Gerald A. Goldin received his B.A. in 1964 magna cum laude in chemistry and physics from Harvard University, his Ph.D. in 1969 in theoretical physics from Princeton University, and studied the learning of mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). He coordinated Mathematics Education at Penn, and Science Education at Northern Illinois University, before joining the Rutgers University faculty in 1984. Currently he is a tenured distinguished professor in mathematics, physics, and education. His research activity embraces these three fields.