Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics
901 South Media Line Road
Media, PA 19063-1094
Room Number: 2414
Phone: (610) 359-5207
I have been married for 45 years. My wife was a High School A.P. Calculus teacher. We have 2 daughters. Every day I will give you 100% of myself to inspire you and get you to master Math. I hope you will see how beautiful, important, and exciting Math is. I will present material in a variety of ways to appeal to all of your senses and learning styles. If you ever need someone to talk to, I'll be here to listen. Remember that learning is a two-way street. That is, no matter how hard I try to teach, it's useless unless you are in class ready TO LEARN, and to DO THE WORK. I hope we can have an exciting semester together.
- Ed.D. Mathematics Curriculum & Instruction/Educational Psychology
- B.A. and M.S. in Mathematics
- Oliver Byrne: Matisse of Mathematics
- A Letter of James Joseph Sylvester to Leopold Kronecker
- James A. Garfield's Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem
- Augustus De Morgan: the BEST Math Teacher of the 19th Century
Awards, Grants and other Scholarly Recognitions
46 years of teaching from Elementary through University; BA in Mathematics, California State University 1969; MS in Mathematics, California State University 1971; Ed.D. in Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction, University of Southern California 1979; California Community College Credential in Mathematics and Computer Science; California Secondary Credential in Mathematics and Spanish; 71 published scholarly articles; 3 published books; Over 80 lectures across the country; most recently at a national conference in Philadelphia 2012, and lectures at DCCC and HACC the past 5 years. Honors include:Marshall McLuhan Teacher of the Year; Burbank Teacher of the Year; Tandy Technology Scholar; NASA Educators Award; Glendale College Distinguished Professor of the Year; Los Angeles County Teaching Commendation; Glendale Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year; California Community College Professor of the Year (Hayward Award) 2010; 3 National Science Foundation Grants.
Theoretical Approach, Experience, and Temperament
While I am very technologically literate, and use technology to enhance my instruction, I still believe that "old fashioned teaching" with lecture and discussion are the BEST way to learn. I provide structured note taking guides, Powerpoint Presentations, Applets, a personal web site, and links to supplementary materials; these are all found on WebStudy. I am passionate about teaching!
- Mathematics History
- Mathematical Magic
- Antiquarian books
- The Use of Technology in Teaching
- The Psychology of Learning
- I love teaching Mathematics, and want students to succeed. I'm excited about showing students how important and interesting Mathematics is.