Jameel Al-Aidroos Mathematical Pedagogy Lecture Series


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October 2, 2023 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Gregory R. Goldsmith - Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University

Join us for the second annual Jameel Al-Aidroos Mathematical Pedagogy Lecture Series

When: October 2, 2023 | 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where: Science Center Room 507, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138

Speaker: Gregory R. Goldsmith

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Greg Goldsmith is the Associate Dean for Research and Development and an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences in the Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University. He served for six years as the first director of the Grand Challenges Initiative, building it into one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive postdoctoral training programs.


This speaker series is a small way to remember Jameel Al-Aidroos, his extraordinary warmth of character and pedagogical skills, and his contributions and dedication to teaching and learning at Harvard. He motivated and inspired his students and colleagues; through this series, we hope to celebrate and keep alive that legacy by bringing speakers who share new perspectives on mathematics and pedagogy, and motivate us to reflect on our professional roles.


  • Robin Gottlieb | Harvard Professor of the Practice in Teaching of Mathematics
  • Brendan Kelly | Harvard Department of Mathematics Senior Preceptor, Director of Introductory Mathematics