Richard Tamburro, 2013
- School of Mathematics Professor
- DSC employee since 1998
Degrees and schools where awarded: B.S., UCF; M.S., Mansfield University, Ed.S
Math/Statistics, Comp Science, Distance Learning, Educational Technology, UCF.
Career/Professional honors: Student Advocacy, National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development; Victory Flag, College Connections College-wide Committee (Chair), Faculty Senate Senator.
Outside interests: Nature, art, music, math/science/philosophy, community service.
What did you do prior to joining Daytona State College? Computer & Educational Technology consultant
What professional projects are you working on right now? College Connections Committee; DSC Speakers Bureau; Faculty Senate Senator; Faculty Senate Service & Outreach Committee; Faculty Senate Advocacy Committee; Faculty Senate Bylaws Committee; School of Mathematics newsletter; Central Florida Mathematics Curriculum Alignment Committee, a Florida Department of Education Best Practice; two papers on infinity & Godel numbering.
What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State College experience?
Helping DSC students succeed, as well as Volusia County high school and middle school students via outreach programs.
What is one goal you still hope to achieve in your career? Senior Professor; author five more scholarly papers (25 so far).
In life? Hang out in my garden & citrus grove, art/music/math/science/philosophy, community service and hit the trails with 4x4 or dirt bike.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? Stay healthy.
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I studied art in college.
Last book read:Meta Math! by Gregory Chaitin, and Citizenville by Gavin Newsom.
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Polite but persistent.
If you could have a dinner party and invite any four people, dead or alive, the guest list would be:Socrates, Cleopatra, Ben Franklin, Nietzsche, Bach.
“The Daytona State of Mind” to me is the most dedicated professors ever, from my experience at two universities and four colleges.