MaryAnne Anthony

MDTP California Community College Coordinator


MaryAnne Anthony was the first woman hired as a full-time mathematics instructor by Santa Ana College and taught there for 39 years.  In addition to her teaching duties, MaryAnne served the college as math department chair, acting dean, institutional researcher, and principal investigator on several state- and federally-funded grants. She was a member and chair of numerous college and district committees. She has also been a faculty mentor to several UC Irvine graduate students. She has been honored by the college with the Distinguished Faculty, Staff Development, and Curriculum Development awards.

In 1987, MaryAnne was invited to join the Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project Workgroup and is the longest-serving community college faculty member on the workgroup.  She serves as the liaison between California’s community colleges and the MDTP.  She was instrumental in collecting and analyzing data that led to the approval by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office of the use of MDTP tests for placement in the community colleges.

She is a member of the California Mathematics Council Community Colleges, the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges, and AMATYC’s Placement and Assessment Committee, and was appointed by the state Academic Senate to the Math Workgroup of the Common Assessment Initiative. She has presented at local, state, and national conferences and has led professional development workshops at many colleges and universities.

MaryAnne is co-author of two OpenStax college textbooks, Prealgebra and Elementary Algebra, and of Strategies for Success: Study Skills for the College Math Student, published by Pearson Education. She is the author of one chapter of the 1999 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics publication Developing Mathematically Promising Students. She was a contributor to Insider’s Guide for A Survey of Mathematics with Applications and A Survey of Mathematics with Applications Expanded Edition, 8/E (Addison Wesley). She created and maintains the website www.foundationsofalgebra.com, which provides support materials for college-level developmental mathematics instructors.

MaryAnne earned a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from UC San Diego, a master’s degree in Statistics from San Diego State University, and a master’s degree in Educational Computing from Pepperdine University.

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