Joan Kessler has been teaching secondary and post secondary mathematics for over 30 years starting in Rhode Island where she taught in the Warwick School District, then later at the Community College of Rhode Island, Roger Williams College, Bryant College, and  14 years at Johnson & Wales University in Providence where she earned the rank of Associate Professor of Mathematics,  developed the Mathematics Honors Program, and won numerous professional awards. She is also former President of NEMATYC, the New England Math Association of Two-Year Colleges.

After moving to Illinois, she joined the faculty at Elgin College as Associate Professor and as a Online   Education  and Distance Learning Specialist.  She won the ICTCM (International Conference on Technology in Collegiate  Mathematics) award for Excellence and Innovation for the development an implementation of College Algebra Online,  the first online College Algebra course in the nation in 1997. She was also an online instructor at the University of San Diego and authored an Online Algebra for Educators course for Houghton Mifflin Higher Education Division.

She received her Bachelor's degree in both Mathematics and Mathematics Education from the University of Rhode Island, and holds a Master's degree in Mathematics from Rhode Island College. As a lifelong learner Joan has earned numerous post graduate credits in mathematics, instructional technology, and mathematics education from universities including Aurora University, Portland State University, University of Miami, Sam Houston State University, and National Louis University.

Joan has been a speaker at many local, regional, an international conferences and workshops including AMATYC, ICTCM, FETC, T3,  the ICME conference in Hangzhou, China, and the International Mathematics Conference in Paris.  She is a T3 Discovery Workshop instructor for Texas Instruments, and co-authored Interact Math Tutorial Software for Pearson publishers.

Taking a two year leave from the classroom, Joan served as VP of Education at LiveMath Software, traveling nationwide to train teachers to use technology resources in their classrooms. Joan  has taught  for the SBBC for the past fourteen years at the College Academy @ Broward College Central where she chairs the Mathematics Department and is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher of Mathematics. This unique dual enrollment program is the most successful program of its kind nationwide.

Joan is also a mathematics and technology consultant and mathematics curriculum resource developer.


Contact Joan at teachdydx