Rani Mathai Profile
B.S. in Physics, with a Chemistry & Math minor, Kerala University
M.S. in Physics, Kerala University
Ph. D. in Adult Education, with a Science Education minor, University of Minnesota
Rani V. Mathai is an associate professor in Education/Science, teaching courses in Education and Earth Sciences. She comes to Judson with almost twenty years of teaching experience in public schools, community college systems and colleges in the US and abroad. Prior to joining Judson she taught at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN for four years in their undergraduate and adult education programs, and for three years at Wheaton, IL in their Education Department. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Physics with Math and Chemistry minors and a Master’s degree in Physics, both from Kerala University in India. Her PhD is in Adult Education from the University of Minnesota with emphasis in Science Education. Her PhD dissertation was on Self-directed learning of Math and Sciences using the Internet. Her husband Varghese Mathai also teaches at Judson in the Communication Arts Department. The Mathais have two sons.
Expertise / Involvements
She has designed and implemented problem-based, self-directed courses in natural sciences for selected students. Her scholarship interest is in adult teacher education and science education.
She works alongside her husband in Bible study groups, fellowships and other church ministries here in Chicago, St. Louis and Minneapolis.
Professional Societies or Affiliations
Dr. Mathai is a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development(ASCD) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).