elementary school
parents. In September, 2012, I introduced my "legacy" project,
extending the math enrichment which I did at one school via Mathlete
Clubs at the other four Culver City schools. In
2014, I was asked by a LA School District teacher for my lessons on
mathematical problem solving to help her introduce
the Common Core curriculum. Retirement could not be more fun!!!
- From 2007 until 2013, my UCLA
colleague and friend Ruth
Sabean team taught with me at Lin Howe. We met each Tuesday and
Thursday morning to plan lessons and discuss how the students
reacted to our approach to teaching problem solving.
Together we created a series of
lessons on mathematical problem solving which are now available via the
Mathematical Problem Solving, and has enabled us to share our hard
thinking with other teachers beyond our two classrooms at one
- The Annual Los Angeles County-wide 4th and 5th Math
Olympiad Tournament draws 150 "Mathletes," 30 five-person teams,
for a day of individual and team events. Most of the
attending schools are now repeats, indicating just how important this
academically challenging event has become.
- For the historic record (and to remind me that this really
happened) here is a link to my
first year at Lin
My (former) professional life at UCLA Anderson School
The most amazing aspect of my life right now (2014), is that it is like
the person who lived my former life was some one other than me.
I've selected the links below as they give a good overall picture of my
time at UCLA.
These five links were integral to the organization of my original set
web pages and are left here for convenience.
- My role as Assistant
Dean and Director, Anderson Information Systems 1980 - 2006 is
nicely summarized in the School's retirement article.
- My primary research area was tracking the introduction and impact
of computer technology in the university environment, as reflected in Annual UCLA Survey
of Business School Computing Usage conducted between 1980 and 1999.
- The article The Information-Age Mindset: Changes
in Students and Implications for Higher Education, the cover
story in fall 2000 EDUCAUSE Review, captured the behavioral changes in
our university students that I had observed.
I think this was the most important article I had written.
- As an instructor, my courses where almost always future
oriented: I taught an "office automation" course in the early
1980s, which reflected the early introduction of word processing on
computers. I taught an introduction of computer technology course
in which the students
developed the specifications for the first microcomputer for the
Anderson faculty. The 1999 description
for my Managerial
(using what was then "emerging" technology) with its focus on the
future, has a fun
set of starting questions, many of which we can answer now.
- Toward the end of my UCLA career, I conducted several workshops
of the Future, building on
the work we did on integrating the UCLA Anderson School library and
- The decade of the 1990s focused on planning and then implementing
AndersoNet, at the time, the most advanced computing and
network environment in any university. These fun Network
Central Photos show all the spaghetti wiring which all those users
never saw, but made it all possible.
- To make the record complete, this link
takes you to my research page. Also, in 2002 I started a history
of computing at
Anderson and time
is fun to review!
You can reach me
via email at email@example.com
created September 15, 1996
updated October 28, 2014