Janet is a School Development Director at University of Chicago STEM Education, and an emerita professor in the Mathematics Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She has taught 7th grade in the National Teacher Corps, graduate and undergraduate mathematics courses at UIC, and numerous teacher workshops. In addition to co-developing the CryptoClub books and website, she is a senior author of the NSF-funded K-5 Math Trailblazers curriculum and was a co-director of UIC’s Family Math leader training program.
Bonnie is Clinical Professor Emerita of Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has worked in the mathematical preparation of teachers at all levels since 1994. One of her primary interests has been the development of materials for teaching discrete mathematics, including cryptography. Her passion is to engage students and teachers in exciting, modern mathematics that includes real world applications, problem solving, computing, and reasoning and proof. Her involvement in informal science programs includes cryptography classes in the Northwestern Gifted and Talented program, cryptography workshops at Chicago Public Libraries, as well as the development of CryptoClub materials.