Dan Maki

Dan Maki

Daniel Maki is a distinguished professor at Indiana University Bloomington and an expert in mathematical modeling, having pioneered its instruction. His publications on this topic span multiple research papers published over time.

He is an accomplished flutist, having performed with the Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra as concert annotator and serving on their management board. Furthermore, he has an extensive career in classroom teaching and curriculum development.

Early Life and Education

Maki was an influential artist, yet we know very little of his early life. Most of what we know can be credited to Daniel Tretiak and his 2007 book entitled: The Life and Work of Haku Maki.

Maki was born Maejima Tadaaki in 1924 to his mother after his father died prior to his birth. Maki studied architecture with Tange Kenzo at both the University of Tokyo and Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

His designs fuse Modernism and Japanese tradition, having designed several buildings in Japan including Fujisawa Gymnasium and Wacoal Arts Center. Additionally, he taught at universities both in the U.S. and Japan and wrote and directed several movies as well as being program annotator and concert lecturer with Elgin Symphony Orchestra.

Professional Career

Daniel Maki has enjoyed an esteemed academic career that encompasses classroom teaching, curriculum design and outreach activities. He has published several books and numerous articles focusing on finite mathematics and mathematical modeling; moreover, he is well known as a speaker who has directed National Science Foundation institutes for teachers.

Maki led Columbia Lions to four Ivy League Championships during her time there, winning three consecutively between 2013-15. Their pitching staff ranked among the best in their conference for average earned run ratio (ERA), opponent batting average (OBA) and strikeouts.

Maki also served as recruiting coordinator for eight seasons with the Lions, helping dozens of former players move onto major league baseball (such as current Yankees pitchers Tim Giel and Joe Donino). Additionally, he has coached in Cape Cod Collegiate leagues.

Achievement and Honors

Maki was an exceptional educator. He designed courses and course materials to teach mathematical modeling to students across disciplines spanning social sciences, life sciences and math. Additionally, he directed National Science Foundation institutes for teachers as well as publishing numerous articles. His textbook “Mathematical Modeling”, published by Prentice Hall College Division in 1973 was an early success in its genre.

He created prints with a contemporary feel while simultaneously depicting traditional subjects reworked in his unique style, rendering them instantly recognisable yet in an unexpected manner. Additionally, he found great pleasure hunting and fishing before spending time around bonfires with family. Takako assisted him throughout his career while serving on several professional societies, such as being Governor for Mathematical Association of America.

Personal Life

Flutist by trade, Maki has performed as soloist at both Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Woodstock Mozart Festival as an artist-in-residence. Furthermore, he has lectured and written program notes for numerous concert series including Lyon & Healy Concert Series and Music of the Baroque.

Maki is an accomplished author and has made multiple publications in his area of expertise, including books and journals. Notable among these works is a book on Japanese woodblock printmaker Maki Haku that provides in-depth analyses for more than 150 prints.

Daniel Maki lives with his wife and three children in Cartersville, Georgia, along with many friends whom he considers part of his extended family.

Net Worth

Wiki, Forbes & various online resources estimate Dan Maki’s net worth as $1-5 Million at 18 years of age, due to his career as a Hockey Player.

Since he was three, he has received vocal training and performed in musicals. Trilingual in English, Japanese and German he favors winter over summer as well as dogs over cats – and is well known for his large eyes, dimples and charming personality.

He revealed in a Weverse Q&A that his parents are proud of and support his career goals, acknowledging daily conversations between himself and them to proofread German texts and gain feedback for improving it. Although not particularly wealthy, he lives comfortably thanks to support from family and friends.

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