Dana Center Role
Joan develops curricula for the Dana Center Mathematics Pathways (formerly the New Mathways Project), an initiative to modernize entry-level college mathematics programs through working with states and colleges. She develops and facilitates online professional training sessions. Joan represents the DCMP at workshops and conferences.
Before Joining the Dana Center
Joan taught at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington, serving as an adjunct instructor, tenure-track instructor, and professor. During her time at Clark, she taught a range of precollege math courses, College Algebra, College Trigonometry, Math in Society (quantitative reasoning), Finite Math, and Calculus I, II, and III. Joan created and taught several workshops and a 10-week professional development course in how to incorporate active learning in community college classes, served on several campus-wide committees, and acted as department scheduler.
M.A., Mathematics, Indiana University, Bloomington
B.A., Mathematics, Humboldt State University
Are we compromising higher ed values?. Presented at Clark College’s Focus on Learning: Guided Pathways meeting, Vancouver, WA (March 2017).
Active learning tools that you can use on Monday. Presented at the National Association for Developmental Education annual conference, Anaheim, CA (March 2016).
Teaching and research at the community college. Presented at the University of Portland’s Mathematics Colloquium, Portland, OR (November 2015).
Guided inquiry in mathematics. Presented at the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) 40th annual conference, Nashville, TN (November 2014).
Inverting the classroom on a tight budget. Presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings of the Mathematical Association of America and American Mathematical Society, Baltimore, MD (January 2014).