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Jeralynne Hawthorne

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
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Jeralynne Hawthorne is assistant professor of mathematics at Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Michigan. She has more than 30 years of teaching experience in undergraduate education teaching math and geology. She earned a Master’s of Science degree in applied mathematics from Purdue University with additional graduate work in geology from Wichita State University. Hawthorne was selected to participate in the Supporting Implementation of Intel Math program and served as an instructor for this program at the Washtenaw ISD. She is excited about the opportunity to integrate the Intel Math strategies into the Foundations of School Mathematics course she teaches.

Mathematically, her interests lie in mathematical thinking – especially in how learning mathematics can help our reasoning skills. She is also interested in history and development of math. Geologically, she is interested in field trips and in reading the rocks.

Hawthorne is married with two children, one grandchild, and one dog. Her hobbies include reading and painting walls.


  • M.A.: (Applied Mathematics) Purdue University, 1977