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FACULTY & STAFFFACULTY

Dr. Brad Whitaker

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School of Natural and Social SciencesDirector of Nease Institute
740-392-6868 Ext. 3223Email Dr. Whitaker

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  • MVNU Employees Recognized for Service

    MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Faculty and staff members at Mount Vernon Nazarene University were honored for their years of service at the annual University Dinner on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. During the event, President Henry Spaulding reminded attendees that as the new academic school year begins, administration, faculty, and staff have “good work to do and that we have done good work together.”

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Professional Experience:
  • Professor of Mathematics, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, Ohio, 2008 – Present
  • Associate Vice President of Student Success and Retention, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, Ohio, 2014-2017
  • Activity Director, Title III Strengthening Institutions Program grant, "Improving Baccalaureate Success and Completion," Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, Ohio, 2014 – 2017
  • Director of Academic Support, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, Ohio, 2012 – 2014
  • Director of The Nease Institute: Summer Bridge Program, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, Ohio, 2011 – 2017
  • Associate Professor of Mathematics, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, Ohio, 2007 – 2008
  • Associate Professor of Mathematics, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, California, 2003 – 2007
  • Mathematics Consultant, Kern County Superintendent of Schools, Beginning Teacher Consortium Internship Program, Bakersfield, California, 2001 – 2007
  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, California, 1999 – 2003
  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York, New York, 1996-1999
  • Adjunct Mathematics Instructor, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York, New York, 1995-1996
  • Instructor Intern: Issues of Prejudice in Education, Department of Curriculum and Teaching, 
    Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, Spring 1996
  • Teacher: Mathematics and General Science, Project Y.O.U. (Alternative High School), Brooklyn, New York, 1993-1995
  • Adjunct Mathematics Instructor, Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma, Spring 1993
  • Peace Corps Volunteer: High School Mathematics, General Science, and Physics Teacher, Portsmouth High School and Convent High School, Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies, 1990-1992
Awards and Recognitions:
  • Excellence in Advising and Retention, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2015 - 2016
  • President's Award: Faculty Member of the Year, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2011 –2012
Published Works & Presentations:
  • "Polya, Schoenfeld, and Problem Solving in the Mathematics Classroom." Presented at the Association of Christian Schools International Columbus Convention, Worthington Christian School, Westerville, Ohio, October 2010.
  • "Curricular Coherence and Algebraic Preparedness Through Written Algorithms for Whole-Number Operations." Presented at the Association of Christian Schools International Columbus Convention, Worthington Christian School, Westerville, Ohio, October 2010.
  • "Sierpinski Polygon Fractals in High School." Presented at the Association of Christian Schools International Columbus Convention, Worthington Christian School, Westerville, Ohio, October 2009.
  • "An Integrated Approach to Teaching Are and Perimeter." Presented at the Association of Christian Schools International Columbus Convention, Worthington Christian School, Westerville, Ohio, October 2009.
  • “Playing the Chaos Game with Any Regular Polygon: A General Formula for the Simple Rules.” Presented at the Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences Annual Meeting, Point Loma Nazarene University, May 2003.
  • “Playing the Chaos Game with Any Regular Polygon.” Presented at the New York State Mathematics Association for Two Year Colleges Region IV Conference, October 1997.
  • “A Simple Demonstration of the Chaotic Nature of an Inflationary Universe.” Presented at the Society of Physics Students Zone 10 Conference, Kansas State University, April 1989.
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Education:
  • Doctor of Education in Mathematics Education, Teacher's College, Columbia University, New York
  • Master of Education in Mathematics Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York
  • M.A. in Mathematics Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York,
  • B.S. in Physics/Mathematics, Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma,