Sheila Tobias - Author, Consultant, and Speaker on Mathematics and Science Education

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  • Sheila Tobias
  • Post Office Box 43758
  • Tucson AZ 85733-3758

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Mathematics and Science Education from an Outsider's Perspective

Sheila Tobias has made an art and a science of being an outsider to science and mathematics, where hers is a household name for the books, Overcoming Math Anxiety, They're not Dumb, They're Different, Breaking the Science Barrier, and Rethinking Science as a Career.

She has just co-authored a new book, Banishing Math Anxiety. Published by Kendall Hunt, this book is available in print and as a download.

Tobias is equally well known in academic and popular circles as a feminist and for her books, Women, Militarism and War (with Jean Elshtain) and Faces of Feminism: An Activist's Reflections on the Women's Movement.

Supported by the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Research Corporation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, her work has made her a sought-after consultant on college and university curricula, general education, post-baccalaureate alternatives, professional master's in science and mathematics, and women's studies. Tobias is a popular speaker on all these topics and is available for formal addresses as well.

Educated in history and literature at Harvard/Radcliffe, Tobias earned a master's in history and an M.Phil at Columbia University and eight honorary doctorates, the most recent from Michigan State University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.