Dr. Ronald Buelow
Associate Professor of Mathematics


 Science Hall, S143
office: 414-443-8553

personal: 262-510-2046
ron.buelow@wlc.edu

Education | Honors | Professional Affiliations | Research | Experience | Presentations | Publications | Course Web Sites
Contact
N8192 Woody Ln Ixonia, WI  53036 Personal: 262-510-2046
Office: 414-443-8553 ron.buelow@wlc.edu
Summary of
Experience
Dr. Buelow is an educator, author, a technology consultant, and educational consultant. He is currently Professor of Mathematics at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin . He has 44 years of experience in education at the elementary, secondary, college, and adult levels. His primary areas of expertise are making mathematics clear to students at all levels of mathematical skill in the classroom and through web resources, and solving technology related problems. Dr. Buelow is skilled in the development and presentation of academic courses, providing technology support for other instructors, developing and delivering multimedia and web-based materials, and using excellent communications skills to develop and deliver presentations to large and small groups. 
Education
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Research
My research has centered around three main areas: (1) Exploring new ways to effectively teach mathematics (especially using computer technology and distance education); (2) Studying mathematical applications with the aim to bring more applications into my teaching, and (3) Studying mathematical beauty and precision in nature. A brief history on this third type of research follows: A book is in process and several multimedia presentations have been produced. Ron calls this research Divine Design.
Experience

Current:

WISCONSIN LUTHERAN COLLEGE, MILWAUKEE, WI
Associate Professor of Mathematics (July, 2006-present)

  • Teacher of: Elementary Statistics (MAT 117)
  • Teacher of: Mathematics for Life (MAT 116)
  • Teacher of: Precalculus (MAT 120)
  • Teacher of: Survey of Calculus (MAT 210)
  • Teach of: Online Calculus I (MAT 221)

NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Adjunct Faculty Member for Fischler Graduate School of Education (2003-present)

DEVRY UNIVERSITY, WAUKESHA, WI
Adjunct Faculty Member  (2009-present)

  • Teacher of: MyMathLab (MATH-017, 032, 092, 114)

Past:

MARTIN LUTHER COLLEGE, NEW ULM, MN
Adjunct Faculty Member for Master of Science in Education degree program (2005-2011)

  • Developed graduate course: Improving Instruction in Mathematics and Science

BETHANY LUTHERAN COLLEGE, MANKATO, MN
Mathematics Professor (July, 1998-2006)

  • Teacher of: Intermediate Algebra (2 semesters)
  • Teacher of: College Algebra (3 semesters)
  • Teacher of: Trigonometry (3 semesters)
  • Teacher of: Foundations of Mathematics (2 semesters)
  • Teacher of: Calculus I (4 semesters)
  • Teacher of Calculus II (3 semesters)
  • Teacher of Linear Algebra (1 semester)
  • Developer and teacher of : Online Calculus I (5 semesters)
  • Development of New Course: Mathematical Problem Solving
  • Development of New Course: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers
  • Teacher of: Mathematical Problem Solving (15 semesters)
  • Developer of complete World Wide Web course sites for all of the above courses
  • Faculty Chairman (2003-2004)
  • Served as the interim webmaster for the Bethany Lutheran College website (summer, 2000)
  • Member of the Information Technology Policy Committee

MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MANKATO, MN
Adjunct Mathematics Professor (2001-2006)

  • Teacher of: Precalculus (2 semesters)
  • Teacher of: College Algebra (6 semesters)

SOUTH CENTRAL COLLEGE, NORTH MANKATO, MN
Adjunct Mathematics Professor (2001-2003)

  • Teacher of: College Algebra (4 semesters)

ST. JACOBI LUTHERAN SCHOOL, GREENFIELD, WI
Educational Technology Consultant (1998)

  • Led faculty in analysis of technology needs.
  • Made a “Technology Possibilities” presentation to the faculty.
  • Produced a 3 year technology plan for the school.

KENOSHA COUNTY (WISCONSIN) DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Educational Consultant (Summers of 1995, 1996, and 1997)

  • Supervised the digitization of county deeds records.
  • Helped design special user interface for custom applications software.
  • Designed and wrote user manual for custom applications software.
  • Designed and conducted on-the-job training for clerks using custom applications software.
  • Designed and conducted personal training in various windows applications for county executives and employees.

WISCONSIN LUTHERAN COLLEGE, MILWAUKEE, WI
Adjunct Professor of Mathematics (August, 1994-May, 1998)

  • Teacher of: College Algebra (5 semesters)
  • Teacher of: Trigonometry (4 semesters)
  • Teacher of: A Survey of Calculus (2 semesters)
  • Teacher of:  Teaching Strategies in the Major (Mathematics) (1 semester)
  • Teacher of:  Elementary Statistics (3 semesters)
  • Teacher of:  Mathematics for Life (1 semester)
  • Member of: Multimedia Committee – task to help college faculty incorporate multimedia and computer technology into their teaching and courses.

SHORELAND LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL, SOMERS, WI
Teacher of Mathematics & Computer Science, Director of Technology (July, 1988-June, 1998)

  • Coordinator of Administrative Computing. Conducted needs assessments, equipment analysis, coordinated purchases, determined network needs, installed equipment, trained staff. Wrote extensive package of school administrative software. 
  • Coordinator of Academic Computing. Conducted needs assessments, equipment analysis, coordinated purchases, determined network needs, installed equipment, maintained equipment on-site, assisted staff and faculty members.
  • Chaired Technology Committee: committee advised on future directions of technology to support the school’s mission.
  • Developer of complete World Wide Web Algebra II Course Site.
  • Classroom Mathematics Teacher: Teacher of Pre-Calculus I, Pre-Calculus II, Algebra II, Algebra I
  • Chaired Computer Science Department
  • Classroom Computer Science Teacher: Teacher of Basic Programming I & II, Computers & Technology, Computer Applications

MICHIGAN LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL, ST. JOSEPH, MI
Principal, Teacher, Director of Technology (July 1977-July, 1988)

  • Principal (4 years)
  • Vice Principal (2 years)
  • Chair of Mathematics Department (11 years)
  • Teacher of Mathematics: Taught Pre-Calculus, Algebra II, Geometry (11 years), Math for Life (3 years)
  • Teacher of Computer Science: Taught BASIC Programming, Advanced BASIC Computer Programming (8 years)

SILOAH LUTHERAN SCHOOL, MILWAUKEE, WI
Principal and Teacher (July, 1970-June, 1977)

  • Principal (3 years)
  • Teacher, grade 8 (7 years)
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