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Jeffrey Andrews
Instructor, Mathematics
T326-7-8
847/543-2497
jandrews@clcillinois.edu


Teaching full time at CLC since: 2006; also taught part time at Parkland College and served as a graduate assistant at Eastern Illinois University.

Subjects taught at CLC: Algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, discrete mathematics and general education mathematics.

Education: B.A., Augustana College; M.A., Eastern Illinois University; M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Main goal in teaching: My main goal is to help students gain a deep understanding of the underlying concepts we are learning and move beyond the memorization of formulas. I also hope my students know that I care about them and their success, both inside and outside of the classroom.


Mark Beintema
Instructor, Mathematics
T326-7-8
847/543-2913
eng497@clcillinois.edu


Teaching full time at CLC since: 2004; previously taught at the Keller Graduate School of Management, the University of Wisconsin, Lawrence University and Southern Illinois University.

Education: B.S., University of Wyoming; M.S., University of Wyoming; Ph.D., University of South Carolina.


Kimberly Boyke
Instructor, Mathematics
L135
847/543-2924
kboyke@clcillinois.edu


Teaching full time at CLC since: 1996; also taught as a teaching assistant at Kansas State University; authored a geometry textbook and an open-source mathematics course for heating, ventilating and air conditioning students.

Education: A.A., University of Maryland; B.S., University of Maryland; B.S., Kansas State University; M.S., Kansas State University.

Main goal in teaching: To reduce the number of people who say “I’m not good at math.”


Donna Carlson
Instructor, Mathematics
T326-7-8
847/543-2900
eng509@clcillinois.edu


Teaching full time at CLC since: 1989; previously taught at two Illinois high schools; received the 2011-12 Teaching Excellence Award from the Austin, Tex.-based National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development; current board member of the Illinois Mathematics Association of Community Colleges.

Subjects taught at CLC: Elementary mathematical concepts, algebra, geometry, mathematics for elementary teaching, trigonometry, finite mathematics, pre-calculus, statistics, calculus and analytic geometry.

Education: B.S. and M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Main goal in teaching: To change students’ perceptions that mathematics is a collection of processes that must be memorized. Mathematics is so much easier to understand when you concentrate on learning concepts, not memorizing procedures. I try to build classroom activities to foster conceptual learning. In my classes, we ask and seek answers to a lot of questions like, “What does this mean?” and “Why does this make sense?”


Natalia Casper
Instructor, Mathematics
T326-7-8
847/543-2801
eng453@clcillinois.edu


Education: B.S. and M.S., Marquette University.


Anni Gossmann
Instructor, Mathematics
T326-7-8
847/543-2505
eng502@clcillinois.edu


Education: B.S., Loyola University, Chicago; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


Jason Hasbrouck
Instructor, Mathematics
T326-7-8
847/543-2744
jhasbrouck@clcillinois.edu


Teaching full time at CLC since: 2005; previously taught high school mathematics and computer science for two years in Pennsylvania. He also was a teaching assistant for college-level mathematics at Bowling Green State University and was a fulltime instructor at Prairie State College.

Education: B.S., Allegheny College; M.A., Bowling Green State University.

Main goal in teaching: To change students’ negative perceptions about mathematics and help them to see the beauty of math, but at a minimum, at least help them to have a positive math experience. Helping students is very rewarding and makes teaching a wonderful career.


Kim Hasbrouck
Instructor, Mathematics
T326-7-8
847/543-2736
eng518@clcillinois.edu


Teaching full time at CLC since: 2004; previously taught as a graduate assistant at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Education: M.S., University of Pittsburgh; M.A., Bowling Green State University.


Laura Hobart
Instructor, Mathematics
T326-7-8
847/543-2749
engalb@clcillinois.edu


Teaching full time at CLC since: 2011; previously taught as a CLC adjunct for 10 years. She also taught high school and college math in Mississippi; served as an adjunct at two Mississippi colleges as well as National-Louis University and Roosevelt University.

Education: B.A., Luther College; M.S., Iowa State University.

Most memorable teaching experience: I once taught a quantitative literacy class, and one particular student was not successful on the testing portion of the class. But she wrote incredible papers, which were enough to put her on the passing bubble as we went into the final exam. She needed a 70 on the final to pass the class but had never scored above a 60 on any previous tests. She was the last one done and asked me to grade it before she left, as she had family coming in for graduation and if she failed the class she was going to tell them not to come. I didn’t want to grade it in front of her because I didn’t want to have to tell her if she failed—but I did it anyway. She sat silently with her head bowed while I graded. When I told her she got a 75 on the test, she and I both cried. It was a good day to be a teacher.


Tracey Hoy
Instructor, Mathematics
T326-7-8
847/543-2901
eng501@clcillinois.edu


Specialties: Professor Hoy is one of the math faculty members in charge of the Math Centers at all three campuses.

Teaching full time at CLC since: 1989; also taught at two high schools, two community colleges and two four-year colleges.

Subjects taught at CLC: Most math courses offered at CLC; past winner of the Teaching Excellence Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development; current member of the Illinois Mathematics Association of Community Colleges.

Education: B.S., Elmhurst College; M.S., Northern Illinois University.

Main goal in teaching:  My philosophy of teaching can be summed up by, “Meet students where they are. Help them move forward.” I believe in supporting students as they work to achieve their goals and in helping them understand what their responsibilities are if they wish to succeed.


Byron Hunter
Instructor, Mathematics
L137
847/543-2910
eng504@clcillinois.edu


Education: B.S., Carroll College; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


Saehan Hwang
Instructor, Mathematics
T326-7-8
847/543-2682
shwang1@clcillinois.edu


Teaching full time at CLC since: 2014; previously taught at New York City’s Hunter College and Queensborough Community College.

Education: B.A., Queens College of the City University of New York; M.Phil., Graduate Center of the City University of New York.


Shyam Kurup
Instructor, Mathematics
L136
847/543-2697
skurup@clcillinois.edu


Education: B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.S., DePaul University; M.S., Roosevelt University.


Jeff Mudrock
Instructor, Mathematics
T326-7-8
847/543-2617
jmudrock@clcillinois.edu


Specialties: Discrete mathematics and graph theory.

Teaching full time at CLC since: 2012; previously taught as a CLC adjunct; also taught at Elgin and Kankakee Community Colleges and was a teaching assistant at the University of Illinois.

Education: B.S. and M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; currently is working on a Ph.D. from the Illinois Institute of Technology.


Annette Nehring
Instructor, Mathematics
L135
847/543-2498
anehring@clcillinois.edu


Teaching full time at CLC since: 2009; as a National Science Foundation fellow, Professor Nehring worked at a northern Minnesota middle school, encouraging Native Americans to pursue careers in mathematics.

Education:  B.S. and M.S., University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Main goal in teaching:  Math is more than just arithmetic, algebra and geometry. There is a vast array of topics within the field, which is what makes it interesting to me. I want to expose students to these other topics so they can see that there is something for everyone! I hope to build my students’ skills, so they can move forward with strong confidence in their mathematical abilities.


Scott Reed
Instructor, Mathematics
T326-7-8
847/543-2909
eng508@clcillinois.edu


Education: B.S. and M.A., Truman State University.


William Rolli
Instructor, Mathematics
T326-7-8
847/543-2494
wrolli@clcillinois.edu


Specialties: Functional analysis and linear algebra.

Teaching full time at CLC since: 2006; previously taught as an adjunct at Marquette University. He also taught seven years at Bowling Green State University as a graduate teaching assistant.

Subjects taught at CLC: Basic algebra, calculus and analytic geometry, linear algebra and more. Professor Rolli has published in the Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications.

Education: B.S., Trine University; M.A. and Ph.D., Bowling Green State University.

What I do to engage students: I try to develop a rapport with my students by talking with them inside and outside the classroom to figure out their mathematical background, their academic goals and concerns and their personal interests. Academically, I set high expectations for students; expecting them to be responsible for their own attendance, actions and work. A student who transferred to Northern Illinois University and took calculus classes there, emailed me to thank me for teaching her to be a more prepared student and to learn math throughout the entire semester instead of cramming. It makes teaching a rewarding job when I see students growing both intellectually and personally.


Mark Smith
Instructor, Mathematics
T326-7-8
847/543-2906
eng505@clcillinois.edu


Education: B.A., Bradley University; M.S., Purdue University.


Jon Sprague
Instructor, Mathematics
A137
847/543-2639
jsprague@clcillinois.edu


Teaching full time at CLC since: 2014; previously taught for four years as a CLC adjunct. He also was math instructor and department chair at Wauconda High School from 2002 to 2014.

Education: B.A., Trinity International University; M.S., Northeastern Illinois University.


John Thomas
Instructor, Mathematics
T326-7-8
847/543-2912
eng512@clcillinois.edu


Education: B.A., Northwestern University; M.S., Northern Illinois University; Ph.D., University of Illinois-Chicago.


Stewart Thornburgh
Instructor, Mathematics
T326-7-8
847/543-2725
eng506@clcillinois.edu


Teaching full time at CLC since: 2002

Education: B.S., University of Illinois; M.A., Eastern Illinois University.


Chris Wyniawskyj
Instructor, Mathematics
T326-7-8
847/543-2644
cwyniawskyj@clcillinois.edu


Teaching full time at CLC since: 2012; previously taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Subjects taught at CLC: Algebra, quantitative literacy, pre-calculus, calculus and analytic geometry, ordinary differential equations. Professor Wyniawskyj is a member of Project ACCCESS, a professional development program offered through the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges.

Education: A.A., North Central Michigan College, B.S., Northern Michigan University, M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

What I do to engage students: I always have lots of energy and try to not get lost in the typical lecture style in a lot of mathematics classes. I use varying styles of instruction and activities, and I use humor so that no one gets bored!