"The illiterates of the twenty-first century will be those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."
I believe my life's calling is to help adults and children become the best learners they can be.
Ed.S, Adult Education, Florida State
University, College of Education 1999.
M.A.T., Mathematics, University
of Florida, Liberal Arts and Sciences, 1992.
B.S., Mathematics Education, University of
Florida, College of Education, 1984.
Math/Science Learning Specialist (OPS) North Florida Community College Madison, FL, 2014-present.
- Serve students as an academic coach and a professional math/science tutor. Provide faculty with professional development opportunities. As a member of the Academic Success Center team, continue to develop ASC website, provide workshops, and institute new ASC projects that support learning campus-wide.
Academic Coach (PT), South Hamilton Elementary School, White Springs, FL, 2012-2013.
- Provided support in mathematics, science, and reading to teachers and students--data analysis, tutoring, testing, activity development, faculty development, mentoring. Provided school-wide and district professional development.
Associate Professor of Mathematics and STEM Director, Waycross
College, GA, 1993 - 2011
- Used a hands-on applications-based approach to teach math for elementary education majors, core math courses, and learning support courses for underprepared math students. Core courses taught: business calculus, precalculus, college algebra, math modeling. Developed and taught the online course "Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Technology." Also taught Introduction to Yoga.
Created initial Waycross College webpages. Created Adult Education Tipsheets. Co-coordinated Science Olympiad and taught PREP summer enrichment classes for local elementary and middle schools.
Faculty Senate (secretary), Executive Council (chair), Academic Policies (chair, secretary), FDI/FDW
Technical Advisory Council, Faculty Development (chair), Auxiliary Enterprises, Multicultural
Council (chair), USG Americas Council,
Library Services (chair), Financial Aid (chair, secretary), Faculty Marshall, search committees, ATC/OTC Advisory Committee Liaison, SACS Support Services Self-Study Committee (secretary), Retention Task Force, Planning Council (secretary), Multicultural Student Alliance (MSA) club co-advisor, "Biggest Loser" club advisor, OIIT Strategic Plan Development Committee Member, WC Foundations of Excellence Institution Committee Chair, campus STEM Director, and USG VISNary.
Instructor of Mathematics (adj), Santa
Fe Community College, FL, 1990 - 1993
- Taught developmental studies mathematics, intermediate algebra, and college
algebra. Provided tutoring and testing services for arithmetic through calculus at the on-campus learning lab. Facilitated the learning lab at the off-campus (Starke, FL) site.
Instructor of Mathematics (adj),Lake City Community College (now Florida Gateway College), 1992 - 1993
- Taught beginning algebra, intermediate algebra, and college algebra and
trigonometry primarily to non-traditional learners. Provided off-campus learning support.
Mathematics Teacher, Union County High School, FL, 1987 - 1990
- Department Chair and representative for Union County to state mathematics
education program. Taught basic mathematics, algebra, geometry, and precalculus.
Designed and taught Union County BOE summer math enrichment program for K-6.
Co-sponsored Drama Club, Future Educators Club, and Peer Counselors. Advised the sophomore class.
Adult Education Teacher, Dexter Community Adult Education, MI, 1986
- Taught mathematics and computer literacy in the Adult and Community Education Program.
Mathematics Teacher, Putnam County High School, FL, 1984 - 1986
- Taught geometry, coordinate geometry, honors geometry, trigonometry, business
mathematics, and basic mathematics; co-sponsored drama club.
DHAA Alumni of the Year, Dexter High School Alumnae Association, 2000.
Governor's Teaching Fellow, State of Georgia, 1996.
Pi Mu Epsilon - National Honorary Mathematics Society, University of Florida,
Phi Theta Kappa, Brevard Community College, 1980.
HISTORY of PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Judgmental Standard Setting Studies Panel member (to recommend preparedness cut scores for the "Nation's Report Card"), 2011
Southern Georgia Regional STEM Institute (SoGaSTEM)
Co-developer of first annual institute.
Association of Two Year Colleges: (AMATYC)
Served 1997 - 1999 on the AMATYC Review Committee (ARG) and, served 2003-2004 on ARG II where we were
responsible for advising on the updating of the NCTM Standards
2000. Conference proposal reviewer - 1998, 1999.
Georgia Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges: (GMATYC)
Nominating Committee - 1999 to 2001.
of Developmental Educators (NADE):
SPIN: 1999-2001; Conference proposal reviewer - 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002; Volunteer (Help Desk)
- 1998; Contributor to NADE newsletter, manage MathSPIN listserv 2000 - 2011.
Georgia affiliate of NADE (GADE):
Wrote internet column for Ga-NADE newsletter - 1995,
1996; Member of LRNASST list; Treasurer - 2003, 2004
Lacefield,R.S.The Impact of Early Grades Algebra on High School and College Instruction. NFCC 2014 Math Summit, November 7, 2014.
Lacefield, R. S. Math for Teaching K-6. Hamilton County District PD, Sept 19, 2012.
Lacefield, R. S. The Language of Mathematics. Georgia Philological Association, May 20, 2011.
Lacefield, R. S. and P. Palombi. Metacognition. Southern Georgia Regional STEM Institute, November 6,7, 2009.
Lacefield, R. S., T. Watanabe, S. Beckman, J. O'Neal, and P. Moch. MATH 2008 Numbers and Operations. Accepting the STEM Challenge: Preparing K-16 Students for Global Competitiveness in the 21st Century, September 11-13, 2008.
Lacefield, R. S. Brain-based Teaching: Mathematics, Patterns, and the Brain. Fourteenth Annual VSU Mathematics Technology Conference, February, 2009.
Giblin, M, and R. S. Lacefield. Incorporating Hands-on Activities with Technology. Thirteenth Annual VSU Mathematics Technology Conference, February 22, 2008.
Lacefield, R. S. SMTE 1501: A Voyage from Web-enhanced to Web-based to Online. (Poster Session) Southeastern Scholarship Conference on E-Learning, September 28, 2007.
Lacefield, R. S. How the Brain Learns: Implications for Teachers of Math. Twelfth Annual VSU Mathematics Technology Conference, February 23, 2007.
Lacefield, R. S. Adult Education and the Personalized Change Plan. A day-long workshop developed for the Oklahoma State ADSAC Facilitators Institute, January 26, 2005, Tulsa, OK.
Lacefield, R. S. and C. McNeary (2004). Generational Diversity: Expectations and Assumptions about Learning. Presented at Georgia Learning Support Conference, April 5, 2004, Jekyll Island, GA.
Lacefield, R. S. (2003). Using Technology to Bridge Generational Expectations of Learning. Presented at the Eighth Annual VSU Mathematics Technology Conference, Feb. 28, 2003, Valdosta, Ga.
Lacefield, R. S. (2002). What Yoga Can Teach Us About Teaching. Presented at The University of Georgia's 26th Annual Learning Support Conference, Jekyll Island, GA and Lilly Conference on College & University Teaching-South, Athens, GA.
Vanchella, C. & Lacefield R. S. (2000). Constructing Learning Communities--Is
Online Really Any Different? Presented at the meeting of the Georgia Distance
Learning Association, Jekyll Island, GA.
Stratton, C., Thomas, P., Getzin, B., Powell, L., Lacefield, R. S., Hall,
M. & Gutliph, J. (2000). Math on the Web. A panel discussion presented
at the meeting of Georgia NADE, Jekyll Island, GA.
Strickland, T. and R. S. Lacefield. (2000) Not a Beacon, Just a Nightlight:
Educational Technology Basics. A pre-conference institution presented
before the meeting of the National Association of Developmental Educators
(NADE), Mobile, AL.
Lacefield, R. S., C. Wozny, and S. Williams. (1999). Integrating Science,
Mathematics, and Technology. Presented at the meeting of the International
Association of Teacher Scholars' Lilly Conference - South, Athens, GA.
Lacefield, R. S. (1998). Adult Education Theory in Practice: Tips on
Educating Adults. Presented at the meeting of the International Association
of Teacher Scholars' Lilly Conference - South, Athens, GA.
Lacefield, R. S. (1998). Designed workshop on HTML and Web Page Design.
Presented workshop to Waycross College Faculty and Florida State Adult Ed.
Lacefield, R. S. (1998). Workshops on HTML and Web Page Design presented
to Waycross College Faculty and Florida State Education Colloquium.
Wiest, B., Keyser, P., Neville, P., Frank, I., Lacefield, R. S., Gordon,
J., Scanlin, T., Bell, R. M., Kavanagh, J., Doty, M. A., Naugle, L., &
Fiddler, M. (1998). Building a Sense of Community Online. Presented at the
in the Community College" Online Conference, Online Conference: http://leahi.kcc.hawaii.edu/org/tcon98/paper/wiest.html.
Lacefield, R. S. (1998). Accommodating Adult Learning. Presented at
the Valdosta University Mathematics Technology Conference, Valdosta, GA.
Lacefield, R. S. (1997). Experiences With a Mathematics Reform Text.
Presented at the meeting of the International Association of Teacher Scholars'
Lilly Conference - South, Athens, GA.
Lacefield, R. S. (1997). Writing Tests for Technology. Presented
at the Valdosta University Mathematics Technology Conference, Valdosta, GA.
Lacefield, R. S. (1996). Writing Tests for Technology: A Discussion of
the Criteria of a Good Technology Test Question. Presented at the Georgia
Mathematics Conference, Rock Eagle, GA.
Daane, M. C., T. George, R. S. Lacefield, and B. Reid. (1996) Using Triadic
Exercises to Promote Independent and Critical Thinking.Presented at the
NADE/GA Conference, Jekyll Island, GA.
Lacefield, R. S. (1995). Don't Know Beans about the Bell Curve: An Elementary
Lab Using Beans to Develop the Normal Curve. Presented at the meeting
of the Georgia Mathematics Conference (an affiliate of NCTM), Rock Eagle,
PUBLICATIONS and REVIEWS:
Lacefield, R. S. (2009) Algebra from a Patterns Approach. This textbook was used at Waycross College for intermediate algebra sections.
Affouf, M, J. Harper, R. S. Lacefield, and S. R. J. Webb (2009) Major contributor to Adjunct Support Manual, 4ed (and 3rd edition) for Jordan/Palow text "Integrated Arithmetic and Basic Algebra, (Ed.1-4)".
University System of Georgia. (2007) GeorgiaView Accomplishments Featured in an article about the online course "Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Technology."
Harper, J., R. S. Lacefield, and S. R. J. Webb (2005) Major contributor to Adjunct Support Manual, 3ed for Jordan/Palow text "Integrated Arithmetic and Algebra,".
Vanchella, C. and R. S. Lacefield (2004) Teaching Online: An Opportunity to Reinvent Education SACJTC: Vol. 21, No. 1.
Member of 2003-2004 Interwrite writing team creating technology-based supplemental materials for Houghton-Mifflin's Eduspace.
Member of ad hoc editorial committee for Jordan/Palow text Integrated Arithmetic and Algebra, 2nd (2001) and 3rd edition (2004).
Lacefield, R. S. (2003). A Calculator Discovery Exercise for Rules of Exponents, Best Practices in Developmental Math", 2nd ed., edited by Thomas Armington.
Lacefield, R. S. (2002) "Bouncing Ball Experiment", in "Best Practices in Developmental Math" edited by Thomas Armington and printed by Mathematics Special Professional Interest Network, NADE.
Reviewer for textbook Prealgebra: Journey Into a Mathematical World, Preliminary Edition by Jim Sullican, and published by Prentice Hall in 2002.
Member of ad hoc editorial committee for Akst/Bragg text "Basic Mathematics Through Applications," 1st edition, published by Pearson.
Self-published via the web: Adult
Education in Practice: Highlights from the Research.
Class-tester and member of ad hoc editiorial team for
reform intermediate algebra text "Intermediate Algebra: Models, Functions, and Graphs, preliminary and first edition.
Daane, M. C., George, T., Lacefield, R. S., Reid, B. (1996). Using Triadic
Exercises to Promote Independent and Critical Thinking. Proceedings of the
NADE/GA Conference, p. 8.
GRANTS and FUNDING:
Grant for calculator materials from TI, 2007-2011.
Co-Author of Regional STEM grant, 2009.
Partially funded attendance at MAA sponsored workshop: "Revitalizing Your Developmental
Mathematics Course", 2005.
Funded attendance at NCSI (National Computational Science Institute) "First Look" Workshop: Incorporating Computational Science into Undergraduate Courses, 2003.
Partially funded attendance at NSF Chautauqua "Advanced Web Page Design,"
1998, "Web Programming," 2000, "How to Write a Mathematics Textbook and Course Materials", 2004.
Partially funded attendance Hewlett Packard graphing calculator workshop,
TI-82 calculator mini-course, and NSF statistics workshop.
Grant for overhead calculator from Texas Instruments, 1992.
Fully funded Interactive Mathematics Text Project Developer, 1993,
1994. Wrote computer-based interactive "text" for use with Mathcad software.
Fully funded attendance at NSF Dynamical Systems Lecture Series at
Boston University, 1991, 1992
Wrote Eisenhower grants for workshops and to introduce use of graphing
calculators while Department Chair at Union County High School, 1989-1990.