David Kung

Director of Policy
The Charles A. Dana Center at the Univerity of Texas at Austin

Dave leads the policy work at the Center, which includes in-depth policy analysis and the development of tools, briefs, and guidance to help equitably implement modern math pathways at scale. His portfolio includes equitable state-level implementation work, especially concentrating on the transition years from high school into higher education. As a mathematician with deep experience across mathematics organizations, Dave serves as a liaison to partner professional organizations. He also directs MAA Project NExT, a professional development program for new faculty in the mathematical sciences.

Prior to joining the Center, Dave served as a mathematics professor for more than two decades at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. During his time at Maryland’s Public Honors College, he served as chair, lead revisions of the core curriculum, and established an Emerging Scholars program focused on racial equity. Dave has also worked for Transforming Post-Secondary Education in Math (TPSE-Math), and done stints at Fudan University in Shanghai and Lingnan University in Hong Kong. He has served on numerous national committees, advisory boards, and editorial boards. When travel is safe, he regularly engages audiences on topics from diversity in STEM fields, to mathematics and music, to mind-bending paradoxes. His two video series for The Great Courses have been best sellers.

David Kung

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