Alice visits a working group

Dramatis Personae

Who are the people that make MathILy-Er happen?

Mostly it's students (perhaps you?), but there are also instructors (see below).
We are assisted by the members of our Advisory Amalgam.
The program itself is a project of the nonprofit organization Mathematical Staircase, Inc. which has a board of directors.

Here is the 2023 lineup:

Dr. Alice Mark, MathILy-Er director and Lead Instructor ()
Alice is a senior lecturer at Vanderbilt University. Her main mathematical interest is group theory, and her favorite kind of groups are reflection groups. She has assisted in several inquiry-based learning college classes, has presented at the Austin Math Circle, has worked with the University of Chicago Young Scholars Program, and was an Apprentice Instructor at MathILy-Er 2015 as well as a Lead Instructor at MathILy-Ers 2016--2022 and the director of MathILy-Ers 2019--2022.


Corrine Yap, Lead Instructor
Any second now Corrine will earn her Ph.D. from Rutgers University specializing in discrete mathematics. She graduated in May 2016 from Sarah Lawrence College, where she concentrated on both mathematics and theatre. Corrine continues to pursue her acting and playwriting interests; her main project is a one-woman show about Sofia Kovalevskaya that incorporates math, music, movement, and foreign languages (see her website for production photos!). She was the MathILy PRiME in 2014, a MathILy Apprentice Instructor 2015--2019, and a MathILy-Er Apprentice Instructor 2019--2022.

Max Everett, Apprentice Instructor
Max is a graduate student at The Graduate Center at CUNY, where he is studying mathematics. Thus far, he is most interested mathematically in algebra, graph theory, and combinatorics. In his free time, he enjoys board games, sudoku, Pokemon, Animal Crossing, and Netflix. He participated in MathILy-Er 2016 and was a MathILy-Er Apprentice Instructor in 2021 and 2022.


Kimball Strong, Apprentice Instructor
Kimball is a mathematics graduate student at Cornell specializing in algebraic topology. When he's not doing math (and sometimes even when he is), he can generally be found singing or baking (or both). He's currently trying to teach himself how to swing dance while juggling (it's exactly as hard as it sounds). He was a MathILy PRiME in 2018 and MathILy-Er Apprentice Instructor in 2022.

Rory Erlich, Apprentice Instructor
Rory is a junior undergraduate studying mathematics at Tufts University. He loved MathILy-Er so much in 2018 that he persuaded his high school math teacher to offer an inquiry-based calculus course, and is excited to return to the program for the first time since. While not working on his problem sets, you might find him biking while listening to Terry Gross, gently agitating his friends and family about their inherited wealth, or taking far too long to go in board games. He was a MathILy-Er Apprentice Instructor in 2022.


MathILy, MathILy-Er, and MathILy-EST are projects of the nonprofit organization Mathematical Staircase, Inc..