Director of Quantitative Reasoning and Senior Lecturer in Mathematics

Eric Gaze directs the Quantitative Reasoning (QR) program in the Baldwin Center for Learning and Teaching (BCLT) at Bowdoin College and is a Senior Lecturer in the Mathematics Department.  He is the past President of the National Numeracy Network (NNN 2013 – 2019) and past chair of the BCLT (2015-2019). In addition to giving talks and leading workshops on QR course development and assessment, Eric participates on review teams of academic support programs.  is the author of a QR textbook published with Pearson, Thinking Quantitatively: Communicating with Numbers 3rd edition (2023), with associated blog: and was the Principal Investigator for an NSF TUES Type I grant (2012-14), Quantitative Literacy and Reasoning Assessment (QLRA) DUE 1140562.   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


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