Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Eric Magaram was appointed Assistant Professor of Mathematics in 2015 and has served as Chair of Mathematics since 2014. Previously, he had been an Instructor of Mathematics at RCC since September 2010 and Discipline Coordinator of the Mathematics Department since September 2011. Among the courses he has taught at the College are Mathematics Skills (on-site and online), Algebra, Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Calculus and Quantitative Literacy (beginning in 2014). He also is involved in many other activities to increase student success and achievement, including Completion Day, tutoring students in math in the Tutoring Center, and several other endeavors across the campus.
Magaram was previously a faculty mentor at the Harcourt Fellowship Program at Hunter College, CUNY. At the College of Staten Island, he worked as an adjunct lecturer, teaching Statistics, Algebra and Trigonometry while also serving as a Teacher Academy Resource Specialist, which included duties as mentor and tutor.
- BS Mathematics, College of Staten Island, CUNY, 2005
- MS Applied Statistics, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2007
- “Forty under 40” award from Rockland Economic Development Corporation, 2013
- Contributor to many different committees at RCC, including the Faculty Senate, the RCC Association Board, the Quality of Life Committee and several others
- Advisor, Alpha Phi Sigma, RCC’s Chapter of the International Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa
- “Eliciting Student Judgments of Intrinsic Difficulty for Studying Student Misconceptions in Solving Basic Mathematics Items,” published in the Northeastern Educational Research Association (NERA) 2011 Conference Proceedings (first author), Rocky Hill, CT
- “Estimating Examinee Intrinsic Difficulty for Providing Greater Specificity of Feedback for Instruction,” published in the International Association for Educational Assessment 2011 Conference Proceedings (third author), Manila, Philippines
- Presented at conferences such as the Northeastern Education Research Association (NERA), Rocky Hill, CT; the Modern Modeling Methods Conference, University of Connecticut; and various others