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    Dr. Deborah Bennett
    Professor 

    Email: dbennett@njcu.edu 
    Phone: (201) 200-2201
    Office: Karnoutsos 506
    Specializations: Mathematics

    Education

    Ph.D. Mathematics Education, New York University
    M.S. Operations Research, George Washington University
    B.S. Mathematics, University of Alabama

    Biography

    Dr. Deborah Bennett received her Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from New York University, her M.S. in Operations Research from George Washington University, and her B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Alabama. Dr. Bennett was an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Farmingdale, as well as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Pace University in New York City. She has been a statistical consultant for the New York City Department of Finance, a consultant for a private market research firm, an operations research analyst for the U.S. General Accounting Office in Washington, DC, a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana, West Africa, and a research professional for the Institute for Defense Analysis in Arlington, VA.  Dr. Bennett is presently a Professor at New Jersey City University, with a joint appointment in the Mathematics Department and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

    Dr. Bennett co-authored Algebra for ALL (McGraw-Hill Co., 1997) and was the author of Randomness (Harvard University Press, 1998). Randomness has been published in hardback and paperback and has been translated into Japanese, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese (complex characters and simplified characters), and Korean. Dr. Bennett’s book Logic Made Easy: How to Know when Language Deceives You was published by W. W. Norton in hardback in 2004 and in paperback in 2005 and was published separately in the United Kingdom (Penquin, 2005). Logic Made Easy received a 2004 Choice Award and was translated into Japanese, Indonesian, Korean, and complex Chinese. Dr. Bennett is the author of a chapter, Defining Randomness, in the Philosophy of Statistics : Vol. 7 Handbook of the Philosophy of Science, Prasanta Bandyopadhyay and Malcolm Forster (eds.), Elsevier, Oxford: Elsevier, 2011, pp.633-639.

    Dr. Bennett is happily married to actor/composer Michael Hirsch, who has appeared in hundreds of TV commercials (see, for example, Pump your Blood), is a Law & Order repeat offender, and is the composer of the scores for the musicals Alice...through the Picture Tube and Algonquin. Mr. Hirsch teaches song-writing and composition at NJCU.  

    Selected Publications

    Algebra for ALL (McGraw-Hill Co., 1997)
    Randomness (Harvard University Press, 1998)   
    Logic Made Easy: How to Know when Language Deceives You (W. W. Norton, 2004)