Faculty/Staff Bio

Al Reiff, Jr. class=

Al Reiff, Jr.

B.A., Harvard University; M.A.L.S., Wesleyan University

Mathematics, Director of the Taft Educational Center

Holcombe T. Green Chair in Mathematics


Work Phone: 860-945-7839

Year Appointed: 1985

Al’s main interest in mathematics is statistics, for which he has been an AP grader and question leader for the College Board. He began teaching the AP course in 1996, the first year it was available. His interest in statistics began as an applied math major at Harvard, where he was a teaching assistant in the Sociology Department. In addition to AP statistics, Al has taught AP calculus for many years and developed Taft’s non-AP calculus course. In 2011, he was appointed director of the Taft Educational Center, a program of summer workshops for teachers.

  • Al helped start the crew program at Taft in 1990 with Brooks Fisher ’92, and coached the team for 10 years. Al also coached wrestling for 30 years, but now focuses on assisting with Cross-Country.

Al lives on campus with his wife, Julie. Their son, Alex, graduated in 2012.

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