Director of Quantitative Reasoning and Senior Lecturer in Mathematics

Eric Gaze directs the Quantitative Reasoning (QR) program at Bowdoin College, is Chair of the Baldwin Center for Learning and Teaching, and is a Senior Lecturer in the Mathematics Department.  He is the current President of the National Numeracy Network (NNN 2013 – 2019), and a past chair of SIGMAA-QL (2010-12).  He has a QR textbook published with Pearson, Thinking Quantitatively: Communicating with Numbers 2e, with blog , and has written a column, Ratiocination, for the NNN website: .  Eric has given talks and led workshops on the topics of QR Across the Curriculum, Creating a QR Entry Point Course, Writing with Numbers, QR Assessment, and Running a QR Program; and has served on review teams of QR programs. Eric is the Principal Investigator for a NSF TUES Type I grant (2012-14), Quantitative Literacy and Reasoning Assessment (QLRA) DUE 1140562. This collaborative project builds on Bowdoin College's QR instrument which is used for advising purposes and is available to interested schools. Prior to coming to Bowdoin, Eric led the development of a Masters in Numeracy program for K-12 teachers at Alfred University as an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Education.

Research Interests: Quantitative Reasoning Curriculum and Assessment, K-12 Mathematics Curriculum Development, Teaching and Learning Theory, Computation and Complexity Science, Data Analytics Curriculum Development

Teaching Interests:  Quantitative Reasoning, Introductory Microeconomics, Data Driven Societies, Problem Solving, Excel, R, Python

Courses Being Taught: Quantitative Reasoning (MATH 1050), Data Driven Societies (DCS 2420), Introduction to Microeconomics and QR (ECON 1050 Lab)


  • PhD, Mathematics, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • MS, Mathematics, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • BA, Mathematics, The College of the Holy Cross