James Tanton (PhD. Mathematics, Princeton University, 1994) is a research mathematician deeply interested in bridging the gap between the mathematics experienced by school students and the creative mathematics practiced and explored by mathematicians. He worked as a college professor for a decade, as a high-school teacher for a decade, and is now the Mathematician in Residence at the Mathematical Association of America in Washington D.C.
James writes math books – with publishers and through his own self-published means. He gives math talks and conducts math workshops all across the continent and overseas. He guides students and he guides teachers. He publishes articles and papers, creating and doing new math. And he shares the mathematical experience with teachers and students of all ages, helping them publish research results too!