Jon Odell - General Information
Illinois State University M.S. in Mathematics
Illinois State University B.S.
- Concentrations in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics
- Was certified in Illinois Public Schools in all 3 areas.
Richland Community College
- Full Time Since 1989
- Adjunct at beginning of College
Winston Churchill College
- Mathematics Department Chairperson
University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh
Illinois State University
Farmer – Corn, Soybeans, Hay, Horses
- Been to Philmont Scout Ranch in 1960, 1992, 2002
- National Jamborees – 1957, 1960
- Eagle Scout
- Vigil Honor in Order of the Arrow
- Wood Badge (Leadership award)
- Assistant Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 85
- Raised and shown Morgan Horses
- Have raised 2 Illinois State Fair Grand Champion Stallions and Illinois State Fair Grand Champion Mare twice.
- Numerous Championships with horses over the years.
Born: Honolulu, Hawaii
Married: Since 1966 to Carolyn
Children: One son – Jonathon who attended and graduated from Drake University and lives in Denver, Colorado.
- IMACC – Illinois Mathematical Association of Community Colleges.
- NCTM – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
- ICTM – Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Some Accomplishments at Richland
- Professor of Mathematics
- Faculty of Year
- Student Selection for Faculty Address to Students at Graduation
- Author of Mathematics Newsletter
- AQIP team on Dual Credit
- Placement Committee
- Tenure Committees
- Calendar committees
- Search Committees including mathematics professors James Jones, Marcella Cremer, and Vern Kays.
- Lead Resource Instructor for a variety of mathematics courses.
- Speaker on Writing and Mathematics
- Committee Member on Mathematics Illinois Articulation (IAI)
- Pilot Program on graphing calculators and introduced the technology to RCC.
- Committee member on Administration/Faculty relations