achievementsRibbon.jpgHerb Gross has over 50 years of teaching experience in diverse settings ranging from Central Prison's Death Row in Raleigh, North Carolina to MIT's Center for Advanced Engineering Study where he produced the critically acclaimed video course “Calculus Revisited".  He has a long list of achievements, especially in community college mathematics where he has developed a highly acclaimed approach for helping learners of all ages overcome their innumeracy problem.

 

  • Founding Chair of the Mathematics Department at Corning (NY) Community College (1958 - 1968).

  • Pioneer in distance learning by teaching a calculus course for high school students airing on Corning's Educational Television Network (1958).

  • Founding president of the New York State Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges (NYSMATC - 1967).
  • Founding president of the American Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges (AMATYC - 1974).

  • Senior Lecturer MIT Center for Advanced Engineering Study (CAES 1968 - 1973).

  • At CAES Herb developed the "Calculus Revisited" course, consisting of a series of 83 video lectures and 17 volumes of study guides.  The entire course was put online at MIT's OpenCourseWare site in 2011. Since then hundreds of thousands have viewed it either there or on www.adjectivenounmath.com or on YouTube where it has ranked by them as the best mathematics course they have studied.

  • Founding Chairperson of the Mathematics Department at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, Massachusetts (1973 - 2003, retired).

  • Named the nation's Outstanding Community College Instructor by the American Association of Community College Trustees (1986).
  • Special Consultant to the Chancellor of the Minnesota Community College System, helping the state establish a Center for Excellence in Teaching (1988).

  • Instituted a version of the Gateway to Arithmetic program that received the endorsement of both the North Carolina Department of Community Colleges and the North Carolina Department of Correctin, to serve as a vehicle for improving students' self- image as well as their mathematical skils. (Summers, 1989 - 1993).

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