Thompson, Virginia

Thompson, Virginia

Curriculum Vitae

Doctoral Lecturer
Mathematics and Computer Science

Phone: 718-262-2548
Office Location: AC-2D05

Office Hours  
Mondays  10am-10:50pm 
Tuesdays  10am-10:50pm 
Wednesdays  10am-10:50pm 


Degree Institution Field Dates
EDD  Teachers College Columbia University  Mathematics Education  2009 
MA  Teachers College Columbia University  Mathematics Education  2000 
BS  CUNY York College  Mathematics  1998 
Born and raised in South Jamaica (Queens, NY) as a child of eleven, Dr. Virginia Thompson often would pass by York College, aspiring to be an insider, not just an outsider looking in. In 1993, her aspiration came to fruition when she was given the opportunity to enter as a freshman at York College, and was encouraged to follow her dreams in studying mathematics. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from York College in 1998, which laid an excellent foundation for her as she continued her studies at Teachers College (Columbia University). There, she acquired her Master of Arts degree in Mathematics Education in 2000, and went on to complete a doctoral degree in Mathematics Education. Recently York College invited Dr. Thompson to teach in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science as a Doctoral Lecturer. She was eager and elated to return back to her home, and teach along with faculty members who once taught her.

Areas of Expertise

Technology in Mathematics Education
Computer Algebra Systems

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Teaching Math 119 at York " October 13, 2015: Mathematics Department Faculty members.

" Effective Teaching Strategies with Computer Algebra Systems " May 9th, 2014: CUNY Mathematics Conference.

" Teaching and Learning Mathematics Online " May 8th, 2013: Mathematics Department Faculty and Students.

" How to Host a Successful Conference at York College " January 18th, 2013: Prof. 201 Faculty Development Workshop.

" Technology in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics " October 27th 2011: Mathematics Department Faculty.

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

Teachers College, Columbia University Minority Scholarship: 2005-2009.

City of New York, Mayor’s Excellence in Technology Award: 2001.


PSC-CUNY, A case study comparing student experiences and success in an undergraduate mathematics course offered through online, blended, and face-to-face instruction. July 2017: 3,499.02.