Instructional Decision Making
Number Concepts and Operations in the Elementary and Middle School Mathematics
Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers
Math Content for Teachers I
Math Content for Teachers II
Exploratory Probability and Statistics
Areas of Expertise:
Data Driven Instructional Decision Making
I've been at National Louis University for more than 20 years. For part of that time I moved from teaching to administration and have served in various senior academic positions such as the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, Deputy Provost, and Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs as well as serving as the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. In 2009 I was selected as the Interim President of NLU.
Before and since serving as an academic administrator I have had the privilege of teaching in both the National College of Education in the Curriculum and Instruction and the Mathematics Education programs. I also taught for many years in the mathematics department of the College of Arts & Sciences.
Prior to my long service at NLU I was a teacher and curriculum specialist in the Chicago Public Schools for more than 15 years, and served as the director of computer based learning for Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation. For a few years I was the CEO of a small educational software publishing company.
I like to say I've seen all sides of the educational enterprise; from a student's perspective, a teacher's, a publisher's, and college instructor in a teacher preparation program.
Most of all, I enjoy working with students.
Ed.D. Educational Psychology: Psychometrics, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
M.S. Mathematics, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
B.A. Mathematics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Research and Interests:
Technology in Teaching/Learning Geometry
iPad in Elementary and Middle School Mathematics