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Rani Mathai Profile

Contact Information

Name:Rani Mathai
Year Started:2005
Phone Number:847-628-1084
Office Location:LTOW 217


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
Self-directed learning of Math and Sciences via the Internet.


Dr. Rani V. Mathai joined Judson in 2005 with over twenty years of prior experience as a professor at Minnesota state colleges, Bethel University, and Wheaton College in Illinois.

At Judson Dr. Mathai teaches in three schools—Education, College of Liberal Arts and the Center for Adult Professional grams. She directs Judson's Adult Liberal Arts Program.

Dr. Mathai has been a keynote speaker and workshop leader at conferences on women, family, community, presenting themes of intercultural significance. In professional areas she offers training workshops and curriculum labs with distance delivery models. She led a Judson faculty team to a series of multistate teacher training seminars in India in 2010 and has strong, ongoing service associations with pedagogy providers of Northeast India.


Dr. Rani Mathai was a Fulbright Scholar of 2012-13.  During the award year, she taught and designed curricula for the distance programs of the Indira Gandhi National University's central campus in Delhi, India.  During the one-year term of the award, she guest-lectured and offered workshops at many colleges of India and Nepal.
Dr. Mathai's other honors include the fellowship at the Leadership Academy of University of Minnesota’s Adult Education School and the NIH Grant for Health Science Programs.

Professional Societies or Affiliations

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)


Rani Mathai’s husband Varghese Mathai also teaches at Judson, in the English department. They jointly direct The King’s Errand, Judson’s adult chapel program. The Mathais have two sons, Rajeev and Alexander, both young college graduates.

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