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Columbus Crew Soccer Game

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Freshman Move-in Day

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Returning Student Move-In Day

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MVNU Faculty Exhibit

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FACULTY & STAFFFACULTY

Dr. Brad Whitaker

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School of Natural and Social SciencesProfessor of Mathematics
740-392-6868 Ext. 4281Email Dr. Whitaker
Professional Experience:
  • 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 – Present
  • Professor of Mathematics, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, Ohio, 2008 – Present
  • 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
  • Assistant Vice President of Student Success and Retention, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, Ohio, 2014-Present
  • Activity Director, Title III Strengthening Institutions Program grant, "Improving Baccalaureate Success and Completion," Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, Ohio, 2014 – Present
Awards and Recognitions:
  • President's Award: Faculty Member of the Year, 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.
Education:
  • Doctor of Education, Teacher's College, Columbia University, New York, Mathematics Education
  • Master of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, Mathematics Education
  • Master of Arts, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, Mathematics Education
  • Bachelor of Science, Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma, Physics/Mathematics