Bro. Daniel P. Wisniewski, O.S.F.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Provost
Brother Wisniewski is the Provost of DeSales University as well as an associate professor of mathematics. Prior to joining the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at DeSales, he earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from Bryn Mawr College, an M.A. in mathematics from Villanova University, an M.A. in Christian Spirituality from The Washington Theological Union, and a B.S. in mathematics (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from The Catholic University of America. He is also a graduate of Father Judge High School in Philadelphia.
Brother Dan’s research interests include number theory, mathematics education, the preparation of future teachers, and Salesian spirituality. Some of his more recent publications include “Constructing Understanding in a Mathematics Methods Course,” with Aidin Amirshokoohi (Teaching Children Mathematics, May 2018); “The Student Learning Objective (SLO) Process: Pre-Service Teacher Training in this New Component of Measuring Educator Effectiveness,” with John T. Garey (Pennsylvania Teacher Educator, Fall 2016); “Incorporating Reading & Writing to Increase Student Appreciation of Mathematics” (PCTM Magazine, Fall 2015); and, “Tetranomial Thue Equations,” with Helen G. Grundman (Journal of Number Theory, 2013). With two of his Oblate confreres, he edited Love Is the Perfection of the Mind: Salesian Studies Presented to Alexander T. Pocetto, O.S.F.S., on the Occasion of His 90th Birthday (Center Valley, PA: Salesian Center for Faith & Culture, 2017) which includes his research article “Loving Acquiescence: St. Jane de Chantal’s Abandonment to Divine Providence in Times of Grief.”
In 1996, Brother Wisniewski professed vows as a religious brother of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. He previously served the Oblates’ Wilmington-Philadelphia Province as a Provincial Councilor, and was a board member for the National Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM).
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