Academics

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 Campus Ext. 8629

E-mail: deon_garcia@redlands.edu

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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

  • Math 121 Calculus I
  • Math 118/119 Integrated Calculus
  • Math 101 Finite Mathematics
  • Math 100 Math for Liberal ArtsĀ 
  • Math 103/104/102 Mathematics for Educators

Education

  • Coursework toward a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction
    University of California, Riverside 1989-1991
  • Master of Science in Applied Mathematics
    University of California, Riverside 1987
  • Bachelor of Science in Pure Mathematics
    University of California, Riverside 1985

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

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