About Us

Dr. Marie Nabbout-Cheiban (Chair) Dr. Nabbout-Cheiban is an assistant Professor of Mathematics Education with a research background and experience in using dynamic software in the teaching of mathematics. She has conducted workshops and developed and presented inquiry-based activities in local conferences. She will develop activities and materials for high school Geometry and Algebra and conduct workshops using GeoGebra. She will coach the activity of the Institute and serve as a chair.
Dr. Therese Bennett Dr. Bennett is a Professor of Mathematics with experience in designing projects and labs using different Computer Algebra Systems for Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, and all levels of Calculus. She will work on developing materials using CAS and give related workshops at the Institute for college-level mathematics courses.
Dr. Leon Brin Dr. Brin is a Professor of Mathematics with a long history of supporting and using open source mathematical software. He will help organize and deliver workshops at the Institute and produce materials with a focus on algebra and calculus for the high school and college level.
Mr. Timothy J. Brzezinski Mr. Brzezinski is a full-time mathematics teacher at Berlin High School and an adjunct faculty member of Central Connecticut State University's Department of Mathematical Sciences.  He has taught a wide range of courses ranging from remedial mathematics to UConn/AP Calculus. Within the mathematics classroom, he regularly uses GeoGebra to foster active, student-centered, discovery-based learning.  He will continue to give professional development workshops for middle school & secondary mathematics teachers in effectively using GeoGebra as a platform for discovery-based learning, a tool to differentiate instruction, and a resource for meaningful student remediation.
Dr. Braxton Carrigan Dr. Carrigan is an assistant Professor of Mathematics with a research background in Computational and Discrete Geometry and experience in secondary education and teacher training. He will develop activities in Algebra and Geometry for undergraduate college courses and high school secondary courses and give workshops at the Institute.
Dr. Raymond Mugno Dr. Mugno is a Professor of Mathematics with a research background in statistics. He will help organize and deliver workshops at the Institute and produce materials with a focus on probability and statistics for the high school and college level.
Mr. Albert Navetta Mr. Navetta is a mathematics instructor at the University of New Haven. He has taught and used GeoGebra in courses ranging from Introductory Algebra to Calculus. Most of his GeoGebra work involves trigonometry visualizations. He also has developed several calculus, algebra, and geometry based worksheets. He will deliver workshops focusing on trigonometry and calculus.
Dr. Robert Vaden-Goad Dr. Vaden-Goad is an associate Professor of Mathematics with a research background in Geometric Topology. He has taught geometry using technological tools for student investigation at both undergraduate and graduate levels for many years. In addition, he has been doing classroom based investigations and research for nearly twenty years. He will develop material for high school and college level Geometry and do research on GeoGebra.