Jackie Barretta, M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies alum, was named Interim Associate VP/Chief Information Officer at Portland Community College in July 2015.
Department of Science, Religion and Interdisciplinary Studies
MBA, Marylhurst University
BS, Illinois State University
Survey of Algebra
Real-World Math Applications
As a math instructor, JoDee Phillips has heard many students state they lost interest in mathematics when they studied algebra in high school.It is her opinion that there is more to mathematics than using a calculator and memorizing formulas, and she hopes to deepen her students' understanding of mathematics by encouraging them to invoke critical thinking of mathematical concepts and attempts to instill a deep understanding of "real-world mathematics" by posing questions that not only address the question of 'what?' but 'why?' and 'how?'