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Dr. Kenneth S. Weiner

Professor of Mathematics

Dr. Kenneth S. Weiner
Office: Science West 29
Phone: 240-567-5203
Fax: 240-567-5182
Email: ken.weiner@montgomerycollege.edu

 

I hold a Ph.D. in mathematical statistics from the University of Maryland and have just completed my 32nd year as a Montgomery College faculty member. During my tenure at MC, I've been involved in variety of key College activities in addition to my teaching responsibilities.

Department Chair: From 1980-83 I served as Chair of the Rockville Mathematics Department, and during the last year of the three year term I was also Chair of Chairs.

Faculty Research Associate: For nearly 20 years I have had a continuing role as a faculty research associate in the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis (OIRA). In this capacity I've authored studies on the effectiveness of the College's assessment testing and developmental education programs, and continue to be responsible for developing the College's enrollment projections.

AAUP: Since 1986, I've been actively involved with the College's AAUP Chapter, serving almost continuously as President or Chief Negotiator during that time. Currently I serve on the Chapter's Executive Committee in the role of past president. I also served on National AAUP's Committee V on community college issues.

Co-Director of the Biomedical Scholars Program: Together with my colleague, Dr. Barbara Hoberman of the Rockville Biology Department, I co-direct an exciting new initiative for students majoring in the life sciences. This program, which was inaugurated in the summer of 2001 is funded almost entirely by a substantial grant from NIH as part of their Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program. As a result of my work with the Biomedical Scholars I was recognized nationally with a Minority Access Mentor Role Model Award in September 2003 from Minority Access, Inc.

Outcomes Assessment: One of my current major responsibilities is acting as Coordinator of Outcomes Assessment at Montgomery College. With the assistance of other members of the Outcomes Assessment Steering Team this involves developing and implementing a comprehensive college-wide plan to assess the outcomes of all important academic programs, activities, and services that the College offers to its students. I also serve as a member of MHEC's Statewide Student Learning Outcomes Workgroup.

Outcomes Management: During the past 4 years I've worked actively with the Montgomery County non-profit community as a trainer and consultant in the area of outcomes measurment and management. Together with my colleagues Sarah Meehan, Vice President of Advancement for the College and Stacy Haller, an independent consultant, I co-developed a 12-hour course in Outcomes Measurement which we have delivered to over 250 individuals representing more than 125 agencies. Recently Sarah and I designed and delivered a 6-hour course entitled "Using Data to Improve Services and Tell Your Story". I have also co-authored a guidebook entitled "Developing Community-Wide Indicators for Specific Services", recently published by The Urban Institute.

In recent years I've acquired a new role, that of emcee and/or humorist(?) at major College functions, and I've performed as such at numerous College Alumni Awards Banquets, the annual College Faculty/Staff Retirement Celebration, and countless other college events. My ascension to this position is undoubtedly a result more of courage than of talent.

In each of the past 5 years I've also acted as an auctioneer at the Montgomery College Golf Classic held at Woodmont Country Club, gently coaxing, but when necessary coercing and humiliating, participants into donating thousands of dollars for scholarships for needy Montgomery College students.

My personal interests include golf, basketball, gardening, and the stock market, achieving equally mediocre results in each.