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Gerald Goldin



  • Higher Ed: Mathematics, Higher Ed: Science, Higher Ed: Education, Higher Ed: Administrator, Researcher 


Gerald A. Goldin received his B.A. in 1964 magna cum laude in chemistry and physics from Harvard University, his Ph.D. in 1969 in theoretical physics from Princeton University, and studied the learning of mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). He coordinated Mathematics Education at Penn, and Science Education at Northern Illinois University, before joining the Rutgers University faculty in 1984. Currently he is a tenured distinguished professor ("Professor II") in mathematics, physics, and education. His research activity embraces these three fields.
As the first permanent director of Rutgers' Center for Mathematics, Science and Computer Education from 1985-1998, he developed it into one of the leading centers of its kind in the world. He organized New Jersey's Statewide Systemic Initiative, "Achieving Excellence in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education," which was funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the State of New Jersey from 1993 to 2008. Since 1998, he has served as University Director, Science and Mathematics Partnerships. In 2005 he became director and P.I. of "MetroMath: The Center for Mathematics in America's Cities," an NSF-funded Center for Learning and Teaching based at three universities that focuses on mathematics education in urban, low-wealth communities in the United States.


Mathematics education,
Mathematics and theoretical Physics 


V. A. DeBellis & G. A. Goldin (2006), Affect and Meta-Affect in Mathematical Problem Solving: A Representational Perspective. Educ. Studies in Mathematics, 63, 131-147.

G. A. Goldin, Aspects of Affect and Mathematical Modeling Processes (2007), In R .A. Lesh, E. Hamilton, and J. J. Kaput (Eds.), Foundations for the Future in Mathematics Education. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (pp. 281-296).

R. Y. Schorr, & G. A. Goldin (2008), Students' Expression of Affect in an Inner-city Simcalc Classroom. Educational Studies in Mathematics 68, No. 2, 131-148.

G. A. Goldin (2008), Perspectives on Representation in Mathematical Learning and Problem Solving. In L. D. English (Ed.), Handbook of International Research in Mathematics Education, Second Edition. Routledge - Taylor and Francis (pp. 176-201).

G. A. Goldin (2009), The Affective Domain and Students' Mathematical Inventiveness. In R. Leikin, A. Berman, & B. Koichu (Eds.), Creativity in Mathematics and the Education of Gifted Students. Sense Publishers (pp. 181-194).