Paul A. Zeitz

Paul A. Zeitz

Professor and Chair

Originally trained as an ergodic theorist (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1992), today my overriding interest is mathematical problem solving and the promulgation of an Eastern European-inspired problem-solving culture to American audiences.
Towards this end, I 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 I produced a series of video lectures for The Teaching Company on problem solving.


Also, in 2013, I began planning a new independent school for children in grades 6--12 who love math, called Proof School.  The school will open in Fall 2015 and be located in downtown San Francisco and will feature a unique, innovative world-class curriculum.  


You can find me on Twitter at @PaulAZeitz.

Office Hours

TW 10.30am-12.00pm

Courses Offered
  • Math 350: Math Colloquium
  • Math 367: Number Theory