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Julian Viera
Dr. Julian Viera, Jr.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics|Mathematics
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Office Location
Margret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building, 225
Office Hours
  • Tue/Thurs: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • You can always knock on my door, I am usually in my office.
Class Schedules
  • MAT 104 B (Mon/Wed/Fri: 2:40 pm – 3:50 pm)
  • MAT 202 (Mon/Wed/Fri: 9:20 am – 10:30 am)
  • MAT 203 (Mon/Wed/Fri: 10:40 am – 11:50 am)
  • MAT 104 B
  • MAT 202
  • MAT 203

I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. I always found math to be logical and easy to work with. After graduating from high school, I left home for college. As a first-generation college student, no one in my home could advise me about the rigors of higher education. As I struggled to learn how to read an academic book and study daily, I realized I wanted to become a math teacher. I wanted to return to El Paso and prepare Latinx students from my community for college. I became a high school teacher after earning my master's degree in mathematics. Several years later, I took a position as a lecturer at the University of Texas at El Paso. In 2012 I wanted to expand my understanding of teaching mathematics, so I began a doctoral program. I attained my Ph.D. in teaching, learning, and culture with an emphasis on math education in 2017. I came to Berea College to be a part of an institution that believes in education for all people. I hope to contribute to the legacy that is Berea College.

  • Ph.D. Teaching, Learning, and Culture with an emphasis in math education, 2017
  • M.S. Mathematics, 1994
  • B.S. Mathematics, 1992
Publications & Works
  • Viera, J., Kosheleva, O. (2023). Historical Diversity Through Base-10 Representation of Mayan Math. In: Ceberio, M., Kreinovich, V. (eds) Decision Making Under Uncertainty and Constraints. Studies in Systems, Decision and Control, vol 217. Springer, Cham.

    Rakes, C. R., Stites, M. L., Ronau, R. N., Bush, S. B., Fisher, M. H., Safi, F., ... & Viera, J.
    (2022). Teaching Mathematics with Technology: TPACK and Effective Teaching
    Practices. Education Sciences, 12(2), 133.

    Viera, J., Kosheleva, O., & Kreinovich, V., (2019). From gig economy to gig education.
    Mathematical Structures and Modeling, 50, 107-111.

    Viera, J., Kosheleva, O., & Kreinovich, V., (2019). Should school feel like a family: Lessons
    from business controversy as interpreted by decision making theory. Mathematical Structures and Modeling, 50, 112-116.

    Viera, J. (2018). Emergent bilinguals self-affecting their self-efficacy through bilingual digital
    environments. In M. J. Spector, B. B. Lockee, & M. Childress (Eds.), Learning, design,
    and technology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-17727-4.
    Switzerland: Springer Nature.

    Viera, J., Kosheleva, O., & Shahbazova, S., (2018). Bilingual students benefit from using both
    languages. In L. Zadeh, R. R. Yager, S. N. Shahbazova, M. Reformat, & V. Kreinovich
    (Eds.), Recent Developments and New Direction in Soft Computing: Foundations and
    Applications (pp. 431-439). Switzerland: Springer Cham.

    Viera, J., M. J., Munter, J., & Kosheleva, O. (2014). College readiness for Hispanic future
    teachers: the effectiveness of a cognitive learning computer system in improving
    mathematical skills. The Texas forum of teacher education, 4, 62-173.

    Viera, J. (2013). Intelligent tutoring software and their effectiveness for Pre-calculus. In
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