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Distinguished Teaching Professor, Ph.D., 1969
Stanford University: Combinatorics

Alan Tucker is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society and of the American Assocation for the Advancement of Science.  He is editor-in-chief of Applied Mathematical Letters and author of the textbook Applied Combinatorics , now in its 6th edition. Alan started his career at Stony Brook doing research in graph theory and combinatorial algorithms. Increasingly he  became more engaged in  mathematics education. He directed  large regional and national NSF initiatives to improve collegiate and K-12 mathematics instruction.  He was the lead author of four influential reports from the Mathematical Association of America, including  The Mathematical Education of Teachers (2001).  

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