Principal of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Principal, Keynote Speaker

Dr. Evan Glazer

Evan Glazer was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs. He earned a B.S. in Mathematics and an M.S. in Mathematics Education at the University of Illinois, and a Ph. D. in Instructional Technology at the University of Georgia. As a mathematics teacher in Glenview, Illinois, he emphasized inquiry-based learning, technology-enhanced explorations, and real world applications. Some of his work can be seen in his booksUsing Internet Primary Sources to Teach Critical Thinking and Everyday Use of Mathematical Concepts: A Reference Guide. In addition to his interest in mathematics, Dr. Glazer has studied and explored various facets of physics and paleontology.

At the university level, Dr. Glazer taught courses on instructional design, research methods, and using computers in the classroom. His research examined social and environmental factors that influence professional learning as teachers integrate technology into their classrooms.

As director of the Roanoke Valley Governor’s School for Science and Technology in Virginia, Dr. Glazer instituted new research programs in science and technology, and taught a variety of courses to students and professional development seminars to teachers.

In addition to attending and participating in TJ activities and events, Dr. Glazer enjoys running, hiking, football, trivia, logic puzzles, cooking, museums, and traveling.