Deon Garcia

Senior Lecturer
Mathematics and Computer Science

Education

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

Contact

Appleton Hall
211
P: 909.748.8629
E: deon_garcia@redlands.edu

Background

My teaching interests lie in building mathematical foundations for calculus students and introducing students to mathematical topics for the liberal arts (voting theory, apportionment, etc.). I am also interested in the mathematical education of current and prospective teachers.  

In 2005, 2006, I was a participant in two week-long conferences focusing on Preparing Mathematician to Educate Teachers (PMET) at SUNY in Oswego, NY.

I was also involved in a consortium, funded by an NSF grant, in which we piloted the Mathematics Preparation Initiative Program to improve the mathematical understanding of middle school math teachers.

Courses Taught

MATH 100  Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

MATH 101  Finite Mathematics

MATH 102  Explorations in Mathematics for Prospective Educators

MATH 111  Elementary Statistics and Probability 

MATH 118/119  Integrated Calculus

MATH 121  Calculus I

MATH 122  Calculus II

Experience

PREVIOUS TEACHING EXPERIENCE

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

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

1999, Instructor of Mathematics and Mathematics Education, Mathematics Preparation Initiative, CSUSB

1988-1996, Tenured Instructor of Mathematics Victor Valley College

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Instructional Skills Workshop Facilitator, Victor Valley College

GATE instructor for afterschool program, Redlands Unified School District

Awards, Honors, Grants

California State PTA Continuing Service Award 2018

University of Redlands Outstanding Teaching Award 2017

University of Redlands Outstanding Teaching Award 2009

California State PTA Honorary Service Award 1999

Invited Presentations

Mathematical Puzzles and Games, American Association of University Women (AAUW) STEM Conference for 8th Grade Girls, University of Redlands & Mt. San Jacinto College, 2005-2018

Developing Problem Solving Skills of Prospective Elementary Teachers, Mathematical Association of America PMET Conference, SUNY, Oswego, NY, 2005

Affiliations

Mathematical Association of America

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

California State PTA