Dr. Rick Sommer

Title
Director & Program Instructor

Dr. Sommer held the position of Gabor Szego Assistant Professor at Stanford before taking on his SUMaC role, which he has now held for the 20 year history of SUMaC. Dr. Sommer has done extensive work at Stanford in designing and operating programs for pre-college students including both residential academic summer programs and online courses.  Dr. Sommer was Deputy Director of the Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) prior to becoming Director of Pre-Collegiate Institutes with Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies.  Also, Dr. Sommer is a Lecturer in the departments of Mathematics and Philosophy at Stanford, and teaches courses in Logic and Set Theory.