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Thompson, Virginia

Thompson, Virginia

Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor
Mathematics and Computer Science

Phone: 718-262-2548
Office Location: AC-2D03

Office Hours  
Thursday  10am - 11:50pm (and by appointment) 


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 
Dr. Virginia L. Thompson 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 (TC), Columbia University. There, she acquired her Master of Arts degree in Mathematics Education in 2000, and went on to complete a doctoral degree at TC in Mathematics Education in 2009. Dr. Thompson’s research interests are on: computer algebra systems, technology in mathematics education, teaching and learning online and open education resources.

Areas of Expertise

Technology in Mathematics Education
Computer Algebra Systems
Teaching and Learning Online
Open Education Resources (OER)

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Thompson, V. & McDowell Y.. "A case study comparing student experiences and success in an undergraduate mathematics course taught online, blended, and face-to-face." International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology. 7(2) April 2019: 116-136.

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Increasing the OER Capacity of Precalculus Courses at York College & Queensborough Community College " May 10th, 2019: CUNY Coordinated Undergraduate Education (CUE) Conference.

" Zero Cost TextBooks " October 11th, 2019: Mathematics Department Faculty members and Students.

" Mathematical Resources Available to Students " March 22nd, 2018: Mathematics Department Faculty members.

" Promoting Student Engagement in Online Mathematics Courses " November 11th, 2017: First Northeast RUME One-day conference.

" 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 members.

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, Exploring Open Education Resources in Pre-Calculus. July 2019: $3,499.52.

CUNY Collaborative Open Educational Resources in STEM (COERS) Program, Increasing the OER Capacity of Pre-Calculus Courses at York College & Queensborough Community College. March 2018: $10,000.00.

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.

Offices Held In Professional Societies

Member, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education: .

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Career Day Speaker for the Queens High School for the Sciences at York College: Spring 2017.