Richard Rusczyk founded Art of Problem Solving in 2003 to teach avid math students in an innovative, interactive way.
Richard is the author or a co-author of 7 AoPS textbooks and a past Director of the USA Mathematical Talent Search.
He was a participant in National MATHCOUNTS, a three-time participant in the Math Olympiad Summer Program,
and a USA Mathematical Olympiad winner (1989). He received the World Federation of National Mathematics
Competitions Paul Erdös Award in 2014. He graduated from Princeton University in 1993, and worked as a
bond trader for D.E. Shaw & Company for four years. AoPS marks Richard's return to his vocation -
educating motivated students.
In 2014, Glen founded a learning center in Morrisville, North Carolina, that two years later
became the first AoPS Academy campus. Glen served as the National Director of AoPS Academy until his retirement in 2019.
He has experience as a college math professor, statistician, and expert SAS programmer.
He has been a professional math tutor for many years, and specializes in training academically-advanced
and high-performing math students. Glen is a graduate of Duke University and holds a graduate degree
in statistics from Boston University.
Dave joined AoPS in 2004. He is the author or a co-author of 4 AoPS textbooks.
Dave earned the
sole perfect score on the American High School Mathematics Examination (AHSME)
in 1988 and was a USA Mathematical Olympiad winner that year. He attended
the Research Science Institute (RSI) in 1987, and the Math Olympiad Summer
Program in 1988, where he first met fellow student Richard Rusczyk. He also
finished in the top 10 on the Putnam exam in 1991. Dave graduated from
Carnegie Mellon in 1992 with a BS in Mathematics/Computer Science and an MS in Mathematics.
He went on to earn his Ph.D. in mathematics from MIT in 1997.
He was an acting Assistant Professor at the University of Washington from 1997 to 2001.
Dave is originally from Western New York and is an alumnus of the SUNY Buffalo Gifted Math Program.
"Our homeschooled son is extremely gifted in math and science. He really feels at home at AoPS Academy. Through coaching and personal attention at AoPS, he achieved a 5 in AP Calculus at 11 years old and a 4 in AP Statistics at 12. He also achieved an 800 on SAT II math at 12 years old. Our son feels very comfortable in the atmosphere of AoPS, where being gifted in math is not looked down on, but treated with respect. He has truly found his peers at AoPS Academy.
AoPS Academy allows my son to be himself, learn that there are other kids well advanced in math, and gives him the confidence to know that it is OK to be great in math, and that other people will respect and value his ability." -Neil D.