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Jack Bookman, Professor Of The Practice Emeritus of Mathematics and Education

Jack Bookman
Contact Info:
Office Location:  033 Physics
Office Phone:  (919) 660-2831
Email Address: send me a message
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Teaching (Fall 2015):

    Physics 259, MWF 04:40 PM-05:30 PM

B.S. Mathematics, 1972, State University of New York at Stony Brook M.A.T. Mathematics, 1974, State University of New York at Binghamton M.A. Mathematics, 1981, Duke University Ph.D. Education, 1991, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Research Interests: Mathematics Education

My research in mathematics education is currently focusing on three areas: (1) how students learn mathematics, especially in technology rich environments; (2) how graduate students develop their views and practices concerning teaching college mathematics; and (3) evaluating the effectiveness of mathematics curricula.

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Emily Lardner and Jack Bookman, Lessons Learned in Interdisciplinary Professional Development Designed to Promote the Teaching of Quantitative Literacy, Journal of Faculty Development, vol. 27 no. 2 (May, 2013)
  2. Narayan, Aditee Pradhan; Whicker, Shari A; Staples, Betty; Bookman, Jack; Bartlett, Kathleen; McGann, Kathleen A, The Clinical Skills Fair - An Innovative Curriculum Evaluation Tool, Journal of Graduate Medical Education (Accepted, April 19, 2013)
  3. Rann Bar-On, Jack Bookman, Benjamin Cooke, Donna Hall, and Sarah Schott, (Re)discovering SoTL Through a Fundamental Challenge: Helping Students Transition to College Calculus, MAA Notes (Accepted, 2013)
  4. Alison Sweeney, Alyssa Stephany, Shari Whicker, Jack Bookman, and David A Turner, "Resident Educators" - Senior Pediatric Residents as Teachers for an Innovative Multidisciplinary Mock Code Curriculum, Journal of Graduate Medical Education, vol. 3 no. 2 (2011), pp. 188-195
  5. Cristina Varsavsky , Jeff Waldock, Ansie Harding, Jack Bookman, Louise Sheryn, Victor Martinez Luaces, Undergraduate mathematics around the world, Delta Communications, conference proceedings of the Volcanic Delta '11, the eighth Delta conference on the teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics and statistics (2011)

As a non-tenure track Associate Professor of the Practice, my primary responsibility in the mathematics department is teaching freshman. I also coordinate the T.A training for the mathematics department, prepare preservice secondary mathematics teachers, advise math majors and pre-major students, and evaluate reforms in undergraduate mathematics education.


  • T.A training for the mathematics department
  • Connected Curriculum Project
  • Evaluation of Project CALC
  • Presentations Given (1991 - 2000)
  • Preparing graduate students to teach undergraduate mathematics: An NSF funded working conference
  • The Nature of Learning in Interactive Technological Environments - A Proposal for a Research Agenda Based on Grounded Theory
    ph: 919.660.2800
    fax: 919.660.2821

    Mathematics Department
    Duke University, Box 90320
    Durham, NC 27708-0320