Janice Richardson is passionate about education and has spent most of her time at Elon University in service. She received the Outstanding Service Award in the School of Education in 2012 and presently serves as the math education program coordinator in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. As Co-Investigator of an NSF Elon University Noyce Scholars grant, she is dedicated to recruitment of prospective mathematics teachers, research into best practices, and support of teachers during their induction years. Janice loves to travel. She spent the 1993 spring semester in London with Elon students and then when the opportunity came again in 2008, she went to Costa Rica in the spring semester. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing bridge, and conversational Spanish.
I love learning. Combining this love with the opportunities I have had at Elon has been a wonderful experience for me. Whether it is searching for the Rhind Papyrus with Elon students in the British Museum, visiting castles and cathedrals throughout England with students and my family, attending seminars with Teaching Fellows at the Washington Center, or studying how numbers alter culture (and vice versa) in Costa Rica, I realize how important it is to stretch yourself, take risks, and meet people from all over the world.
I love working with students to help them discover the joy of learning and the potential within themselves. My favorite memories are seeing teacher candidates in the math classroom where they are demonstrating their content knowledge, inquiry skills, and love of learning. This is indeed where the rubber meets the road.
Photo and accompanying personal statement were part of the faculty/staff portrait exhibit installed in Mooney Building in May 2010.