Dr. Dana H. Dodson is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education and teaches all of the math methods courses (elementary, secondary, undergraduate and graduate) plus two educational equivalent math courses for elementary majors (EDUC N102 ~ MATH T102 and EDUC N103 ~ MATH T103). Dr. Dodson is co-Director for the FIRST LEGO League qualifying tournament at IU Northwest each Fall and serves on the coordinating board and as the Technical Problem Solving judge for the Science Olympiad tournament in the Spring. Dr. Dodson is a T3 Regional Instructor for Texas Instruments.
Dr. Dodson has her M.S. and Ed.D. from The University of Houston. Both her graduate education degrees have focused on Curriculum & Instruction and Mathematics. Dr. Dodson has taught both part-time and full-time since starting her doctorate coursework in 1987 at such locations as: San Jacinto College (east of Houston, TX), University of Houston at Clear Lake City, TX, Brazosport College (Lake Jackson, TX), Brazoswood High School, Waubonsee Community College (Aurora, IL), University of St. Francis (Joliet, IL), College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn, IL), and Scott High School (Taylor Mill, KY).
Dr. Dodson’s undergraduate degree is in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas (Austin, TX). Dr. Dodson worked for Monsanto (Chocolate Bayou, TX) supporting the ethylene plant as a Process Engineer and for Dow Chemical Company (Lake Jackson, TX) as a Production Engineer in their glycol plant. Unable to find a babysitter at 2 a.m. when her plant engineering responsibilities would be ringing, Dr. Dodson changed careers from Engineering to Education. Dr. Dodson received her certification as a Registered Profession Engineer in the state of Texas.
Dr. Dodson takes delight in teaching students the use of math manipulatives and appropriate use of technology in the classroom. Her door is always open, feel free to stop by and let her share her passion for mathematics and education with you.