Exponential Genius: How African American Male Actuaries Develop Mathematical Expertise
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This study explored the development of mathematical expertise among male African American actuaries, within the present hegemonic educational, social and cultural system of the US. Using qualitative methodologies, the emergent framework, Exponential Genius describes the common personality constructs, identity formation processes and formative experiences of accomplished African American male actuaries. The Exponential Genius schema is identified to be the byproduct of the coalescence of personal transactions and societal antecedents of the successful African American male actuary. The following: Endurance and Excellence, Equity, and Ecologies of Hope are recognized to be the agencies that provide the momentum and the catalytic impetus that contribute to the mathematical exceptionality of the African American male actuary and by extension necessary components for the mathematical success for African American males.
Figuero Charles, Mary Anne (2017). Exponential Genius: How African American Male Actuaries Develop Mathematical Expertise. Doctoral dissertation, Texas A & M University. Available electronically from