Darryl Yong is a Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College and 2022-23 ACE Fellow.

How do we increase access to high-quality teaching in schools and universities? What does inclusive, ambitious mathematics teaching look like? What are effective ways of supporting teachers and faculty in enhancing their teaching and learning? These are some questions that motivate his scholarship.

Darryl received his PhD in applied mathematics at the University of Washington. He served as Associate Dean for Diversity at Harvey Mudd College 2011-16 and 2019-20 to 2016, Founding Director of the Claremont Colleges Center for Teaching and Learning 2016-18, and director of the Mathematics Clinic Program 2019-22.

In 2007, Darryl helped to create Math for America Los Angeles, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the number of secondary school mathematics and computer science teacher leaders in the greater Los Angeles Area. That involvement led him to teach in Los Angeles Unified School District while on sabbatical during the 2009-10 academic year. Since 2007, he has also been an instructor for the Secondary School Teacher Program at IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute.

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Bowen Kerins, Al Cuoco, Glenn Stevens, Mary Pilgrim, Ben Sinwell, and Darryl Yong have developed a series of books for teachers, educators, and mathematicians, based on the mathematics course that we’ve taught at the IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute.

These books aren’t “courses” in the traditional sense. They are carefully sequenced collection of problem sets designed to develop several interconnected mathematical themes. These materials provide participants with the opportunity for authentic mathematical discovery—participants build mathematical structures by investigating patterns, use reasoning to test and formalize their ideas, offer and negotiate mathematical definitions, and apply their theories and mathematical machinery to solve problems. They can be enjoyed by mathematics educators, professional developers, teachers, and high school students alike.