John Warner Wilson was on
the Faculty of the University of Maryland from 1969 until his death in 1979. He
was Director of the Arithmetic Clinic and Professor of Mathematics Education at
the University of Maryland.
Dr. Wilson held a liberal
arts degree from Bowling Green State University, a masters degree in
epistimology from Harvard, and a Ph.D. in Education from Syracuse. After
service in the Army, he became a kindergarten and later a second grade teacher
on the Onadauga Indian Reservation in New York State. In the early 1960's he
directed the country's first arithmetic clinic. That clinic was begun by Dr.
Vincent Glennon for the diagnostic study and treatment of learning problems in
Wilson was in attendance at the annual Conference being held in Tampa at the
time of his death. The Wilson Memorial Lecture is an annual lecture established
by the RCML Executive Committee as a result of a memorial fund instituted by
Dr. Wilson's family. Previous Wilson lecturers have included, among others,
Honorable Vincent Glennon, David Berliner, Lauren Resnick, Paul Cobb, Richard
Duran, Honorable Walter Komanski, Thom Alcoze, John Bransford, Johnny Lott,
Frosty Troy, Robert Slavin, Daniel Leeson, Karl Schaffer, and Leonard Shlain.
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