Rachel Coleman
Associate Professor, Math & Engineering

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My interest in mathematics and problem solving led me to a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. Following graduation, I worked for 15 years as a mechanical engineer in the aerospace and flow control industries. I followed my interest in mathematics and continued my education at CSU Fullerton obtaining a master’s degree in Mathematics where I also discovered my passion for teaching.

I love teaching mathematics. I am not only inspired by the students who love math, but I am also inspired to change the minds of the students who say, “I am not good at math,” or “I don’t like math.” I want to show them the beauty in the math, not only in the how it works but in the way it works. I want them to experience the relaxing rhythm of the computation, as all of the pieces fit together. I want to help them develop the analytical reasoning skills for problem-solving. I take great satisfaction in encouraging the student who is achieving mathematical self- confidence and seeking their own intellectual curiosity and challenge within the subject.

I am very proud to be working at Long Beach City College and honored to be a part of the mathematics and engineering team. I feel privileged to encourage students in the pursuit of their own academic dreams. I am committed to creating an outstanding academic environment at LBCC and look forward to working with all of you.