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.

Education
PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1992
Selected 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