Donald Coscia

Adjunct Professor Email Whitman Hall, Room 180

While at SUNY - Farmingdale State College:

  • Developed and ran faculty development workshops on teaching online mathematics courses to Farmingdale State College faculty,
  • Developed and taught online mathematics course for the Farmingdale State College's Mathematics Department from 2005 to the present;
  • Participated in Open SUNY Angle and Blackboard workshops. and
  • Presented a paper entitled Successful Experiences in Teaching Colligate Mathematics Online at the 26th International Conference on Technology in College Mathematics, Atlanta, GA.


While at SUNY - Stony Brook University:

  • Developed and taught a Blackboard based graduate Statistics course for the Masters of Liberal Studies program.
  • Received Stony Brook University's Term Contract;
  • Attended eight Stony Brook University TLT Blackboard workshops; and
  • Participated in the first faculty exchange program between Suffolk Community College and Stony Brook University..


While at Suffolk Community College:

  • Awarded Professor Emeritus in the Mathematics Department (Ammerman Campus);
  • Excellence in Service on SCC's Title III Grant Award;
  • Ammerman Campus Governance Distinguished Faculty Award;
  • Grand Marshall Ammerman Campus Graduate exercises;
  • SUNY Provost's Distinguished Service Award;
  • SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching;
  • Associate Dean for Instructional Technology;
  • Assistant Dean for Mathematics and Computer Science as well as the Honors Program (Ammerman Campus);
  • Assistant Dean of Instruction at the Eastern Campus;
  • Head of the Mathematics Department (Ammerman Campus)
  • Assistant Head of the Mathematics Department (Ammerman Campus)
  • Appointed Professor of Mathematics;
  • Appointed Associate Professor of Mathematics;
  • Taught every mathematics course offered at Suffolk Community College (SCC);
  • Taught a Desire2Learn online course in -
    • Statistics
    • Algebra II
    • Precalculus
  • Developed Finite Mathematics Course and developed Calculus with Business Application course;
  • Chaired the reformation of the Mathematics Emphasis;
  • Presented papers on computing in mathematics at local, state, national, and international conferences;
  • Chaired the Mediate Mathematics project;
  • Associate Director and Director of NY State and National grant projects;
  • Authored a textbook on computing in mathematics;
  • Developed the first "smart" classroom in the mathematics department; and
  • Developed SCC's Video on the College's Distance Education Program. and
  • Chairman of the SUNY FACT Committee.


While at the American School of Paris (Paris, France) -

  • Taught in their Mathematics Department and Computer Science Department; and
  • Began writing my textbook on computing in mathematics.


While at St. Francis College (Brooklyn, NY) -

  • Taught junior and senior level mathematics courses; and
  • Promoted to Assistant Professor.

Courses Taught

Joined Farmingdale State College, as an adjunct professor, in 2005 specifically to develop and teach online undergraduate mathematics courses

  • Developed and taught Blackboard online undergraduate MTH107 - Introduction to Mathematical Ideas;
  • Developed and taught an Angel & Blackboard online undergraduate MTH110 - Statistics;
  • Developed and taught an Angel & Blackboard online undergraduate MTH116 - College Algebra; (currently taught during the Intersession semester);
  • Developed and taught a Blackboard online undergraduate MTH129 - Precalculus (currently taught during the fall and Spring semesters); and
  • Developed and taught a Blackboard online undergraduate MTH130 - Calculus 1 with Applications (currently taught during the Fall and Spring semesters.)

Use MyMathLab (MTH105), MyStatLab (MTH110), WebAssign (MTH129 & MTH130), and WileyPlus (MTH116) websites when teaching online classes.


  • Masters of Arts, Mathematics, St. John's University, Jamaica, New York, 1968 – Magna cum Laude
  • Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics (Education), St. John's University, Jamaica, NY, 1966
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