Dr. Thomas O'Shea
Thomas O’Shea is a retired mathematics educator and scholar. He holds bachelor’s degrees in civil engineering and education, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, and a doctoral degree in mathematics education from the University of British Columbia. He spent ten years teaching mathematics at the secondary level in Canada, Australia, and Malaysia, and twenty-five years with the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. There he taught mathematics methods courses for elementary and secondary teachers and graduate courses in mathematics education and research design, and served on educational development projects in Indonesia, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka. He received the university’s first Excellence in Teaching Award in 1983, and was awarded Honourary Lifetime Membership in the British Columbia Association of Mathematics Teachers in 2003. He lives with his wife in Vancouver, British Columbia.