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computer science and mathematics educator

Gene Zirkel, American computer science and mathematics educator, retired. Recipient Best Articles of 1976 award MATYC Journal (Mathematics & Computer Education, vice president); National Science Foundation scholar, 1960.


Zirkel, Gene was born on December 2, 1931 in New York City. Son of George Henry and Frances Anna (Neumann) Zirkel.


Bachelor of Science, St. John's College, Brooklyn, 1953. Master of Arts, St. John's University, Queens, New York, 1960. Master of Science, New York Institute of Technology, 1984.


Teacher, Mount St. Michael's H.S., Bronx, New York, 1955-1956;teacher, Cardinal Hayes H.S., Bronx, 1956-1960;chair mathematics, Marist H.S., Bayonne, New Jersey, 1960-1962;principal, Marist H.S., Bayonne, New Jersey, 1966-1967;teacher, Aquinas H.S., Augusta, Georgia, 1962;chair theology, Archbishop Molloy H.S., Queens, 1962-1966;professor, Nassau Community College, Garden City, New York, 1967-1997;retired, Nassau Community College, Garden City, New York, 1997. Lecturer Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1959-1966, Adelphi U., Garden City, 1973-1974. Committee create national exam Math Association American.

Founder New Horizon Learning Center.



Union representative Labor and Religion Coalition, Long Island, New York, 1980s. Catholic chaplain Nassau Community College, volunteer parish outreach poor, homeless and hungry. Volunteer Habitat for Humanity.

Fellow Dozenal Society (Chairman, Board Of Directors 1991-1992, 98-, president 1977-1988, vice president 1988-1990, 96-98). Member National Council Teacher Mathematics (life).


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: swimming.


Married Patricia Lou McCormick, April 15, 1968. 1 child, George Stephen.

George Henry Zirkel

Frances Anna (Neumann) Zirkel

Patricia Lou McCormick

George Stephen Zirkel