About Jack

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• PhD in Mathematics
• Mathematics teacher for 40 years
• Former Chair of UNO Math Department  2000-2012
• Elected member, Learning Community Coordinating Council

Complete Bio:
• Born February 23, 1939 in Cedar Rapids IA
• Married to Sharon Conlon; three children
• US Navy Active Duty 1959-1961
• Education: University of Iowa, BA 1963, MS 1965, PhD (Math) 1967

Employment:
• University of Tennessee, Mathematics Professor, 1967-1977
• Insurance Agent and Apartment Manager, Des Moines IA, 1977-1984
• University of Nebraska at Omaha, Mathematics Professor, 1984-2017

Highlights of UNO Career:
• Twelve years experience in providing leadership to a large academic department
• Principal Investigator for large NSF grant to work with Metropolitan Community College to increase the number of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) majors at UNO
• Initiated BBF funded Mathematics Teacher Assistant Program to send UNO students into eight Omaha area middle schools to assist math teachers in the classroom

Political involvement:
• Elected Member, Knoxville TN School Board, 1975-1977
• Elected Member, Learning Community Coordinating Council, 2010-present
• Candidate, Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District, Republican Primary, May 15, 2012

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When I’m not working on the deficit.