Apparently, I need to apologize for playing even dumber that I am. I have been well aware of her leadership in science education, and to a lesser extent, in mathematics education - as well as her educational experience for such - for more than two decades. My guess is that she did have regular calculus and calculus-based physics but that she had no mathematics courses beyond calculus nor real science courses beyond calculus-based physics. My supposition is generous in that I have met mathematics education "PhDs" who had never had an honest college calculus sequence and science education "PhD's"who had never had calculus-based physics and probably would never have been able to survive such.
At 08:45 AM 10/6/2010, Michael Dougherty wrote: > > If only Wayne Bishop would occasionally take his own > > advice to others and would search through Google, he > > would easily find a biographical sketch about > > Elisabeth Stage and what she may have taught at the > > graduate level: > > > > http://www7.nationalacademies.org/bose/Stage%20Biosket > > ch.html > >Oh, I think Wayne has a good gripe here. > > > Quote > > > (Dr Stage), a mathematician by training, thinks: > >The biography says nothing about being a "mathematician" at all. > >"Dr. Stage holds an Ed.D. in Science Education and an M.Ed., both >from Harvard University, and an A.B. in Chemistry from Smith College." > >We do have to jealously protect the title "mathematician." Judging >just from that biography, she was someone interested in >Chemistry/Education who found herself in a position where she >"directed the Mathematics Professional Development Institutes under >the Office of the President of the University of California. As >someone who was told how to teach math by an Ed.D. in charge of >Academic Affairs at a previous job, I can tell you I've seen how >such folks can manipulate into such positions where they do not have >the credentials to be much more than grant writing assistants, yet >this lady is called a "mathematician by training"? What am I missing? > >- --Mike D.