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.
"My children have been students of AoPS Academy for several years now. The staff is very good at identifying and encouraging high achieving students to attain their fullest potential. The instructors engage kids to solve tough math problems, and push them to think logically and come up with unique solutions, instead of following a memorized formula. I have witnessed many classes where students are given the opportunity to suggest multiple ways of approaching the same problem. This has really helped my children develop independent learning skills and a stronger foundation in mathematics. The staff truly care for each and every student’s growth. Every child gets an abundance of individual attention. Programs such as the math competition classes, MATHCOUNTS Trainer Contest, and Short Story Contest really challenge the kids to reach up to the next level. The language arts classes like Debate & Public Speaking and College Essay Writing provide a much higher quality of education for their students. Thank you so much for being such a valuable resource for my children. " -Usha D.