John Squires serves as the head of the math department at Chattanooga State Community College, where he has worked with the faculty to integrate technology throughout the curriculum, from developmental math to the calculus sequence. John is the architect of the nationally acclaimed U Do the Math program, which won the prestigious Bellwether Award and was featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Several studies have documented the effectiveness of this program in closing gender, race, and income achievement gaps. The math department at Chattanooga State has worked with local high schools to introduce blended learning into the high school math classroom while expanding opportunities for dual enrollment, a model that is now being replicated at colleges and high schools throughout the nation.
John was selected as the League for Innovation’s 2010 Cross Fellow and wrote the 13th Cross Paper, which focused on course redesign. He has written articles for the American Association of Community Colleges and the Education Commission of the States, and has authored an award-winning e-text series for developmental mathematics. As an NCAT Redesign Scholar, he has worked with colleges, universities, and systems around the nation in utilizing technology to improve student learning and achievement. John has a B.S. in economics from Iowa State University, an M.A.T. in mathematics from Drake University, and an M.S. in mathematics from the University of Tennessee.