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Mathematics

Full Time Faculty

Rose Deike

Rose DeikeName: Rose Deike

Office Location: C222

Office Phone: 972-391-1063

Email: RoseDeike@dcccd.edu

Course Syllabi- Coming Soon

Course Taught: DMAT 0090 0097 0098 0099

Educational Background: BA  in Mathematics  and Masters in Mathematics Education from UT Austin

Teaching Philosophy: Teaching is my passion and I love to share that passion with my students.  I love that moment when the light bulb goes off and the student grasps an idea that they have struggled with.  I love to see my students succeed and feel good about what they have accomplished.

Personal Information or Favorite Quote: The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything they just make the most of everything they have.

Leticia Escobar

Leticia EscobarName: Leticia Escobar

Office Location: G234

Office Phone: 972-860-7082

Email: LEscobar@dcccd.edu

Class Schedule and Office Hours- Coming Soon

Course Syllabi - Coming Soon

Course Taught: DMAT 0066, 0090, 0097, 0098, 0099

Educational Background: PhD Leadership in Higher Education – Capella University – (In progress – 2011)
M.A.T. Mathematics – University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) – 2003
Teaching Certificate (K-12) – Texas – 2000
Teaching Certificate (K-12) – University of Puerto Rico (UTD) – 1996
B.S. Mathematics – University of Puerto Rico (UPR) – 1994

Teaching Philosophy: My philosophy of education is base on education being a continuous process by which each individual is motivated to expand its own intellect. The goal must be to further uniqueness in each individual and admire the diversity that surrounds them. The individual must learn to be accountable and adaptable during the process of learning. This is achieved by promoting group discussion, critical thinking, positive environment, participation, responsibility and respect. A well prepared lesson allows the introduction of possible applications helping students appreciate the value of the subject.

Personal Information or Favorite Quote:

“The grey cells do not work unless you stimulate them” – Anonymus
“Anyone can learn anything under the right conditions” – Sandy Shugart
“Stop wishing it, just do it!” – Greg Anderson

Christine V. Giraud

ChristineName: Christine V. Giraud

Office Location:C236

Office Phone:972-860-7376

Email: calequin@dcccd.edu

Course Syllabi- Coming Soon

Course Taught: DMAT 0066; DMAT 0090; DMAT 0097; MATH 1314; MATH 1324

Educational Background: M.A. in Teaching Mathematics; B.A. in Mathematics with a Minor in Secondary Education

Teaching Philosophy: Every child is a unique individual who attends school to be inspired, to grow and to be challenged intellectually. It is my desire as an educator to instill a love of learning in my students so that they may be established emotionally, physically, analytically and sociably.

Favorite Quote: "The process of teaching: “Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.”~ Chinese proverb

Dr. Erika Glaser

Erika GlaserName: Dr. Erika Glaser

Office Location: C211

Office Phone: 972-860-7006

Email: erikaglaser@dcccd.edu

Course Syllabi- Coming Soon

Course Taught: DMAT 0066 - DMAT 0099, MATH 2342

Educational Background: Ph.D. in Educational Administration from The University of Texas at Austin, M.S. in Experimental Statistics from New Mexico State University, B.S. in Mathematics from The University of Texas at El Paso

Teaching Philosophy: As an instructor, I believe one of my main responsibilities is to help students gain necessary skills to be successful college students beyond my classroom. I try to incorporate activities and to present material in different ways to accommodate diverse learning styles. I encourage students to work collaboratively inside and outside the classroom as I believe that students learn best when they are actively engaged in the course material and with each other. I also encourage students to ask questions and hope to create a learning environment where students feel comfortable asking for assistance whenever necessary.

Personal Information or Favorite Quote: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." ~ Nelson Mandela

Sharon Johnson

SharonName: Sharon Johnson

Office Location: C118

Office Phone: 972-860-7127

Email: SharonJohnson@dcccd.edu

Course Syllabi Fall 2012 MATH 1314-4004,

Course Taught: College Algebra, Business Mathematics, College Mathematics, Business Calculus I & II, Calculus I & II, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Statistics, Math for Professionals, DMAT-0097, DMAT-0099

Educational Background: University of Mississippi, Mathematics B.S. University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, Mathematics

Teaching Philosophy: An education is one of the greatest gifts a person can give oneself. The journey of obtaining an education is a never ending story. Education is life and life is an education. Learning is not a passive process, and neither is the act of teaching. I as a math instructor believe practice does not make prefect when it comes to mathematics. I believe practice leads to a better understanding.

Favorite Quote: ": “The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple” S. Gudder.

Alla Kelman

Alla KelmanName: Alla Kelman

Office Location: C330

Office Phone: 972-860-7067

Email: AllaKelman@dcccd.edu

Course Syllabi- Coming Soon

Course Taught: I came to Eastfield College in 2003 as a faculty member teaching both Developmental Mathematics and Mathematics transfer courses.

Educational Background: Currently I am a doctoral candidate at Texas A&M –Commerce. I have a master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Southern Methodist University, a bachelor’s of science degree in Pure Mathematics with a minor in Russian from Southern Methodist University, and a bachelor’s of science degree in Biology from Southern Methodist University.

Teaching Philosophy: My teaching philosophy revolves around the idea that education is the key to solving many world problems. As a teacher, I believe that it is my duty to challenge and support my students according to their strengths and weaknesses.  A teacher first and foremost is also a student, thus a classroom should be an inviting place where both students and faculty can interact and develop solutions to many problems. By interacting with students, we as educators can enhance our teaching and create more productive citizens.

Personal Information or Favorite Quote: I am currently representing community colleges as a Level 1 director of the Texas Section MAA, I also serve on the district Mathematics/Developmental Mathematics curriculum committee, and serve on the Core Curriculum evaluation steering team at Eastfield College. In 2009, I have served on the District Distance Learning Project focusing on the student support services and from 2001 to 2003 I had an opportunity to be an Upward Bound mathematics teacher at Southern Methodist University. I have received several awards:  National Honor Society, Presidential Academic Fitness Award, and SMU Certificate of Achievement Talented and Gifted Program.
My favorite quote:

“An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.”     

-Anatole France

Ashley Kelly

KellyName: Ashley Kelly

Office Location: L329

Email: AKelly@dcccd.edu

Course Syllabi- Coming Soon

Course Taught: College Algebra, College Mathematics, Business and Economics Math, Trigonometry, Calculus

Educational Background:BS: Mathematics, Oklahoma State University MA: Applied Mathematics, University of California, San Diego

Teaching Philosophy:“The wise man is known by his common sense, and a pleasant teacher is the best.” Proverbs 16:21, TLB

Personal Information or Favorite Quote: ““At last I said, Lincoln, you never can make a lawyer if you do not understand what demonstrate means; and I left my situation in Springfield, went home to my father’s house, and stayed there till I could give any proposition in the six books of Euclid at sight. I then found out what demonstrate means, and went back to my law studies.”
-Abraham Lincoln

Dorothy Keylon

Dorothy KeylonName: Dorothy Keylon

Office Location: C227

Office Phone: 972-860-7056

Email: DorothyKeylon@dcccd.edu

Course Syllabi- Coming Soon

Course Taught: DMAT 0090, 0091, 0093, 0096, 0097, 0098, 0099 and Math 1314

Educational Background: Texas Woman’s University, Master of Science - Math/Math Teaching                                    
Texas A&M University – Commerce, Bachelor of Science - History/Math              

Eastfield College,  Associate of Arts and Sciences

Teaching Philosophy: I feel every situation is an opportunity to learn, if a person is willing to open their mind to think, evaluate, and explore. I believe a teacher is a positive part of a student’s growth and change. A teacher provides a link between the academic world and a person’s future. I see a teacher fulfilling many roles – teacher, guide, confidante, supporter, mentor, and/or friend. By providing guidelines, instruction, empathy, assistance, expectations, listening skills, and treating people fairly, I feel I can make a difference in a person’s life.

Personal Information or Favorite Quote: “Life isn’t about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.”

Elizabeth Lazo

Liz LazoName: Elizabeth G. Lazo

Office Location: C307

Office Phone: 972-860-7272

Email: LizLazo@dcccd.edu

Course Syllabi- Coming Soon

Course Taught: DMAT and MATH

Educational Background: BS, mathematics/Spanish, from Texas A&M, Kingsville, Texas;  30 hours of graduate work  (21 graduate hours/math), from Texas A&M, Commerce, Texas

Teaching Philosophy: Any student can learn if the student is taught at his/her learning level and if the student is willing to learn.

Personal Information or Favorite Quote: “Our background and circumstances may influence who we are, but we are responsible for what we become.”

Dr. Timothy Lo

Dr. LoName: Dr. Timothy Lo

Office Location: C306

Office Phone: 972-860-7675

Email: TimothyLo@dcccd.edu

Course Syllabi- Coming Soon

Course Taught: DMAT and MATH

Educational Background: B.A. Southern Illinois University, Mathematics
M.S. Lehigh University, Mathematics
Ph.D. Lehigh University, Mathematics

Teaching Philosophy: Confucius said, “To learn and to practice what is learned time and again is pleasure, is it not? To have friends come from afar is happiness, is it not? To be unperturbed when not appreciated by others is gentlemanly, is it not?”

Personal Information or Favorite Quote: Confucius said, “Clever talk and a pretentious manner are seldom compatible with the benevolent.”

Dr. Denise Race

Denise RaceName: Dr. Denise Race

Office Location: N203

Office Phone: 972-860-7047

Email: deniserace@dcccd.edu

Class Schedule and Office Hours- Coming Soon

Course Syllabi- Coming Soon

Course Taught: MATH

Educational Background: B.S. , M.A. and, Ph.D in Mathematics from The University of North Texas

Teaching Philosophy: My goal is to provide a positive, interactive learning environment in order to build student confidence and spark enthusiasm for learning math.

Personal Information or Favorite Quote: Dr. Race attended Eastfield College upon graduation from North Mesquite High School. She continued her studies in Mathematics at the University of North Texas graduating as the first female Ph.D. in Mathematics from there. After 13 years as a software engineer at Raytheon, she returned to her passion, teaching mathematics. She met her husband, Dr. David Race, while in graduate school. They have two children, Morgan and Warren, who also attended Eastfield College.

Oraldo "Buddy" Saucedo

BuddyName: Oraldo “Buddy” Saucedo

Office Location: N-206

Office Phone: 972.860.7351

Email: BuddySaucedo@dcccd.edu

Course Syllabi- Coming Soon

Course Taught: DMAT0099 – Lecture & Online
DMAT0098– Lecture & Online
DMAT0097– Lecture & Online
DMAT0090– Lecture & Online

Educational Background: Master –UT Arlington
Bachelor- Texas A&M University
Assoc. of Science- Navarro College

Teaching Philosophy: Under the Right Conditions, the Right Attitude and Enough Time … EVERYONE CAN LEARN!

Personal Information or Favorite Quote: Faculty Sponsor/Teacher for the EFC Salsa Club

Dr. Allan Schmitt

SchmittName: Dr. Allan Schmitt

Office Location: C271

Office Phone: 972-860-7064

Email: AllanSchmitt@dcccd.edu

Course Syllabi- Coming Soon

Course Taught: DMAT

Educational Background: BS Engineering Science, MS Electrical Engineering, PhD Electrical Engineering

Teaching Philosophy: Learn math by incremental steps.

Personal Information or Favorite Quote: "Age is simply mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”  Mark Twain

Dr. Terrance Wickman

TerranceName: Dr. Terrance Wickman

Office Location: C212

Office Phone: 972-860-8363

Email: TerranceWickman@dcccd.edu

Course Syllabi- Coming Soon

Course Taught: DMAT 0066; DMAT 0097; DMAT 0098; DMAT 0099

Educational Background: BA Business; MS Human Relations and Management; Phd Higher Education; PHD Emphasis Therapeutic Recreation

Teaching Philosophy: Students First

Personal Information or Favorite Quote: “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
Aristotle
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