MEET THE PARTNERS
Victor Donnay is the William R. Kenan Jr. Chair in Mathematics and the Director of the Environmental Studies Program at Bryn Mawr College 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 seleced as a 2008 SENCER Model Course.
In spring 2010, I taught a math seminar on Math Modeling and Sustainability in which students did service learning projects in which they used mathematics to analysize problems on sustainability on campus and in the community.
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Sheila R. Vaidya, Ph.D. is a Professor of Educational Psychology in the School of Education at Drexel University. She is a PI of the NSF funded Robert Noyce Program at Drexel University and a Co-PI of the Philadelphia Regional Noyce Program (PRNP). A strong advocate for educational excellence at all levels, she has been a leader in preparing STEM teachers for high needs schools. Her professional interests focus on the psychology of learning, research methods and teacher education. Her current projects include the organization of a program for STEM teachers in collaboration with the Museum of Natural History in New York and the development of a Teacher Research course at Drexel University.. In addition, she serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Action in Teacher Education and is a actively engaged member of the American Educational Research Association.
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Greer Richardson is an associate professor in the Department of Education, the Director of Graduate Programs in Education at LaSalle 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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