An inveterate and unapologetic nerd, Jason Ermer (he/him) has for years been smashing together his passions for computer programming, mathematics, and fantasy adventure in countless permutations. His greatest joy is in crafting interactive problem-solving experiences to challenge, entertain, and delight his audience.
Jason is currently exploring opportunities in software engineering, instructional design, and developer education -- especially within the EdTech space -- that will leverage both his enthusiasm for technology and his superior communication skills.
Jason holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University and a master's degree in education from the University of Texas at Austin.
Jason has two decades of experience as a professional educator, having worked both in the USA and Norway as a secondary mathematics teacher, a leader of professional development for in-service mathematics and science teachers, and a teacher-educator at the University of Texas, where he won a Teaching Excellence Award for his work as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Natural Sciences.
He currently offers mathematics coaching and leads interactive problem solving adventures for kids, families and professional teams through his company, Mythematics, often using his original storytelling an roleplaying game, Chronicles of the Everflame Collective, as a vehicle.
Jason's mathematics curriculum writing includes: The Arithmetiquities, an original fantasy adventure story that unfolds through a sequence of 36 mathematical puzzles; the quirky cartoon short, Meat-A-Morphosis; and the video-based puzzle collection, Collaborative Mathematics.
He has blended computer programming and creative writing to author numerous prize-winning works of interactive fiction, and has taught computer programming to young people in the context of both hypertext-based and parser-based story writing.