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Kathleen Almy                   

Kathleen Almy has been a professor of mathematics at Rock Valley College for over 10 years and has taught high school and college level math for 15 years.  She has a bachelor's degree in mathematics education from Southern Illinois University and master's degree in pure mathematics from Northern Illinois University.  Her passion is improving developmental math for all students including the development of courses and content that is appropriate, relevant, and meaningful.  As her department's developmental math coordinator, she organized and led a successful comprehensive redesign of the program over the past 5 years.  As a result of giving talks about the redesign, she has been consulting with colleges throughout Illinois and across the country to improve their developmental math programs.  Since 2009, she has been a member of AMATYC's Quantway project which is affiliated with the Carnegie Foundation.   She was AMATYC’s Developmental Math Committee chair and serves on several state committees on developmental education.  She is the author of Geometry:  A Toolkit for Success.  She is also co-author of a statistics activity manual for Michael Sullivan’s statistics text and a book soon to be published, Math Lit, which is based on the Quantway initiative. 

James Anderson             

Jim Anderson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Toledo.  He received a BS in Mathematics from the University of Akron in 1985 and a MS in Mathematics from Purdue University in 1988.  Taught for two years at Madisonville Community College in Madisonville, Kentucky.  Have taught for twenty-two years at the University of Toledo.  The first ten of these years were in the Community and Technical College.  I am currently in the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.  I have taught courses from Basic Mathematics through Differential Equations.

Anthony Belen

Anthony Belen is an Educational Courseware Specialist for Hawkes Learning Systems, a software company and textbook publisher that specializes in Mathematics courseware and textbooks for college students.  Anthony is a graduate of Duke University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Spanish, with a minor in Cultural Anthropology.  Anthony works to educate instructors on the products and services that Hawkes offers, as well as provides support to clients both during and after the adoption process.

Barbara Bouthillier

Barb Bouthillier has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and ten years of experience in Higher Education Administration. After raising her family, she returned to Higher Education, pursuing a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Ferris State University.  At the same time, she began working as a professional tutor in Developmental Mathematics at Grand Rapids Community College. In 2010, the college experienced a dramatic increase in need for developmental math instructors, and she was recruited to fulfill that need. Her passion is for developmental students and her focus has been leveraging technology to assist developmental students succeed.

Irina Boyadzhiev

Irina Boyadzhiev is teaching mathematics and computer classes at OSU Lima. She maintains an active GeoGebra website, currently including more than 80 GeoGebra applets. She is also a regular contributor to GeoGebra Applet Central and GeoGebra Tube.

Nesrin Cengiz-Phillips           

Rheta Rubenstein, Maggie Rathouz, and Nesrin Cengiz-Phillips are colleagues at UM-Dearborn where they have been collaborating for many years on a curriculum (originally spearheaded by Judith Flowers) for mathematics content for elementary teachers.  Proportional reasoning has been an area of particular interest and concern.  Other areas of interest they share are conducting productive full class discussions and supporting preservice teachers in mathematical communication.

Colleen Copus                 

Colleen Copus is currently the Math Lab Coordinator at Grand Rapids Community College and teaches developmental mathematics as an adjunct instructor.  After acquiring her Bachelor’s degree from the Ohio State University, she taught as an adjunct instructor for 12 years at Purdue University Calumet.  Upon moving to Michigan, Colleen expanded her experience by also working in Academic Support at GRCC, at which time she designed and implemented the Mathematics Summer Bridge Program.  In 2011, she became the Mathematics Tutorial Lab Coordinator and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education from Michigan State University.  With the increased needs in developmental education and distance learning, her current focus is on providing access to tutorial resources. 

Anne Dwyer

 Anne Dwyer has a BS degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master degree in Applied Statistics.  She worked for almost 20 years in industry for DuPont, General Motors and Lear before switching her focus to teaching.  She is currently a Visiting Professor at DeVry University where she teaches statistics.  She is also an adjunct faculty at Oakland Community College.  She is co-developer of the MathBooster software, a web based tool used to enhance student learning of basic math skills. 

Kristy Eisenhart               

Kirsty Eisenhart earned a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Western Michigan University in 2003, and has remained at WMU.  For the first five years, Kirsty taught the large lecture for a terminal liberal arts mathematics course, and coordinated the teaching assistants who conducted weekly recitation sections for the course.  For the past four years Kirsty has been the Director of the Developmental Mathematics Program.  As such, she oversees all aspects of the three developmental courses, including: developing curriculum, creating all assessments, mentoring the instructors, and monitoring student progress.

Kevin Gibbs      

 Kevin Gibbs has been an automation engineer for 25 years, an adjunct mathematics instructor at area community colleges for 12 years and a full time lecturer at the University of Toledo for the past two years.   He earned his undergraduate and Master degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from Eastern Michigan University.  He has also completed University of Toledo Noyce program for 7-12 licensure.  For the past several years, Kevin has been concentrating on developmental and beginning college courses, working on ways of combining technology with traditional teaching techniques.

Andrea Hendricks

Andrea Hendricks has a M.S. in Pure Mathematics from Florida State University and has been employed at Georgia Perimeter College as an Associate Professor of Mathematics since 1993. She has been a totally online faculty member since 2008. Andrea has served on and chaired various college-wide, campus, and discipline committees including the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Committee, Promotion & Tenure Committee, and the Faculty Senate. She regularly presents parallel sessions and workshops at AMATYC and NCTM as well as local and state conferences. Her recent publications include:

Hendricks and Chow. (2013). Beginning Algebra (1st edition), Intermediate Algebra (1st edition), and Beginning and Intermediate Algebra (1st edition), McGraw-Hill Publishing.

Paul Hewitt

Paul Hewitt has been at the University of Toledo since 1990, and has served as Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics since 2010.

Darlene Kohrman           

I am currently a full time mathematics instructor at Kalamazoo Valley Community College where I teach content courses in developmental education, algebra, and courses for pre-service K-8 teachers. I served two consecutive three-year terms as the Vice-President of Two-Year Colleges for the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Additionally, I am a graduate student in the doctoral program sponsored by the Division of Mathematics and Science Education (DSME) now PRIME at Michigan State University working under Glenda Lappan. My research interests include the historical development of the mathematics curriculum as well as the development of reasoning processes as revealed in the van Hiele levels of thought. Previous to teaching at KVCC, I taught high school (the Core-Plus Mathematics Program), taught at Western Michigan University, and worked as the math ducation specialist in the Learning Center at KVCC

Ron Larson

Ron Larson is a professor emeritus of mathematics at Penn State University in Erie, where he has taught since receiving his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Colorado in 1970. Ron received his AA degree from Clark College in Vancouver, WA in 1964 and his BS in mathematics from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR in 1966.  Ron was awarded Lewis & Clark's distinguished alumni award in 1998.  Ron is well known as the author of a comprehensive program for mathematics that spans middle school, high school, and college courses.  These books are published by several different publishers, including Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Cengage Learning, Pearson, W H Freeman, and McGraw Hill.  His books have won numerous awards from the Text and Academic Authors Association.  Since he began writing in 1973, he has written over 200 books spanning from Grade 6 through the second year of college.  His books have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese.  To help with the development of the books, Ron founded Larson Texts in 1983.  This company currently employs 60 people.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Larson

Greg Lewis

Greg has worked as a math educator in diverse educational settings from suburban day cares to urban elementary, middle, and high schools and now works as a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Toledo. His undergraduate degree is in Elementary Education from Ohio University, and he has a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Toledo. He mostly teaches developmental and entry level college algebra courses and plans to finish a Master's in Applied Mathematics next year.

Jon Oaks             

Jon Oaks is a math instructor at Macomb Community College. His current interest lies in teaching specialized coures, such as Mathematics for Education, Statistics, and Everyday Math. Many of his materials are freely available on his website at www.jonoaks.com. 

Jennifer Park  

Jennifer Park has a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from the University of Toledo in Educational Psychology with a specialty in Research and Measurement.  Prior to teaching at Owens Community College, she taught mathematics and statistics courses at the University of Toledo and worked in the private sector developing analytical products for marketing research.  Jenn currently has a private consulting practice specializing in advanced data analysis.

Kelsey Poor

Kelsey Poor is an Educational Courseware Specialist for Hawkes Learning Systems, a software company and textbook publisher that specializes in Mathematics courseware and textbooks for college students. Kelsey is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science nad History of Art and Architecture. Kelsey works to educate instructors on the products and services that Hawkes offers, as well as provide support to clients both during and after the adoption process.

Maggie Rathouz 

Rheta Rubenstein, Maggie Rathouz, and Nesrin Cengiz-Phillips are colleagues at UM-Dearborn where they have been collaborating for many years on a curriculum (originally spearheaded by Judith Flowers) for mathematics content for elementary teachers.  Proportional reasoning has been an area of particular interest and concern.  Other areas of interest they share are conducting productive full class discussions and supporting preservice teachers in mathematical communication.

Jack Rotman      

Jack has been at Lansing CC since 1973, specializing in developmental mathematics and (recently) quantitative reasoning.  He has chaired the AMATYC Developmental Mathematics Committee twice for a total of 9 years; since 2009, he has led the New Life for Developmental Mathematics ProjectJack was involved with the development of both Beyond Crossroads standards documents.  From 2010 to 2012, Jack was one of the two AMATYC Liaisons to the Carnegie Pathways program, and was consulted about the Dana Center New Mathways Project.  Jack is currently involved with an NSF grant program to develop a Quantitative Literacy and Reasoning Assessment, led by Eric Gaze of Bowdain College.

Jim Roznowski                 

Jim Roznowski is Professor Emeritus at Delta College where he taught for 30 years. Jim is also the current President of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges.

Rheta Rubenstein 

Rheta Rubenstein, Maggie Rathouz, and Nesrin Cengiz-Phillips are colleagues at UM-Dearborn where they have been collaborating for many years on a curriculum (originally spearheaded by Judith Flowers) for mathematics content for elementary teachers.  Proportional reasoning has been an area of particular interest and concern.  Other areas of interest they share are conducting productive full class discussions and supporting preservice teachers in mathematical communication.

Marie St. James               

Marie St. James: Master’s of Education – Mathematics from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.  Bachelor’s of Science in Secondary Education – Mathematics major and science minor from Wayne State University.  Mathematics instructor at St. Clair County Community College (SC4) for 5years.  Taught at the high school level and community college adjunct faculty for 10 years, while working as an IT professional.  Currently teaching the Algebra sequence, PreAlgebra and Introductory Statistics at SC4.

Beryl Stemen     

My name is Beryl Stemen and I am an adjunct Math Instructor at Henry Ford Community College and Owens Community College.  I hold a BS degree in Math from North Carolina Wesleyan College and a MS degree in Engineering Science from the University of Toledo.  I am a member of AMATYC, OhioMATYC, NCTM, and MAA.  I have attended numerous conferences where I have presented on topics on using the TI calculators as well as topics in Algebra, Statistics, Calculus, Trigonometry, Geometry, and Developmental Math.  Some of the conferences for which I have presented were Hawaii International Conference in Math, Statistics, and Related Fields; Hawaii International Conference in Education; AMATYC in San Antonio, TX; T3 Conferences for Texas Instruments; and NWO Symposium Conferences in Toledo, OH.

Kristina Stephens

Kristina Stephens: Master in the Art of Teaching: Middle School Mathematics from Marygrove College, Detroit, MI. Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education: Mathematics major and Fine Arts minor from University of Michigan.  Mathematics adjunct instructor at St. Clair County Community College (SC4) since 2009. Works with the Port Huron Area School District since 2008.

Fred Thomas       

Dr. Thomas received a B.S. in Physics from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in Science Education from Indiana University. His experience includes teaching secondary school science and mathematics in Vermont, West Virginia and Ghana as well as post-secondary teaching of physics, astronomy, education and (occasionally) mathematics at Riverina CAE in Australia, Miami University in Ohio and (for 25 years) Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. He has been co-PI on 2 grants from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (NSF-ATE) program totaling $5.4 million. He is currently CEO of the non-profit organization, Learning with Math Machines, and PI of another NSF-ATE grant, “Math Machines and Algebraic Thinking.” His primary professional interest is in connecting classroom mathematics and science with careers in engineering, medicine and technology.

Alana Tuckey 

Alana Tuckey is Associate Professor of Statistics and Mathematics at Jackson Community College, and teaches all levels of mathematics and statistics there. She holds Masters degrees in both Applied Mathematics and Statistics, and has served on numerous committees at the college level -- most recently, on the college’s Curriculum Committee and “Achieving the Dream” committee. In addition, she has written multiple editions of an Excel-based statistics manual for Pearson Publishing.

Steven Tuckey                                 

 Steven Tuckey is the George and Barbara Raven Endowed Chair for Mathematics at Jackson Community College, and teaches statistics and mathematics courses there. He holds degrees in physics, mathematics and science ducation. He has worked in the fields of educational research and pre-/in-service teacher training in additionto science and mathematics teaching. He has presented and published research on various topics in disciplinary literacy, conceptual development, and web-based technology in teacher professional development.

Tim Vorce

Tim has spent almost 40 years in the Information Technology industry. He has been a tutor since 2006. In that capacity, he conducted a pilot of publisher web site in order to introduce it to the math faculty at Oakland Community College. In 2011 he earned an MA in Mathematics in order to teach at the community college level. He has taught several classes at OCC, at 2 campuses, and also at Schoolcraft College. In most of those classes, he was able to integrate the publishers website, which contains homework, quizzes and test into the course. Integration of IT experience and teaching experience has uniquely prepared him for the development of MathBooster.

Tim Vorce

Tim has spent almost 40 years in the Information Technology industry.  He has been a tutor since 2006.  In that capacity, he conducted a pilot of a publisher web site in order to introduce it to the math faculty at Oakland Community College.  In 2011 he earned an MA in Mathematics in order to teach at the community college level.  He has taught several classea at OCC, at 2 campuses, and also at Schoolcraft College.  In most of those classes, he was able to integrate the publishers website, which contains homework, quizzes and tests into the course.  Integration of IT experience and teaching experience has uniquely prepared him for the development of MathBooster.

Cindie Wade    

Cindie Wade has a Master’s of Curriculum and Teaching from Michigan State University,  Bachelor’s of Science in Secondary Education from Central Michigan University. Cindie has nine years experience  teaching in Jr. High and High School Math, 29 years teaching at St. Clair County Community College.  She has developed SC4’s Basic Math Course, MTH 050.  She is the Math Discipline Co-coordinator at SC4.                                     

Don White

Don has taught statistics at the University of California at Irvine, the State University of New York at Buffalo, and at The University of Toledo. His BS is in physics from UCLA and he has an MS and PhD in mathematics with emphasis in statistics from UC Irvine. He has focused his research on applied research, particularly in the areas of pharmacology, medicine, and education. Much of his teaching career has been at the graduate level, but he is currently devoting most of his energy to the undergraduate courses and programs in statistics at The University of Toledo.


 

 

 
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