Boyd E. Hemphill
hemphill@math.rice.edu

Objective:
Teaching position in a progressive, demanding math department

Education:
 
BS in Mathematics University of North Dakota
Graduated:    May 1990 Grade Point:       3.25 
Minor:            English Concentration:    Education

Related Work Experience
 
8/96 to present Mathematics Teacher, The John Cooper School, The Woodlands, TX
Teach Multivariable, AP and Regular Calculus, Precalculus, Algebra II, Algebra I, Summer School Algebra II, and Reading in Mathematics
8/91 to 5/96 Mathematics Teacher, Eisenhower High School, Houston, TX
Taught AP Caluclus, Honors Trigonometry, Analytic Geometry, Precalculus, Algebra I, Extended Algebra I, and TAAS Remediation at all grade levels.
8/90 to 10/90 Mathematics Student Teacher, Valley Junior High School, Grand Forks, ND
Taught 9th grade Geometry, 9th grade Algebra I and 8th grade Transition Math.

Professional Development
 
7/98 Park City/Institute for Advanced Study Math Institute, Representation Theory of Lie Groups, Park City, UT, 7 days
Top researchers, graduate/undergraduate students and high school teachers come together to discuss Lie Groups.  Since I returned as a “Teacher in Residence,”  I attended undergraduate and graduate level lectures, and developed web pages.
11/97 Advanced Placement Calculus Conference, Dallas, TX, 2 days
College Board workshop on methods, content and philosophy of the AP Calculus program. Change in philosophy of the test explained in detail.
8/97 Conference on the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching (CAMT), Dallas, TX  3 days
A exceptionally good group of cutting edge presentations on teaching methods and innovations.
8/97 Scheme Workshop, Rice University, Houston, 1 week
New ideas on using Scheme to enhance the teaching of mathematics through a use of recursion.
7/97 Advanced Placement Calculus Course, Rice University, Houston, 5 days
College Board sponsored workshop on methods, content and format changes of the AP test.  Change in philosophy of the test explained in detail. 
2/97  Advanced Placement Calculus Conference, Dallas, TX, 2 days
1/97 Conference on the Teaching of Secondary Mathematics, Sam Houston State University, 1 day
Local conference offering a broad range of presentations on teaching methods and innovations.
9/96 Dr. Anne Papakonstaninou, Aldine ISD, 1/2 day
Exploring the development of function sense with the graphing calculator and manipulatives.
7/96 Park City/Institute for Advanced Study Math Institute, Probability, Princeton, NJ, 3 weeks
Top researchers, graduate/undergraduate students and high school teachers come together to discuss probability.  Teachers are instructed how to bring such research into the high school classroom. This is the second year of a two year program.
6/96  GirlTECH, The Rice School, Houston, TX, 2 weeks
Workshop sponsored by the Center for Research in Parallel Computing at Rice University devoted to the training of teachers in the uses of the internet as a classroom tool and as a tool to promote gender equity in the math and sciences. 
4/96  National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), San Diego, CA, 4 days 
National conference offering cutting edge presentations on teaching methods and innovations.
11/95 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics(NCTM), Houston, TX, 2 days 
Regional conference offering diverse presentations on teaching methods and innovations.
7/95 Park City/Institute for Advanced Study Math Institute, Nonlinear Wave Phenomenon, Park City, Utah, 3 weeks
Top researchers, graduate/undergraduate students and high school teachers come together to discuss wave behavior.
7/95 Dr. Stephen Hawking, Deterministic Behavior of the Universe, University of Utah
Hawking explains why Laplace and Einstein were incorrect in assuming the future of the universe could be predicted.
6/95 Advanced Placement Calculus Course, Texas A&M, College Station, 2 weeks
Intensive content and methods training on AP Calculus topics.  A good opportunity to learn of college expectations for incoming students.
2/95 Dr. Heins Otto Peitgen, Fractals and Paper Folding, Rice University
A demonstration of how simple algorithms can lead to complex results. 
10/94 Advanced Placement Calculus Conference, Dallas, TX, 2 days
10/93 Advanced Placement Calculus Conference, Dallas, TX, 2 days
7/93 Conference on the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching (CAMT), Dallas, TX, 3 days
10/92  Advanced Placement Calculus Conference, Austin, TX, 2 days
10/92 Cooperative Learning Workshop, Diane Creekmore, Aldine ISD, 2 days
6/92 Manipulative/Visual Math and Math of the Mind's Eye Training, Aldine ISD

Presentations
 
7/98 Park City/Institute for Advanced Study Math Institute, Teacher in Residence, Park City, UT, 7days
Discuss the use of analytic geometry at the end of the standard high school geometry course as an aid to enhancing students manipulative algebra skills in preparation for Algebra II.
10/97 Rice University’s Fall AP Calculus Workshop, Rice University, Houston, 2 days
Provide strategies, activities and projects for teaching topics in AP Calculus.  Offered through continuing studies in conjunction with The Rice University School Math Project.
1/97 Conference on the Teaching of Secondary Mathematics, Sam Houston State University, 1 day
Discussion of original pneumonic device developed as a visual tool to aid in the understanding of the structure of Algebra.
11/96 The John Cooper School, The Woodlands, TX, 1/2 day
Explanation of the internet and demonstrations of its potential for affecting curriculum and 
10/96 Rice University School Math Project 10th Anniversary Celebration, Houston, 1 day
Provided activities aimed at  understanding the "Monte Hall Problem," including the writing of several simulation programs for the TI-82.  Partner:  Dennis Donovan.
9/96 Aldine ISD Inservice, Houston, TX 1/2 day
Graphing calculator training provided to enhance Algebra End of Course Exam scores.  Topics included using the graphing calculator to:  develop the concept of a variable, enhance understanding of the order of operations, solve linear equations and linear systems.

Extra Curricular Experience
 
8/98 to present Sponsor of Mu Alpha Theta
Club discusses several books and participates in varios math contests.
1/97 to present Coach of Academic Quiz Bowl
8/97 to 5/98 Chess Club Sponsor
9/92 to 5/96 Assistant Coach, Academic Decathlon Team
Regional champions 94-95 and 95-96
9/93 to 5/95 Assistant Coach Academic Quiz Bowl Team
Third in nation 94-95
11/94 to 4/96 Coach University Interscholastic League Number Sense Team
11/94 to 4/96 Coach University Interscholastic League Calculator Applications Team
11/94 to 4/96 Coach University Interscholastic League Mathematics Team

Additional Responsibilities
 
11/97 to 2/98 Create and teach "Readings in Mathematics"
Students will explore modern research in mathematics through the reading of The Mathematical Tourist.
6/97-7/97 Designed and Piloted Summer School Algebra II 
Designed course for select students to take intensive Algebra II over 5 weeks during the summer.
3/97 Cofounded Rice University’s Student Math Summit 
In conjunction with other members of the PCMI/IAS group, designed and implemented a program that has professors at the school discuss current research in their field and interact with secondary students in a social setting.
9/96 Named to The John Cooper School’s Technology Committee
Responsible for issues involving the use of technology in the school.  Projects include T1 access to the internet, wholesale upgrade of computer resources and development of a technology plan.
10/94-2/95 AP Calculus Text Book Selection Committee
Represented Eisenhower's interest in the district selection of the AP Calculus text book
8/92-5/95 Mentor in Prairie View A&M's Alternative Certification Program.
Acted as a mentor to a new teacher with no education courses.  Duties included bimonthly observations and attendance at mentoring meetings and workshops given by both Prairie View and Aldine.
10/93-2/94 Precalculus Text Book Selection Committee
Represented Eisenhower's interest in the district selection of the Precalculus text book
11/92 Created scoring spreadsheet for Academic Decathlon, Octathlon and Pentathlon. 
Continuously modified spreadsheet to meet current standards.
1/92-5/92  Team leader, TAAS Remediation
Lead team of non-math teachers in teaching TAAS Remediation to juniors and seniors who had not passed the TAAS Mathematics test.

Accolades and Publishing
 
4/98 Named Teaching Residence to the ParkCity/Institute for Advanced Study Math Institute.
11/98 Math Teacher, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Reveiw of Experiencing School Mathematics:  teaching styles, sex and setting by Jo Boaler.
8/91 to 5/96 Received "clearly outstanding" status on Texas Reachers Appraisal System instrument.

Professional Organizations
 
8/96 Mathematics Association of America
3/96 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
9/97 1960 Area Math Council