Debra Borkovitz

Co-chair and Associate Professor Mathematics and Science Department
School of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 617-879-2230
Office: Activities West 210

Educational Degrees

B.S. (Mathematics) 1984, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
B.S. (Computer Science) 1984, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D. (Mathematics) 1992, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Debra Borkovitz is an associate professor of Mathematics. She received her PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Combinatorics.

Her primary area of current interest is mathematics education, especially for pre-service teachers, with specific interests in developing curriculum materials, educating future leaders in math education, using technology, and developing community amongst mathematics instructors.

She enjoys writing curricular materials that help make math accessible. She recently published "The Name Game: Exploring Random Permutations" in The Mathematics Teacher and Excel for Math Classes: A series of fifteen videos on using spreadsheet software for mathematics classes, which is available at

Her recent talks include "What Makes a Mathematical Argument Convincing?" and "Thoughts on Preparing Elementary Mathematics Leaders." She is the faculty sponsor of Math Mania, the Wheelock Math Club.

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