Mathematics Faculty Bios

Kevin BeardKEVIN BEARD: co-Director of the Governor’s Institute on Mathematics

Kevin Beard, GIV’s new co-Director of the Mathematics Institute, teaches statistics at the University of Vermont, and has 13 years experience teaching high school statistics including AP classes.  That follows 12 years working in the accounting software field for companies as varied as Ford and Westinghouse down to two-person start-ups.  Originally from Connecticut, Beard has a B.A. in Economics and an MBA in international finance from the University of Connecticut.  Because statistics are “useful and practical,” Beard says he never hears students asking why they need to learn the subject. “Everyone should have a basic understanding of stats,” he adds. “I can honestly say that teaching has been my favorite occupation. I can’t see doing anything else.”