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Jean L. Phanor

Jean L.  Phanor

Jean L. Phanor

Associate Professor, Mathematics

Academic II, Room 2216


Jean L. Phanor was appointed Associate Professor of Mathematics in 2017. Previously, he had been an Assistant Professor of Mathematics since, 2015Instructor of Mathematics at SUNY Rockland Community College since September 2010. He joined the College in 2006 as an adjunct faculty member and has taught Mathematics Skills, Algebra, Finite Mathematics, Precalculus, Statistics , Calculus, Multivariable Calculus , among other courses. He has also taught as an adjunct at Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ. A former RCC student, Phanor has deepened his involvement with various academic pursuits at the College. Among other roles, he is co-chair of the Mathematics Department New Course Development Committee, chair of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Health Professions Division curriculum committee, and an elected representative on the Faculty Senate. Phanor is a published author and has given presentations both professionally and for RCC’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL).


  • BS Applied Mathematics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
  • MS Pure Mathematics, City Of University Of New York ( CUNY)


  • Lifetime certifications from American Red Cross: Shelter Operations, Fulfilling the American Red Cross mission, Volunteer Orientations, 2008
  • Certification, Northeastern Conference: Adventist Community Services Disaster Response, 2008
  • Certificate from RCC for service to the College, 2006-2011
  • Rensselaer Alumni Scholarship, 2000-2003

Professional Accomplishments

  • Co-Chair, Mathematics Department New Course Development Committee, 2012-present
  • Science Search Committee, 2013
  • Math Department LAP Revision Committee, 2012
  • Math Department Scholarship Committee, 2010-Present
  • Faculty Senate representative, STEM and Health Professions Division, 2011- 2013
  • Faculty Senate representative at-large, Mathematics, 2013-2015
  • New Faculty Council, 2010-2013
  • Math, Natural and Health Sciences Division Curriculum Committee, 2011-present


  • “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 (Second author), Rocky Hill, CT

Presentations (Selected)

  • “Emergence of Content Validity Evidence in Cognitive Ability Testing for Employment Selection: Coming to Terms with a Different Validation Model,” 2013 Northeastern Educational Research Conference (NERA) Annual Conference, Rocky Hill, CT
  • “Discover the Hidden Features of Math Type,” RCC Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), 2013
  • Basic Calculator Workshop for Novice Users through CETL, RCC, 2011 and 2012