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Emily Redman

Portrait of   Emily Redman

Assistant Professor

Office: Herter 621
Telephone: (413) 545-6797
Fax: (413) 545-6137
E-mail: eredman@history.umass.edu

Degree: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (2013).
Fields of interest: History of Science, 20th c. U.S.

Professional Activities

Emily Redman specializes in the history of science, focusing on the 20th century United States. Her doctoral work, completed at the University of California at Berkeley and titled “The National Science Foundation and a Comparative Study of Precollege Mathematics and Science Education Reform in the United States, 1950-2000,” examines how the federal government has been historically involved in reforming K-12 mathematics curricula. She is currently expanding this project for future publication. While at Berkeley, Redman worked for five years with the Regional Oral History Office at the Bancroft Library, conducting oral history interviews with prominent scientists and helping lead the Oral History Summer Institute. Redman also spent time as a fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy and as an instructor at California State University. She has received both conference paper awards and teaching awards from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the University of California. When not musing about mathematics, her interests range from food science and policy to early Cold War culture to the politics of biology textbooks. Redman’s anticipated projects will explore the cultural history of the New Math and the ways in which educational programming brought mathematics instruction to television.

 

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