Gabi Booth, 2014
- Associate Professor, School of Mathematics
- DSC employee since: Full-time, 1996; adjunct, 1992.
Degrees and schools where awarded: M.A. Mathematics Education, University of Central Florida; B.S. Mathematics Science, University of Central Florida; B.S. Civil Engineering , Fachhochschule Giessen-Friedberg, Germany.
Career/Professional honors: Dr. James R. Johnson Teaching Excellence Award recipient
Outside interests: Running, painting, photography
What did you do prior to joining Daytona State College? I attended university in Germany.
What professional projects are you working on right now? I am working on a presentation called “Adobe Connect: Virtual Office Hour” that I will co-present with Dr. Jeff Zahnen in May at the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD)Conference in Austin, Texas.
What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State College experience? Teaching my students mathematics and seeing them graduate.
What is one goal you still hope to achieve in your career? To be promoted to Senior Professor.
In life? To run a marathon.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? Never doubt yourself.
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I have seen Pink Floyd’s The Wall Concert live at the Berlin Wall.
Last book read: Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life by Queen Noor
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? A fine wine served at room temperature.
Who are the four people in the history of the world you most admire? Albert Einstein, Elisabeth I, Michael Jordan and (soccer great) Lionel Messi.
The Daytona State of Mind to me means the same thing Nelson Mandela said: “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.”