Mathematics Faculty

Ioana Boca (iboca) earned her BS in Mathematics from the University of Bucharest, a Ph.D in Mathematics from the University of Southern California, and a MS in Statistics from the University of Illinois. She teaches Geometry, Calculus 1, and Accelerated Calculus 1.

Warren Buck (wbuck) teaches Algebra 1 and Advanced Topics. He earned his B.A. in mathematics education and his M.A. in mathematics from Eastern Illinois University.
Website: http://www.uni.illinois.edu/~wbuck

Dr. Santiago Camacho (scamach2) earned his B.S. in mathematics at the Universidad de los Andes and his master’s and doctorate in mathematics at the University of Illinois. He served as a visiting assistant professor of mathematics at Illinois Wesleyan, and he was a teaching and research assistant in math throughout his graduate career. He enjoys teaching all levels of high school and college math. He is particularly interested in math contests at the high school level, and he enjoys both playing and coaching volleyball.

Craig Russell (hcrussel) is a Teaching Associate and Executive Teacher who earned his B.S. in mathematics at MIT in 1983, then served in Hawk and Patriot units in Germany for seven years before being "assigned" to RPI, where he earned an MS in Applied Mathematics and completed all but dissertation requirements for the PhD in 1992. He was then assigned to teach at the United States Military Academy (West Point), where he taught freshman and sophomore math courses and was the math department leader in a study involving issuing students laptop computers for class work. At West Point, Mr. Russell was bitten by the teaching bug, so he resigned from the Army to become a high school teacher. Mr. Russell's favorite people are his wife and two children, followed by students who like math. He is teaching Geometry and Accelerated Calculus 2/3.

Erin Smith (erines3) is teaching Math 2 and Advanced Topics. She has a degree in secondary education mathematics from Ball State University and is currently working at UI towards a master’s in Educational Administration. Erin has been a math instructor at Parkland Community College and at Bismarck-Henning High School. She most recently taught at Next Generation School, where she was also head track coach.

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