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Richard A. Edwards

Academic Specialist, Lyman Briggs College

E-25D Holmes Hall,  (517) 884-3931


Richard “Abe” Edwards is an Academic Specialist in the Lyman Briggs College within MSU. He teaches a wide variety of mathematics courses and enjoys developing research experiences for undergraduates. In his own research, he studies the complex interplay between cultural norms, historical events, and mathematical developments. He is currently exploring the benefits and constraints of teaching mathematics via primary source documents. In addition, he directs an education abroad program in which students study the cultural history of mathematics in Florence, Paris, and London. Abe is a 2016 graduate of our mathematics education doctoral program.