I usually teach a computer science course each term here at UMass/Boston. My day job is at Ab Initio: Ab Initio Software Corporation 201 Spring Street Lexington, MA 02421 USA phone: (781) 301-2403 email: offner "at" cs.umb.edu This is always the best address to use when sending me email, because email here also gets forwarded to me at work and at home. |
This Spring I am teaching CS 420: Introduction to the Theory of Computation.
What I do for a living:
Here are some expository papers I am putting up for public enjoyment:
And here are my thoughts on some current issues in secondary school science and mathematics education. The paper looks at—and gives reasons for rejecting—three principles that have been widely promoted in current educational reform debates. These principles have been popularized in particular by Theodore Sizer and his Coalition of Essential Schools: