Professor Kerekes’ educational philosophy is based on a perspective that education is one of the few fields which can promote a positive change for the future. Professor Kerekes visits classrooms frequently, and she continues to collaborate with pre- and in-service students. Together they discuss their classroom needs, developing new strategies and considering how to address each child’s learning needs. The power of professional peer learning and collaboration are indeed powerful paradigms which characterize her educational philosophy and teaching style.
To serve the changing needs of the educational field, Professors Kerekes and Donoghue developed and approved a new Mathematics Concentration program.
Professor Kerekes is grateful for the opportunity to teach - from introductory to advanced math education, and from interdisciplinary to graduate research students to share her passion with them. She constructs and continues a professional relationship with previous and current students.
Professor Kerekes is the founder and the director of the Mathematics Connection Conference. She is also a coordinator of the LEAP to Teachers Paraprofessional Program.
Ed.D. Eotvos State University (Hungary)
M.Ed. Eotvos State University (Hungary)
Scholarship / Publications
King, K. P. & Kerekes, J. (2010). The King’s carpet: Drama play in teacher education. International Journal of Instruction 3(1), 39-61.
Kerekes, J., Diglio, M., & King, K. P., (2009). How can teachers enable students to pose
and solve problems using contexts within and outside Mathematics? International Forum of Teaching & Study 5(2), 5-10.
Youngseh, B., Tournaki, N., & Kerekes, J. (2008). Arithmetic rack: A new Mathematics manipulative tried with students with learning disabilities. Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, Council for Exceptional Children 6(2), 41-60.
Kerekes, J., & King, K. P. (2008). Submarine sandwiches investigation: Making fractions more palatable for adult learners. Perspectives: The New York Journal of Adult Learning, 7(1), 47-54.