New teacher: Joe Busch

Benjamin Most

Joe Busch will teach AP Statistics, Advanced Honors Seminar in Math and Algebra 2 with Analysis this year.

Born in New Jersey and raised in Connecticut, Busch went to college in Boston and got a master’s degree from NYU.  He then moved to Los Angeles, where he received a fellowship to study mathematical logic at University of California at Los Angeles and earned his PhD.

Busch also has experience at internet-based companies such as and Lycos, where he worked before beginning his teaching career.

He is especially excited about Harvard-Westlake’s collaborative math department and motivated students.

“Mathematics is very elegant and beautiful and full of surprises, and I really enjoy working with students and having them see this side of mathematics,” Busch said.