MEET THE PARTNERS
Dr. Victor Donnay, Founding Director, is the William R. Kenan Jr. Chair in Mathematics and an affiliate faculty in the Bi-Co Environmental Studies Program at Bryn Mawr/Haverford Colleges and Principal Investigator of the NSF funded Philadelphia Regional Noyce Partnership.
I have been involved in a number of NSF funded projects to improve math and science education as well as teaching a course called Changing Pedagogies in Math and Science Education. Together with my students, I have worked to develop ways to bring mathematics to a wider audience in interesting and understandable ways. In my teaching, I have been working at making connections between mathematics and issues of Civic Engagement as I describe in the article Differential Equations and Civic Engagement. My differential equations (see Ordinary Differential Equations in Real World Situations) was selected as a 2008 SENCER Model Course.
Since 2010 I have taught a math seminar on Math Modeling and Sustainability in which students do service learning projects in which they used mathematics to analyze problems of sustainability on campus and in the community.
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Dr. Tanya Berezovski, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Programs in Mathematics Education at Saint Joseph’s University and Executive Team member, has been a partner in PRNP since 2015. She is the Principal Investigator on the NSF funded, 5 year collaborative, PRNP-Scholarship grant and participates in both the Research and the Professional Development subgroups.
Dr. Susan Varnum, Professor, Associate Dean for Science Education, Analytical/Physical Education at Temple University, has been a partner of PRNP since 2014. Temple has had representatives from the TU Teach program since its founding in 2010. Dr. Varnum supports PRNP generously by sponsoring professional development events. She is a Co-Principal Investigator on the collaborative PRNP-Scholarship grant.
Sandra Spicer Sharp, Assistant Professor, Education at Community College of Philadelphia, is a new member of the Leadership Team and Senior Personnel on the PRNP-Scholarship grant.
Dr. Greer Richardson, Associate Director, is an associate professor in the Department of Education, the Director of Graduate Programs in Education at La Salle University and a Co-Principal Investigator of the NSF funded Philadelphia Regional Noyce Partnership.
I have been a faculty member in the Department since 1999. It goes without saying that I have a passion for teaching and learning. I have been fortunate over the years to share this passion with my students. My research projects include: technological pedagogical content knowledge development, self-efficacy and its impacts on student achievement and teacher preparation, and oral histories of African American female athletes from the city of Philadelphia.
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Dr. Augusto Macalalag, Assistant Professor, School of Education, Arcadia University, has been a partner in PRNP since 2015. He is Co-Principal Investigator on the collaborative PRNP-Scholarship grant. Dr. Macalalag shares his expertise as part of the Research and Professional Development Subgroups.
Dr. Herb Green, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the TU Teach program represents Temple University on the Leadership Team and participates in the Professional Development subgroup.
Dr. Paul Morgan is the director of undergraduate and graduate certificate programs in education for sustainability at West Chester University and has been the University’s Sustainability Coordinator since 2011-2012. As a new member of the Philadelphia Regional Noyce Partnership, Dr. Morgan is Co-PI on PRNP’s Education for Sustainability-Philly Teacher Leadership project funded by NSF in support of the School District of Philadelphia’s GreenFutures sustainability plan.
In addition, to the above faculty from area universities, PRNP is grateful for the following institutional representatives who sit on our Leadership Team and share their expertise on various subgroups:
- Dr. Lisa Marcos-Bujosa – Assistant Professor of Education at Villanova University
- Dr. Stacy Olitsky – Associate Professor of Teacher Education at Saint Joseph’s University
- Dr. Amy Scanlon – Director of Temple Teacher Residency at Temple University
- Dr. Patrick Sexton –Executive Director, Teacher Education Programs at the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania
- Dr. Sheila Vaidya – Professor of Education at Drexel University