Andy D. Jones


 Education and Professional Background


Professor Andy Jones joined the faculty of the Prince George's Community College Department of Mathematics in Fall 2004.  He served as department chair from August 2006 through June 2009.  In June 2009, Professor Jones was promoted to the rank of full professor and awarded tenure. 

Before PGCC, Professor Jones also was on the faculty at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD, for three years and served as Director of Mathematics and Statistics Education Services at American University in Washington, DC, for two years. He graduated summa cum laude from Arkansas State University in 1992 with a B.S.E. in mathematics.  Three years later, he earned his graduate degree from Arkansas State University with an M.S.E. in mathematics.

Other past professional experience includes teaching junior high and high school mathematics for four years in Arkansas.  In 1996, Mr. Jones joined the staff of the Arkansas Statewide Systemic Initiative (Arkansas Crusades for Math and Science) as Mathematics Specialist at Arkansas State University.  Funded by the National Science Foundation, Mr. Jones worked with K-12, two-year college, and university educators to improve mathematics and science education in Arkansas by providing professional development opportunities in such areas as implementation of the NCTM Curriculum and Evaluation Standards, curriculum development, technology, learning styles, use of manipulatives, and evaluation.  In addition, Mr. Jones has served as a consultant to several school districts to provide mathematics professional development.  Active in several professional organizations such as National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Mr. Jones has presented at least fifteen workshops and seminars at regional and national meetings.

Professional interests include teaching mathematics education courses for pre-service and in-service teachers, probability and statistics, and the learning of algebra.

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