Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

John Boncek


Assistant Professor
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Contact Information

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901 South Media Line Road
Media, PA 19063-1094
610.359.5000
Room Number: 3409
Phone: (610) 359-5205

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I began my working life as a technical writer in IBM's programming laboratory in Poughkeepsie, New York. A few jobs later, while working at Cornell University's supercomputer center, a chance conversation with a researcher from LSU ended up with my receiving a fellowship to study mathematics in Baton Rouge. While in Baton Rouge, I entered the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1990. I spent a few years in San Antonio, a year in Austin, Texas teaching mathematics at St. Edward's University, and my final year teaching high school in Lake Charles, Louisiana. 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 my Ph.D at the University of Central Florida in 2003. I spent the next eleven years teaching mathematics at Troy University's downtown Montgomery, Alabama campus. The big 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), business calculus, 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 spent two summers as a student at the Dalian University of Foreign Languages and one summer at the Chinese Language Institute in Guilin.

Degrees

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

Scholarly Interests

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