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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

John Boncek

Associate Professor
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Contact Information

901 South Media Line Road
Media, PA 19063-1094
Room Number: 3409
Phone: (610) 359-5205

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I began my working life as a technical writer at IBM's programming laboratory in Poughkeepsie, New York. For most of the 1990s, I was a religious brother in the Congregation of Holy Cross, where my primary assignments were in hospital ministry and higher education. My most notable teaching positions were at St. Louis High School in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. After leaving Holy Cross, I worked as an adjunct, part-time, or non-tenure track faculty member at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Jacksonville University, and Texas Tech University. I earned a PhD at the University of Central Florida in 2003. From 2003-2014, I taught mathematics at Troy University's Montgomery, Alabama campus. The highlight of my time with Troy was a short-term posting at Saigon Technology University in Ho Chi Minh City. I joined the faculty at DCCC in 2014, and have been teaching algebra, pre-calculus (my favorite), and calculus classes ever since. In my free time, I have been studying Chinese. 我说一点儿中文但是我不会写汉字。 I have been to China four times, taking summer Mandarin courses in Dalian (twice), Guilin, and Harbin. I was named a 2019-2020 Fulbright Scholar, and taught mathematics at Mandalay Technology University in Mandalay, Myanmar from December 2019-March 2020.


  • BA (Mathematics) SUNY-Buffalo
  • JD (Law) Temple University School of Law
  • MS (Mathematics) Louisiana State University
  • PhD (Mathematics) University of Central Florida

Awards, Grants and other Scholarly Recognitions

    Scholarly Interests

    • Classical analysis, numerical analysis, scientific computation, mathematics education