Paul A. Zeitz

Professor

Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-6590 Harney Science Center 107A

Biography

Originally trained as an ergodic theorist (PhD University of California, Berkeley, 1992), today Paul Zeitz's overriding interest is mathematical problem solving and the promulgation of an Eastern European-inspired problem-solving culture to American audiences.

Towards this end, he wrote The Art and Craft of Problem Solving in 1998, co-founded the Bay Area Mathematical Olympiad in 1999, and co-founded the San Francisco Math Circle in 2005. In 2009 he produced a series of video lectures for The Teaching Company on problem solving.

Also, in 2013, he began planning a new independent school for children in grades 6-12 who love math, called Proof School. The school opened in Fall 2015 and is located in downtown San Francisco. It features a unique, innovative world-class curriculum.

You can find him on Twitter at @PaulAZeitz.

Office Hours
Tues Wed 10.30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Education
PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1992
Publications

Zeitz, P. (1998). The Art and Craft of Problem Solving. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Awards & Distinctions

Co-founded the Bay Area Mathematical Olympiad in 1999

Co-founded the San Francisco Math Circle in 2005

Produced a series of video lectures for The Teaching Company on problem solving in 2009