# Deon Garcia

### Senior Lecturer, Math/Compt Sci

**Degrees:** Coursework toward a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction, University of California, Riverside, 1989-1991; M.S., Applied Mathematics, University of California, Riverside, 1987; B.S., Pure Mathematics, University of California, Riverside, 1985

**Office:** Math & Computer Science, Appleton Hall #211

**Phone:** 909/748-8629

**E-mail:** deon_garcia@redlands.edu

## Areas of Expertise

- Mathematical education of prospective teachers.
- Building mathematical foundations for Calculus students.

## Professional Background Highlights

- Participant in two week-long conferences focusing on Preparing Mathematician to Educate Teachers (PMET), SUNY, Oswego, NY, 2005, 2006
- Involved in a consortium, funded by an NSF grant, we piloted the Mathematics Preparation Initiative Program to improve the mathematical understanding of middle school math teachers.

## Courses Offered at Redlands

Calculus I (Math 121), Integrated Calculus (Math 118/119), Finite Mathematics (Math 101), Math for Liberal Arts (Math 100) and Mathematics for Educators (Math 103/104/102)

## Previous Teaching Experience

- 1988-1996 Tenured Instructor of Mathematics Victor Valley College
- 1999 Instructor of Mathematics and Mathematics Education, Mathematics Preparation Initiative, CSUSB

## Professional Experience

- Instructional Skills Workshop Facilitator, Victor Valley College
- GATE instructor for afterschool program, Redlands Unified School District

## Awards

- University of Redlands Outstanding Teaching Award 2008-2009
- California State PTA Honorary Service Award 1999

## Presentations

- Developing Problem Solving Skills of Prospective Elementary Teachers, Mathematical Association of America PMET Conference, SUNY, Oswego, NY, 2005
- Mathematical Puzzles and Games, American Association of University Women (AAUW) 8th Grade Girls in Mathematics and Science Day, University of Redlands, 2005, 2006, 2009

## Professional Affiliations

- Mathematical Association of America
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
- California State PTA