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Richard Smatt: Faculty and Staff

Richard Smatt
Instructor of Mathematics, Director of the Math Lab

Department:

Math & Technology

Research, Professional and Creative Activity:

Professor Smatt pursued his masters in Mathematics Education - Curriculum and instruction with the University of Phoenix & at the University of West Florida. He completed his bachelor degrees in Accounting & Finance at Florida State University.

Professor Smatt has been teaching at Flagler College since August 2011. He is the Director of the Math/Accounting Learning Center & Professor. He is also a Curriculum Specialist and Online Professor with Mount Washington College, Ashford University, Colorado Tech University, and Southeastern College. He has taught college mathematics for more than 11 years and public school math for 6 years. Further, he has taught at a community college, private universities, and online. He has experience in teaching math, accounting, and GED math courses.

In Professor Smatt’s words: “I love seeing students succeed. It is very inspiring to see students begin a journey that they see as a great struggle and end up realizing their potential and that anything is possible for them. I love contributing to the field and helping students overcome their anxiety with math and learn how to study better. Math should seem accessible and interesting, just as any subject, and it is certainly possible to understand. If you feel like you have math anxiety don't worry I will be ready to guide you through this course. So, regardless if you haven't had math in years or just simply put it off until the end of your degree, I will be right by your side from day 1 to the last day :o)”