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Dr. Brad Whitaker

Professor of Mathematics

Contact Information

School of Natural and Social SciencesChair of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department
740-392-6868 Ext. 3223Email Dr. Whitaker

In The News

  • 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

  • Department Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Ohio, 2022-Present
  • Department Chair, Department of Mathematics, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Ohio, 2021-2022
  • MVNU Care Team, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Ohio, 2021 – Present
  • Mental Health First Aid Certification, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Ohio, 2020-Present
  • Associate Vice President for Student Success and Retention, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Ohio, 2014-2017
  • Activity Director, Title III Strengthening Institutions Program Grant, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Ohio, 2014-2017
  • Director of Academic Support, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Ohio, 2012-2014
  • Director of The Nease Institute: Summer Bridge Program, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Ohio, 2011-2017
  • Chapel Curriculum Committee, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Ohio, 2010-2019
  • President’s Advisory Council, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Ohio, 2009-2021
  • Professor of Mathematics, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Ohio, 2008 -Present
  • Associate Professor of Mathematics, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Ohio, 2007-2008
  • Associate Professor of Mathematics, Point Loma Nazarene University, California, 2003-2007
  • Mathematics Consultant, Beginning Teacher Internship Program, Kern County Superintendent of Schools, California, 2001-2007
  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Point Loma Nazarene University, California, 1999-2003
  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York, New York, 1996-1999
  • Instructor Intern: Issues of Prejudice in Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, Spring 1996
  • Adjunct Professor of Mathematics, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York, New York, 1995-1996
  • Teacher: Mathematics and General Science, Project Y.O.U. Alternative High School, New York, 1993-1995
  • Adjunct Mathematics Instructor, Southern Nazarene University, Oklahoma, Spring 1993
  • Peace Corps Volunteer, Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies, 1990 -1992
  • High School Mathematics, General Science, and Physics Teacher, 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
  • Peace Corps Fellowship, Peace Corps, 1993-1995
  • Lead Volunteer, Peace Corps, Commonwealth of Dominica, 1991-1992

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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  • Doctor of Education in Mathematics Education, Teacher's College, Columbia University, New York, 2006
  • Master of Education in Mathematics Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, 2004
  • M.A. in Mathematics Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, 1995
  • B.S. in Physics/Mathematics, Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma, 1990

FROM THE
FACULTY.

"(MVNU professors) feel a great weight of responsibility to get it right for the students who enter our community each year."

John Ballenger - Director of the Writing Lab, Assistant Professor of English