Professor Flashman has preferred to follow a career in
mathematics and has been actively involved in teaching calculus
since beginning his graduate work. He had taught at Mount Holyoke
College, Baruch College of CUNY, and Bard College before coming to
his current position at Humboldt State University(HSU) where he is
Professor of Mathematics. He has taught summers at the University
of California, Berkeley, and the University of San Francisco, and
has been a Visiting Fellow at Yale University and a Visiting
Professor at the University of Toronto in Canada and Occidental
College in Los Angeles and has been an adjunct Professor at
College of the Redwoods. At HSU he has been a Pre-Law advisor
since 2005 and was Chair of the University Curriculum Committee,
For over 25 years Professor Flashman has been working on a draft
of the Sensible
Calculus Book. He was book and media editor for UME
TRENDS in which he wrote the column "Noteworthy Books and Such"
until it ceased publication in 1996, and was a member the MAA
committee on Calculus Reform And The First Two Years (CRAFTY) for
6 years ending in January, 1999. He was chair of the MAA Special
Interest Group in the Philosophy of Mathematics from 2007 to 2009.
In summer 2013 he started work on a resource for mapping diagrams:
Mapping Diagrams from A(lgebra) to C(alculus) and
D(ifferential) E(quation)s. A Reference and Resource Book on
Function Visualizations Using Mapping Diagrams which he
plans to make available on the internet.
His hobbies include music, tennis, chess, go, and trying to be on time.