Rabab Abi-Hanna has been teaching at Montclair State University as an Adjunct Professor for eight years. The last three years she worked with elementary school teachers and administrators in the capacity of a math consultant/coach. She has a Bachelor’s in Mathematics, a Master’s in Science with a concentration in Mathematics Education, and has fulfilled the doctoral course requirements; she is currently working on the comprehensive literature review. Her interests include the influence of technology on elementary students’ learning and teachers’ classroom practices.
Suzanne Cariddi began teaching math in 2002 at Park Academy (River Edge, NJ) in grades 2 - 8. In September 2005, she moved her teaching career to Tenafly Middle School where she continues to teach math in grades 6th, 7th, and 8th. One of Suzanne’s strongest beliefs is that every student can achieve success in math can achieve success in math class. Her teaching philosophy is best reflected in the quote, “A good teacher has been defined as one who makes himself progressively unnecessary,” Thomas J. Carruthers. Suzanne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Pure Mathematics from William Paterson University, a Master of Arts degree in Educational Technology from New Jersey City University, and she is presently working on her Doctorate in Mathematics Teaching at Montclair State University. Suzanne has recently completed her first year as a part-time student in MSU’s doctorate program. She enjoyed it so much that she has doubled her semester class load from 1 class per semester to 2 classes per semester.
Kristen Casale is a Mathematics teacher, currently now in her 9th year at Passaic Valley High School in Little Falls, NJ. Her degrees include a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and a Master of Education in Teaching Children Mathematics, both from William Paterson University (2004, 2007). She also received a Master of Arts in Administration and Supervision from Montclair State University (2008). She earned her Elementary, Supervisor, and Principal certifications, and has passed the School Superintendent Assessment. Kristen was an adjunct professor at Montclair State University (2008), where she taught Developmental Mathematics. After school, Kristen dedicates her time as a tutor and home instructor, sharpening young minds.
Mary L. Dalton
Mary L. Dalton (Mary Lu) earned her BA and MA in Mathematics at Georgian Court University. Following in her father’s footsteps, she is the only one of eight siblings to pursue a career in mathematics education. Marylu has over 28 years of experience teaching mathematics at the high school and college levels. Always looking to further her education and expand her horizons, she has attended summer classes and institutes at Rutgers, Princeton, and Kean Universities. She and her husband live in Brick, N.J.
Jacqueline Dauplaise is a mathematics teacher at Wayne Hills High School in Wayne, N.J. She hasbeen teaching Algebra I and II for the past 5 years, prior to that she taught 7th grade at Schuyler Colfax Middle School, also in Wayne. Her degrees Include a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics, a Masters in Education Concentration in Mathematics, and a Masters in the Art of Teaching. She is excited to say she has completed half of her doctoral course requirements.
Peggy Flood has a BA in Mathematics from Assumption College and a MA in Mathematics from Montclair St. University. She was employed by AT&T and Bell Laboratories for 12 years and has been teaching Mathematics at Norwalk Community College in CT for the past 11 years. Peggy is a marathon runner and mother of 5 children.
Lance Hemlow has been teaching at Raritan Valley Community College, Somerville, NJ, since 1993, where he is a tenured, assistant professor. He teaches all courses from developmental through Calculus and Statistics. He also teaches online for many of the courses. Lance has a BA in pure math from SUNY Albany and 3 masters degrees: One in pure math (MA) from Western Connecticut State University; one in Mathematics Education (EdM) from Rutgers; and one (EdS) is a Specialist in Education, also from Rutgers. He has taught for the Summer Institute for Gifted Children at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, and also has taught in a men's, women's and youthful offenders, prison. He has published a few articles in the College Mathematics Journal and The Journal for Two Year Colleges. He has a private tutoring business, as well. His interests include volunteer work, playing guitar, chess and going to NYC. He is a new student in the EdD program and is very happy to be a part of it.
Hello - my name is Glenn Kliemisch and I am a first year doctoral student enrolled in the Mathematics Education Ed.D. program. I am currently a graduate assistant, and am working on a variety of projects – mainly researching results for an online versus a live course with Dr. Fernandez, and an Algebra Professional Project with Dr. Fuller. I earned my BA at The College of New Jersey with a degree in secondary education in mathematics. When I'm not so busy being a student/graduate assistant, I enjoy golfing, playing music and traveling. I am looking forward to what the future years bring, and although I am young, I am truly excited about the opportunity here at Montclair State.
B.S., M.S. Mathematics, Mathematics Education Concentration (Montclair State University) Ed.D. in Mathematics Education - completed 40 credits. Professional experience: Mathematics instructor (2001-present), Grant coordinator - GK-12 Fellows in the Middle Program (2007 to present), Math facilitator - Improving Teacher Quality Program (2007-2008), “Integrated Geometry” instructor - Traders to Teachers Program, (2008-2009) Math consulting – Liberty Science Center (2011), Weston Scholars Program, Goals 2000 Project Research interests: Interdisciplinary teaching - math and science connections, Curriculum development, Fractals in the classroom.
I received a Bachelors of Science in Education from Seton Hall University in 1993 with a double major in Mathematics and Secondary Education. I completed my Masters of Science degree at Montclair State in 2000 with a Mathematics major and a concentration in Mathematics Education. I just began my 19th academic year as a teacher. My full time experience has been as a teacher of high school Mathematics and Computer Science. Most of this time has been spent at Westfield Senior High School in Westfield, NJ. I have also served as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University and at Monclair State. In 2005, I received the PTSO Teacher of the Year Award and I was chosen by ETS as a reader for the AP Computer Science exam for a period of five yearsm starting in 2002.
Sara Mastellone has a BA in Psychology, Rutgers University, an MA in Mathematics Education, Teachers College - Columbia High School math teacher from 1974 through 2007 Mathematics Specialist for America's Choice 2007-2009 Assistant Professor, Developmental Mathematics, Bergen County Community College, 2009 - present
Jason McManus from Asbury Park, NJ earned his B.A. in Mathematics at TESC. His favorite subjects of mathematics are geometry and number theory. Aside from mathematics he is interested in languages, international travel, avant garde music, and philosophy.
Khalid Mujib is a Mathematics Teacher at Admiral William F. Halsey Jr. Leadership Academy in Elizabeth. He is graduated from NJ EXCEL in 2009, earned his Supervision, Principal, and School Administrator Certifications. His degrees include B.S (Mathematics), M.S (Statistics), M.A (Mathematics Education), and Ed.D (Education Administration). He taught Statistics and Mathematics courses at New Jersey City University, Felician College Lodi, and Hudson Community College Jersey City. He was teacher of the year in 2007 and achieved Governor Teacher Recognition Award. His research interest is to compare American Public High Schools with Asian Public High Schools Mathematics Standards of Education and Best Practice.
Douglas Platt, earned a BS in Physics (Teaching) from The College of New Jersey (2000) and a MS in Math from Montclair State University (2010). He is currently a Doctoral Research Fellow through the Mathematics Department at Montclair State University. After teaching high school science for three years, he taught at the college level for ten years, teaching mathematics, physics and education classes.
Mark Russo is a mathematics teacher at Verona High School in Verona, NJ, as well as a member of the 2011 Master Teacher cohort with Math for America. Mark received a BA in Mathematics from Boston College, an MA in Secondary Mathematics Education from New York University, and an MA in Global Development and Social Justice from St. John’s University. He is currently in his first year of doctoral studies at Montclair State University.
I teach college math at Bergen Community College. I have a bachelors in Economics from Michigan State and a masters in Mathematics Education from NYU. I have taught 9-12 and was a Director of Compliance at an investment bank for 22 years.
Rupinder Kaur Sidhu
My name is Rupinder Kaur Sidhu. I am from India. I have done a Bachelor’s in Science, Bachelor’s in Education and Master’s in Mathematics from Punjabi University, India. After my education, I worked as a Mathematics teacher in a secondary school as well as in a government middle school for three years before coming to the U.S.
Currently teaching his third year at Passaic High School, Jason Tyler received his Bachelor's of Arts in Mathematics f from Rutgers University and is currently in his first year of doctoral studies at Montclair. During his undergraduate time at Rutgers, he acted as Assistant Director to the New Jersey City University Proyecto Science Program and assisted with Passaic City's Gear Up Tutoring Program. Aside from Mathematics Education, he enjoys playing guitar and spending time with his 3 year old son Jacob and his 1 year old daughter Zoey.
After graduating from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Mathematics in 1999 and a M.Ed. in Mathematics Education in 2000, I became a member of the faculty at Hackensack High School, Hackensack, NJ. Education has always been important to me so I enrolled in Montclair State University’s Ed.D. program in 2005. Through my coursework, I gained more confidence to share what I learned with fellow teachers through various leadership workshops. I enjoy this new aspect of my career as a teacher-leader and plan to continue to share my research. Due to medical reasons, I was forced to leave the doctoral program to focus on my rehabilitation. Since I have rejoined the program, my dissertation focus is evolving. I have always been interested in seeing how graphing technology aids in mathematics classroom, but now I am more interested in putting different curricula to the test to see how effective they are. Though my dissertation focus is still not set, I also find it fascinating how different parts of the country set the mathematics high school curriculum. For example, how is Algebra 2 in a typical high school in New Jersey compare to Algebra 2 in a typical high school in Florida? Once I complete my degree, I would like to teach at a community college or university level as well as continue to present my research at leadership conferences.
I earned an MS in Applied Mathematics from NJIT in 2010. I presently am an adjunct in mathematics at Bloomfield College. I also tutor for standardized tests. I enjoy skiing.