Brett C. Smith is a Helmsley Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar in the Mathematics Department at Yale University. He is committed to making introductory math courses more accessible with active learning. Brett regularly uses peer instruction, just-in-time short response questions and small group activities in class. He is also the assistant coordinator of Yale’s flipped-classroom Integral Calculus course, currently teaching Calculus of Functions of One Variable II and Mathematics in the Real World.
Brett graduated magna cum laude from Bowdoin College, double-majoring in mathematics and visual art. He taught high school math at St. Mark’s School for two years before becoming a student again, getting his Ph.D. in mathematics at Wesleyan University. His research interests are in the field of graph theory – particularly graph minors. As a visual artist, Brett strongly believes the right proof comes from the right picture.
Please see Brett’s bio on the Housatonic Community College website.