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educator , Mathematician , author

Karl Joseph Smith, American Mathematician, educator, author. Recipient Outstanding Teacher award Santa Rosa Junior College, 1989.

Background

Smith, Karl Joseph was born on October 12, 1943 in Pasadena, California, United States. Son of Karl B. Averill and Rosamond K. (Pellkofer) Foley.

Education

Bachelor in Mathematics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1965; Master of Arts in Mathematics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1967; Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics Education, Southeastern Louisiana U., 1979.

Career

Teacher, Culver City (California) Junior High School, 1965-1967; instructor, Whitworth College, Spokane, Washington, 1967-1968; professor, Santa Rosa (California) Junior College, since 1968; department chairman mathematics, Santa Rosa (California) Junior College, 1973-1978. Invited speaker International Congress on Mathematics Education, Budapest, Hungary, 1988.

Membership

Member American Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colls. (founding editor Western AMATYC News 1979-1983, member Executive Board since 1980, vice president western chapter 1980-1983, national secretary 1983-1985, national president 1987-1989, chairperson nominations and election committee 1990), Mathematics Association American (accreditation committee 1987-1990, remediation committee 1987, two-year college committee since 1987), Council Science Society President (mathematics and science education committee since 1989), College Board Mathematics Sciences (Executive Committee 1989-1991), California Mathematics Council for Community Colls. (member at large 1978-1980).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: running.

Connections

Married Linda Ann Sovndal, June 29, 1963. Children: Melissa, Shannon.

father:
Karl B. Averill Foley

mother:
Rosamond K. (Pellkofer) Foley

spouse:
Linda Ann Sovndal

children:
Melissa Smith

Shannon Smith