Morton Brown is Arthur F. Thumau Professor of at the College of Letters and Science, and retired Professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. He has written numerous papers in topology and dynamical systems. He has been a Sloan Fellow, a Naval Research Fellow and a National Science Foundation fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He has had visiting appointments at Cambridge University, University of Warwick, University of California (San Diego), Imperial College (London), The Mathematical Research Institute (Berkeley), and the University of Wisconsin.
He andshared the American Mathematical Society’s fourth Oswald Veblen Prize in geometry.
He has served on the governing boards of the University of Michigan’s Rackham Graduate School, its College of Literature Science and Arts, Board of Intercollegiate Athletics, and the University Faculty Senate and as chair of the Faculty Governance Executive Committee. He served as the Department of Mathematics Associate Chair for Education and on the policy board of the University’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching.
Professor Brown was an original member of the MAA-AMS “CRAFTY” sub-committee concerned with calculus reform and served again 2006–2008. He has served on numerous MAA, AMS and NSF review and oversight boards including the teacher education programs “Montana Systemic Initiative” (STEP), and the “State of Louisiana Systemic Initiative” (LACEPT).
He was Principal Investigator for an NSF grant which implemented the well-known calculus reform program at the University of Michigan, and he served as Director of the program during its formative years.
Recent additional K–12 related activities:
Consultant for Project GRAD program (K1–K6), Houston, Texas (2007).
Michigan Mathematics and Science Summer School for high school students (2005–2009).
Consultant for the “Inquiry Based Learning” project of the Educational Advancement Foundation (2007–).
Undergraduate subjects taught at University of Michigan:
Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Calculus 3, Advanced Calculus
Linear algebra 1, Linear algebra 2, Honors linear algebra
Mathematics of combinatorial games
Principles of analysis
Probability and statistics