Mathematics

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Degrees:
  • BA in Secondary Education Mathematics
  • MA in Secondary Education Mathematics

Courses Taught:
  • Intermediate Algebra (MAT 12x)
  • College Algebra (MAT 15x)
  • PreCalculus (MAT 187)

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Open Education Resources (O.E.R.)

Professional Activities:
  • PVCC Residential Faculty since 2013
  • PVCC Adjunct Faculty 2006-2013
  • High School Faculty 2003-2013
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Paul Cornell

Degrees:
  • BA in Mathematics/Secondary Ed, Arizona State University
  • MA in Mathematics/Secondary Ed, Arizona State University

Courses Taught:
  • Intermediate Algebra, MAT12x
  • Trigonometry, MAT182
  • Brief Calculus
  • Calculus

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Showing “real life” examples of mathematics, especially how Calculus can be used to help us understand and relate to the world around us.

Professional Activities:
  • PVCC Residential Faculty since 2001
  • Estrella Mountain Community College, 1999-2001
  • Paradise Valley High School Mathematics Teacher
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Tony Craig

Degrees:
  • BA Education, Arizona State University
  • MA Education, Ottawa University

Courses Taught:
  • Basic Arithmetic (MAT081)
  • Introductory Algebra (MAT091)
  • Intermediate Algebra (MAT121)
  • Precalculus (MAT187)
  • Calculus (MAT220)

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • All math from Developmental through Calculus interests me.

Professional Activities:
  • PVCC (residential faculty since 2005)
  • High School Math Teacher (starting in 1983)
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Kim Dean

Degrees:
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics, Northern Arizona University
  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership, Northern Arizona University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Mathematics Education, Saint Joseph's College

Courses Taught:
  • Basic Arithmetic (MAT082)
  • Introductory Algebra (MAT091/092)
  • Intermediate Algebra (MAT120/121)
  • College Mathematics (MAT142)
  • College Algebra (MAT150)

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Open Educational Resources
  • Developmental Mathematics
  • Integrating Technology into Teaching
  • Universal Design for Learning (Success by Design)

Professional Activities:
  • PVCC, Residential Faculty (since 2012)
  • GCC, Adjunct Faculty (2008-2012)
  • University of Phoenix, Faculty (2011-2012)
  • High School Mathematics Teacher (2001-2012)
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Degrees:
  • BS in Math Education
  • MEd in Educational Psychology

Courses Taught:
  • MAT 081
  • MAT 09x
  • MAT 142 Online

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • I am interested in helping students reach their educational goals. I have a special interest in working with students who may feel unprepared or underprepared for college coursework.

Professional Activities:

PVCC Residential Faculty since 2015

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Mike Hamm

Degrees:
  • B.A Mathematics
  • M.A. Mathematics
  • Ph.D. College Teaching, Mathematics

Courses Taught:
  • MAT 081
  • MAT 092
  • MAT 120
  • MAT 206
  • MAT 230
  • MAT 241

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • I enjoy teaching both lower-level and upper-level math classes.

Professional Activities:
  • I've been a full-time math faculty at PVCC since 2008. From 2012 - 2019, I was the Math Division Chair.
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Degrees:
  • M.Ed, Secondary Mathematics Education, Northern Arizona University
  • BAE, Secondary Mathematics Education, Arizona State University

Courses Taught:
  • Introductory Algebra (MAT09X)
  • Intermediate Algebra (MAT12X)
  • College Algebra (MAT15X)
  • PreCalculus (MAT187)
  • Calculus I (MAT220)
  • Calculus II (MAT230)
  • Calculus III (MAT241)
  • Linear Algebra (MAT225)
  • Brief Calculus (MAT212/213)
  • History & Philosophy of Math (MAT411)

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Number Theory, Integrating Technology into Teaching, Perception versus Reality, Test Anxiety, Objective Based Assessments, Emotional Intelligence

Professional Activities:
  • PVCC, Residential Faculty
  • ASU West, Faculty
  • University of Phoenix, Faculty
  • Shadow Mountain High School, Faculty
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Degrees:
  • BS in Math
  • MBA
  • MSW

Courses Taught:
  • MAT140
  • MAT091
  • MAT120

Teaching/Research Interests:

I like working with students who struggle to learn math.


Professional Activities:

PVCC faculty since 2002.

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Degrees:
  • 2008-2011 Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University
    Tempe, AZ
    Ed.D. Education, Leadership and Innovation
    Dissertation Title: Learning College Algebra by Creating Student Experts
    Dissertation Committee: Dr. Ray E. Buss (Advisor), Dr. Ron Zambo, Dr. Phyllis J. Shaw
  • 1992-1995
    Northern Arizona University
    Flagstaff, AZ
    M.A. Education
  • 1973-1975
    State University College at Geneseo
    Geneseo, NY
    B.A. Education
  • 1971-1973
    SUNY at Alfred
    Alfred, NY
    A.A.

Courses Taught:

Mat 081, Mat 092, Mat 120, Mat 142, Mat 151, Mat 182, Mat 187, Mat 220


Teaching/Research Interests:

I, like most instructors, believe that students should take responsibility for their own learning. Having said that, I want to assure you, that my goal is to be available as much as possible to help you achieve "your" goal. I believe that students learn best by teaching others, and by practicing.

As Einstein said, and I paraphrase: " I am not smarter than others, I just work longer on a problem." Students tend to give up too soon, or don't spend enough time learning. It's not enough to be able to plug in numbers and get an answer. The most important thing you can accomplish is to understand a problem and be able to problem solve to arrive at an answer. Employers are looking to hire problem solvers, and I will do my best to help you to become one.


Professional Activities:
  • PVCC Residential Faculty since August of 1998
  • Phi Theta Kappa Advisor since August of 2000
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Marissa Wolfe

Degrees:
  • Associate of Arts, Ozarks Technical Community College
  • Bachelor of Science in Education, Secondary Mathematics Emphasis, Missouri State University
  • Master of Science in Education, Secondary Mathematics Emphasis, Missouri State University

Courses Taught:
  • MAT122 - Intermediate Algebra
  • MAT 187 - Precalculus

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Math Study and Success Skills
  • Math Test Preparation Skills
  • First-Generation College Student

Professional Activities:
  • National Science Foundation Teaching Undergraduate Fellowship
  • National Science Foundation Teaching Graduate Fellowship
  • Arizona Science Foundation Aerospace Engineering Internship
  • Freelance Textbook Proofing & Reviewing for Pearson
  • Missouri Community College Association Faculty Innovation Award
  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholar of the Year
  • Phi Theta Kappa Mentor Honoree
  • Conference Presenter and Keynote Speaker
  • National Public Radio Guest, Morning Edition program
  • First-Generation College Students at Ozarks Technical Community College - Group Founder
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Ms. Sonya Woodard

Degrees:
  • B.S., Mathematics, University of Miami (Florida)
  • M.S., Mathematics Education, Syracuse University

Courses Taught:
  • MAT120 Intermediate Algebra
  • MAT121 Intermediate Algebra
  • MAT122 Intermediate Algebra

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Interested changing students perception of mathematics.

Professional Activities:

PVCC Mathematics Faculty since 1989

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Degrees:
  • BA Math, Indiana University
  • MS Financial Engineering, University of Michigan
  • MA Applied Economics, University of Michigan
  • CFA

Courses Taught:
  • MAT 081, 091, 121, 141, 151, 182, 187, 212, 217

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Finance, economics, applications of mathematics, math as a language

Professional Activities:
  • PVCC (adjunct since 2014)
  • Financial writer on SeekingAlpha.com ("TheBalanceOfTrade")
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Degrees:
  • Bachelor of Science, Mathematics & Business
  • Bachelor of Science, Mathematics Education
  • Masters of Science, Curriculum & Instruction

Courses Taught:
  • MAT 081, 091, 151

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Enjoy working with students for which math does not come easy
  • Teaching Interest/Philosophy: Teaching is more about connections vs content. I like to state that I do not teach math, but rather I teach young adults

Professional Activities:
  • Employed at PVCC since 8/16
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Degrees:
  • BS. Engineering 1974 San Diego State University
  • MS Systems Engineering 2009 Missouri University of Science & Technology

Courses Taught:
  • MAT081 Basic Arithmetic
  • MAT082 Basic Arithmetic
  • MAT092 Introductory Algebra
  • MAT102 Mathematical Concepts/Applications
  • MAT112 Mathematical Concepts/Applications

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Developmental Mathematics

Professional Activities:
  • 1974-1979 Mechanical Engineer, General Dynamics
  • 1979-1984 U.S. Marine Corps. Artillery Officer
  • 1984-2013 Mechanical Engineer at various companies, including Boeing. Production Support and Design Engineering for Defense, Chemical Processing, Agriculture and Consumer Products Industries.
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania as a Professional Engineer.

Degrees:
  • B.S. Mathematics Education, Biology minor
  • M.S. Mathematics

Courses Taught:
  • MAT108
  • MAT151
  • MA187

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Helping students understand Math.

Professional Activities:
  • Adjunct Faculty Association
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Degrees:
  • AA, Palo Verde Community College
  • BS, University of Arizona
  • MA, Northern Arizona University

Courses Taught:
  • College Mathematics (MAT141)

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • I enjoy adapting the curriculum that I teach to all levels of student ability. I have adapted MAT141 for blind students.

Professional Activities:
  • PVCC (Adjunct Faculty since 2011)
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Degrees:
  • BAE, Secondary Math Education, Arizona State University
  • M Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Arizona State University

Courses Taught:
  • Basic Arithmetic (MAT081/082)
  • Introductory Algebra (MAT092)
  • Tutored Math (MAT108)
  • Intermediate Algebra (MAT121/122)
  • College Mathematics (MAT142)
  • College Algebra (MAT151)
  • Investigating Quantity: Number, Operations and Numeration Systems (MAT256)

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • I love teaching math at all levels.

Professional Activities:
  • PVCC Math Adjunct since 2007

Degrees:
  • MASTER OF ARTS, MATHEMATICS EDUCATION, Western Governors University, Arizona
  • POST BACCALAUREATE TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAM, Kennesaw State University, Georgia
  • BACHELOR OF ARTS, ARCHITECTURE, Silva e Souza School of Architecture and City Planning, Brazil

Courses Taught:
  • MAT08x
  • MAT09x
  • MAT14x
  • MAT15x
  • MAT18x

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Teaching Mathematics and Online Instruction

Professional Activities:
  • PVCC adjunct since 2017
  • Secondary Mathematics Instructor since 2000 at Foothills Academy College Preparatory - currently teaching PVCC Dual Enrollment courses.

Degrees:
  • Masters of Arts in Applied Mathematics (Arizona State University)
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (Arizona State University)

Courses Taught:
  • MAT 092 - MAT 262 (Intermediate Algebra to Calculus I, II, III & Differential Equations)

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Enjoy working with all students at all levels.

Professional Activities:
  • PVCC: tutor since 1997
  • PVCC: adjunct instructor since 2004
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Degrees:
  • MA, Educational Leadership, Northern Arizona University
  • BA, Mathematics, Ottawa University

Courses Taught:
  • MAT12x, MAT151

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Helping students overcome the fear of mathematics and discover their hidden mathematical abilities.

Professional Activities:
  • PVCC adjunct faculty since 2009

Degrees:
  • M.ED. University of North Dakota

Courses Taught:
  • MAT092

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • MATH 092

Professional Activities:
  • PVCC (Adjunct Faculty since 1989)
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Degrees:
  • Ph.D

Courses Taught:
  • MAT 082 Basic College Mathematics
  • MAT 092 Elementary and Intermediate Algebra
  • MAT 151 College Algebra
  • MAT 187 Pre-Calculus
  • MAT 212 Brief Calculus
  • MAT 221 and MAT 231 Calculus

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • I enjoy teaching all levels math classes

Professional Activities:
  • I am an Adjunct Faculty at PVCC since 2015
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Ronald Strong

Degrees:
  • BS - Environmental Resource Management
  • EdM - Mathematics Higher Education
  • MBA - Finance/Economics

Courses Taught:
  • College Algebra (MAT 150)
  • Brief Calculus (MAT 213)
  • Mathematical Analysis for Business (MAT 218)
  • Linear Algebra (MAT 225)

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • I am very interested in the application of mathematics to the fields of finance and economics.

Professional Activities:
  • I have been actively involved in the aviation industry as a pilot as well as various management positions for over 25 years. I have flown thousands of flights throughout the Southwestern United States, including flights over the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley and Lake Powell. I have also enjoyed working as an Alaskan Bush Pilot flying DeHavilland Beaver floatplanes throughout Southeastern Alaska, and as a medical air ambulance pilot flying a Learjet 35 throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada.
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Degrees:
  • BA Chemistry/Biology from the University of New Mexico
  • MA Secondary Mathematics Education from Northern Arizona University
  • Ph.D. Education with focus on Assessment, Evaluation, and Accountability in Educational Institutions from Walden University

Courses Taught:
  • Basic Arithmetic (MAT08X)
  • Intermediate Algebra (MAT12X)
  • Mathematics for Teachers (MAT256/257)

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Reading's Influence on Student Success in Mathematics, Specifically Developmental Mathematics Students
  • Institutional Decision Making's Influence on Faculty, Staff, and Student Success

Professional Activities:
  • PVCC (2000 to present)
  • U of Phoenix (2000 - 2005)
  • ASU-West (2004-2006)
  • Prescott College (2000-2002)
  • PVUSD (1988 - 2010)

Degrees:
  • MA Instructional and Curriculum Design, U. of Phoenix
  • BS Mathematics, Grand Canyon University

Courses Taught:
  • MAT 14X, MAT 15X, MAT182

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Mathematics Education

Professional Activities:
  • PVCC adjunct faculty since 2009.
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Degrees:
  • Undergraduate: Electronics Engineering
  • Graduate: MBA in Finance

Courses Taught:
  • MAT09x, MAT12x, MAT14x
  • Secondary: Algebra 1-2, Algebra 3-4, Geometry, Physics

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Mathematics

Professional Activities:
  • Adjunct faculty since 2015.