Rubino, Nicholas

Core Faculty
Mathematics Program Chair
Ph. D.
Boston University
School of Education
Boston
School Affiliation

Graduate School of Education, mathematics education

Academic Focus

Mathematics education, research, assessment, and educational technology

Community Involvement

Dr. Rubino coordinated the formation of a Cambridge College Collaborative Project with the Framingham Public Schools to provide its public school Elementary and Middle School mathematics teachers with graduate level mathematics courses to earn a Mathematics Specialist Certificate from the College.  Similar programs are being discussed for selected other public school systems.  He has worked closely with the college development office and selected college staff members to plan major community oriented grants and programs at the college, related to mathematics education. Several examples are: 1) “Success in Mathematics, Counting on the Community” ($1.7 million); 2) “Hewlett Packard and Technology for Teaching;” 3) “Enablearning Project;” and 4) Roxbury Charter School Professional Development Project.

Courses Taught
  • Mathematics Essentials
  • Diagnosis and Remediation of Student Learning Problems in Mathematics
  • Quantitative Research Methods and Design
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Professional Seminar in Mathematics Education
  • Practicum and Practicum Seminar for Mathematics Classroom Experience
Education
  • Ph.D. Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation, Boston College
  • M.S.  Mathematics, Northeastern University
  • A.B.   Earth Science, University of Massachusetts - Boston
Insight

Dr. Rubino believes that both formal and informal education should prepare the student to be a lifelong, independent learner so that the student will be able to achieve his/her goals in life in an ever-changing, fast paced, technological society.

Professional Experience
  • Associate Professor – Core Faculty Member, Cambridge College
  • Program Chair – Mathematics Graduate Programs, Cambridge College
  • Director of Citywide Title I Programs, Boston Public Schools
  • Senior Program Director of Citywide Mathematics, Boston Public Schools
  • Assistant Headmaster of Mathematics, Umana School of Science and Technology, Boston Public Schools.
  • Associate Director - Evaluation/Statistical Reports, Boston Public Schools.
  • Evaluation Coordinator/Program Evaluator, Boston Public Schools.
  • Administrative Assistant Principal, Wm. B. Rogers Jr. High School, Boston Public Schools.
  • Mathematics/Science Teacher, Wm. B. Rogers Jr. High School, Boston Public Schools.
Awards & Recognitions
  • Teacher Fellowship Award for Professional Service in the Teacher Fellow Mathematics Institute presented by the Bank of New England.
  • Cambridge College Service Award for distinguish service rendered above and beyond expectations to the School of Education and Cambridge College.
  • Cambridge College Service Award for dedication, contribution and loyal service to the School of Education.
Research & Publications

"Linking Reading/Language Arts and Mathematics."  Equity and Choice 2, no.2 (Winter, 1986).

Minimum Competency Testing: A Problem or a Solution?  Department of Management Information Services, Boston Public Schools, Occasional Paper #5, January, 1978

Selected Presentations

Strategies to Improve Mathematics Instruction in Grades 1-4.  Revere Public Schools Professional Development Conference.

The Effects of Organizational Climate on Selected Teacher Characteristics and Students Perceptions of their Educational Environment. Paper presented at the New England Educational Research Organization Annual Conference.

Developing a Multi-Level Evaluation and Feedback System for School Programs.  Symposium participant at the New England Educational Research Organization Annual Conference.

Professional Memberships & Affiliations
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)