Professor Steve Kahn is the Director of the WSU Center for Excellence and Equity in Mathematics, a series of programs designed to produce success for Detroit students as they pursue their education from elementary and middle school through high school and college. Built by Dr. Kahn, the two cornerstone programs of the Center, the WSU Math Corps at the middle and high school levels and the WSU Emerging Scholars Program at the college level, have received not only local, but national recognition for their dramatic results. Professor Kahn has received many honors and awards for teaching, as well as for his work in support of the Detroit Public Schools and the students of Detroit. Most recently, the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America awarded him the prestigious 2003 Distinguished College or University Teaching Award. A part of the Wayne State faculty since 1981, Dr. Kahn holds a B.S. in Mathematics from SUNY, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics from the University of Maryland.
Leonard Boehm, Associate Director of the WSU Math Corps, has been involved in the mathematics education of Detroit’s children for most of his career. As a consultant with the Detroit Public Schools in the late 1980’s, he was instrumental in the creation of Super Saturdays, at that time a DPS program through the Gifted and Talented department. Currently, Mr. Boehm holds the WSU Math Corps Lectureship position in which he, as a Master Teacher, teaches fifth through eighth grade discovery classes in advanced Mathematics to Detroit students and Math Education courses for future teachers at Wayne State. He is an integral part of the Math Corps summer and Saturday programs and teaches colleges courses in the WSU Emerging Scholars Program. A graduate of Wayne State, Mr. Boehm holds B.S. degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics as well as a M.A. in Mathematics.