Darryl Yong is the inaugural interim director of the CTL and professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. He has a degree in mathematics from HMC (and completed the piano performance major at Scripps College), a master’s degree in applied mathematics from Claremont Graduate University, and a PhD in applied mathematics from University of Washington. From 2011-2016, he served as the associate dean for diversity at HMC.
His scholarly work in mathematics education is centered on how secondary school mathematics teachers deepen their content knowledge for teaching, gain leadership skills, and learn new pedagogical strategies, particularly through peer communities. He serves on the steering committee for the Math for America Los Angeles, an organization that he helped to start in 2007, and has worked closely with the Teacher Leadership Program of the Institute for Advanced Study/Park City Mathematics Institute since 2003.
Yong also carries out research on effective strategies for teaching and learning mathematics in higher education. With Nancy Lape, Rachel Levy, and Eliot Bush, he has conducted a four-year controlled study of flipped classroom instruction at HMC.