Over her career, Janice has been involved in a variety of educational adventures involving STEM. Her participation in a program known as “Science and Whole Learning” at the MIT Media lab inspired her involvement in a number of early initiatives integrating technology in the classroom. She completed a Master’s Degree in this field; developed and taught the first computers in education course at Salve Regina University; worked as part of a team to develop, pilot and teach three new courses for Lesley University’s Masters program in Computers in Education; and helped launch and directed the Rhode Island School of the Future (RISF.net), an organization dedicated to helping schools and teachers improve the “lifelong” learning skills of their students through technology enriched design activities (with a focus on robotics). She also lead the pilot for the Learning through Engineering, Art and Design (LEAD) project in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Janice retired from Rutgers University in 2009 after 17 years. As Associate Director of Rutgers University’s Leadership Program in Discrete Mathematics (LPDM), Janice helped develop and refine this NSF funded program and she oversaw its implementation and replication over 60 times in 14 states for over 1600 teachers. While at Rutgers, She was a columnist for the newsletter the Discrete Reviewer and published two articles in Vol. 36, Discrete Mathematics in the Schools (1997) a book that was co-published by DIMACS and NCTM.
Currently she co-directors “Problem Solving and Critical Thinking with Discrete Mathematics” in partnership with Rhode Island College, the West Bay Collaborative and the Cranston, RI public schools; is working with the Rhode Island Department of Education helping to role out the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics in their “Race to the Top” initiative; and is in a supporting role at the Rhode Island College STEM center. Janice is the Co-founder and Co-organizer of annual K-12 Conference in Discrete Mathematics at Boston College, a conference which is going into its eleventh year. Janice is a frequent presenter at state, regional and national mathematics conferences and on the board of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England (ATMNE). She is a long-time member of the National Council of Teacher’s of Mathematics, the Rhode Island Teachers of Mathematics and the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England.