Elisabeth Jaffe

Elisabeth Jaffe

Assistant Professor

EMAIL: ejaffe@bmcc.cuny.edu

Office: S-642J

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Phone: +1 (212) 776-6393

Before joining the BMCC Math Department in Fall 2017, Professor Elisabeth Jaffe taught algebra, calculus, advanced topics in mathematics and writing at Baruch College Campus High School.

“My favorite thing is to help students see mathematics in the world around them,” she says. “I want them to see the quadratic functions of water fountains or throwing a basketball. I want them to think about the relationship between volume and surface area when blowing up a balloon, or the importance of angles when buying a slice of pizza. I want them to realize they do complex mathematics in their heads every time they cross a street against the light. I want my students to see math as a creative subject.”

At BMCC, she is helping non-STEM students develop an enjoyment of, and confidence in mathematics. There is a high expectation at BMCC that every student can learn, she says. “We are all lifetime learners, and BMCC embraces that philosophy.”



  • Ed.D. Columbia University, Mathematics Education,
  • M.A. Columbia University, Mathematics Education,
  • B.S. Columbia University, Computer Science,

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