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Rosalie Dance



  • Higher Ed: Mathematics 


Rosalie Dance, Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas Campus, earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Mathematics from Dickinson College and Boston College, respectively, and her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park, in Mathematics Education. She taught mathematics at the secondary level for 25 years: in Tanzania (6 years), New Hampshire (1 year) and the District of Columbia (18 years). While she was earning her Ph.D., she was an instructor, then Visiting Mathematics Professor at Georgetown University. She has also studied Mathematics and mathematics teaching in Canada (Queen's University), England (Shell Centre for Mathematics Education at Nottingham University), Princeton (Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation), and Teachers College, Columbia University. She has worked as a consultant to provide professional development to mathematics teachers in The Gambia and in Tanzania for the United States Peace Corps. She is a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching (1985) and the Etta Falconer Excellence in Mathematics Teaching Award (2004). She has given many talks at local, national, and international meetings on mathematics teaching and learning in the United States (including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico), Sweden, the Czech Republic, South Africa, Senegal and Gambia. She has published more than 15 articles in professional journals. She has been a member of the MAA's Notes Series Editorial Board and is currently a member of the MAA's Dolciani Mathematical Expositions Editorial Board. Dr. Dance coordinates the developmental mathematics program at UVI, which she designed under a grant from the National Science Foundation. She designed and administers UVI's Summer Bridge to Calculus program. She also coordinated the development and establishment of UVI's Master of Arts degree program in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers. She takes pleasure in the development of mathematics investigations in contexts of interest to students in the Caribbean islands. 


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