Board of Academic Advisors
John Koker has been a member of the UW Oshkosh faculty since 1991. As a professor in the Mathematics Department, he served as chair of that department from fall 2000 until his appointment as Interim Dean of the College of Letters and Science. He has chaired the Faculty Development Board, the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human participants and the Academic Policy General Education Subcommittee. John currently is a member of the executive committee for the UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development. He received a 2002 UW Oshkosh Distinguished Teaching Award, was named a 2004 UW Oshkosh Rosebush Professorship for excellence in teaching, scholarship and service and won the UW System Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award in 2006.
John received a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, a M.S. from Purdue University and a B.A. from St. Norbert College. His research interests are in Algebra and Graph Theory.
He just completed directing the program “Creating Middle School Classrooms Containing an Atmosphere of Mathematical Reasoning and Problem Solving” in partnership with the Menominee Indian School District and the Menominee Tribal School that was funded by an ESEA Title IIB Mathematics and Science Partnership grant. He has received several Eisenhower Professional Development Program grants focusing on problem solving in the middle grades. He was the Chair-elect, Chair and Past-chair of the Wisconsin Section of the Mathematical Association of America from 2000-03 and currently serves as Governor of the Wisconsin Section.