Garrett Ruley

Upper School Math

Garrett teaches math in Upper School, is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion facilitator, and advises the Math Squared math exploration club.

He studied sociology, education, and mathematics at Swarthmore College. After college he worked as director of operations for a sustainability-focused restaurant group, and was a tech consultant for social justice nonprofits. He has tutored mathematics and test prep since before college. 

In his spare time, Garrett dances Argentine Tango, practices Aikido and Taekwondo, and knits his own socks.

Garrett earned a B.A. in Mathematics and an Honors Special Major in Education and Sociology/Anthropology, and is currently pursuing an M.S. in Data Science from Johns Hopkins University. His publications include:

  • Ruley, G., (2019). “The Mathematician’s Shadow: Understanding the ‘Math Person’ stereotype.” Undergraduate thesis.
  • Ruley, G. (2021). So you think you’re a math person: Understanding cognitive dimensions of stereotypes in mathematics. In D. Kollosche (Ed.), Exploring new ways to connect: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Mathematics Education and Society Conference (Vol. 3, pp. 878–888). Tredition.
  • McCourt, D. M., and Ruley, G., (2022). “How is the American Foreign Policy Establishment Structured?  The Social Organization of U.S.-Based China Expertise.” Under review.
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Garrett Ruley
Upper School Math
At Park since 2021
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Swarthmore College B.A. in Mathematics, Sociology, and Education