Deon Garcia

Senior Lecturer, Math/Compt Sci
Math & Computer Science


P: 909.748.8629

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 and Computer Science, Appleton Hall #211

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 for Liberal Arts

  • Finite Mathematics

  • Explorations in Mathematics for Prospective Educators

  • Elementary Statistics and Probability

  • Integrated Calculus

  • Calculus I & II


  • 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

  • 2003-Present Lecturer, Dept of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Redlands

  • 2011-2012 Lesson Study Facilitator, Inland Counties Mathematics Project

  • 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


  • California State PTA Continuing Service Award 2018

  • University of Redlands Outstanding Teaching Award 2017

  • University of Redlands Outstanding Teaching Award 2008-2009

  • California State PTA Honorary Service Award 1999


  • 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, 2005-2018

Professional Affiliations

  • Mathematical Association of America

  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

  • California State PTA