Dr. Wilson is Professor of Mathematics at the Johns Hopkins University where he has chaired the Department of Mathematics. In 2006, he was the Advisor for Mathematics in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Wilson also helped revise Washington State’s K-12 mathematics standards and evaluated textbooks for the state. He has participated in numerous projects on standards, curricula, and textbooks and co-authored Stars by Which to Navigate? Scanning National and International Education Standards (Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2009) and The State of State Math Standards (Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2005). More recently, he reviewed drafts of the Common Core Mathematics Standards for the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. Dr. Wilson received his Ph.D. in mathematics from M.I.T. in 1972 and has published over sixty mathematics research papers in the field of algebraic topology.