Eric C. Towne, AB

Curriculum Advisor, Advanced Placement Calculus, The College Board
Eric Towne graduated from Harvard in 1993; alas, he didn't meet Matt Damon while both were students there. He stayed on to teach at Harvard for most of the next six years, with an interruption to work on bond derivatives for Goldman Sachs in New York. From 2000 to 2016, he taught math at Bates College. He has been an Extension School instructor since 1997 and enjoys the job immensely. Since 2003, he has also worked on The College Board's AP Calculus program in a variety of roles. In his spare time, he rides his bicycle and reads novels. He also likes pina coladas and getting caught in the rain. He was awarded the Extension School's Petra T. Shattuck Excellence in Teaching Award in 2013.


  • AB Harvard University