R. Emilio Fernández

R. Emilio Fernández

Associate Professor
Coordinator of Developmental Math
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Mathematics PLV

R. Emilio Fernández

Marks Hall


Personal Quote

"Listening is an art that few of us learn to develop, despite the fact that it makes us better communicator." By me, today :)

Faculty Bio

As an Assistant Professor of Mathematics, my primary roles are to teach undergraduate courses and to coordinate our developmental math courses.

Awards and Honors

  • Pace University, 2022, Keynan Excellence in Teaching Award


PhD, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, 2016
Mathematics and Engineering Education, Management, and Policy

MA, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, 2012
Hispanic Languages and Literature

BA, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, 2009
Hispanic Languages and Literature

BS, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, 2009
Pure Mathematics

AS, Bronx Community College, Bronx, NY, 2006
Pure Mathematics

Associate of Applied Engineering Sciences, AAES, Industrial polytechnic Institute of Santiago: Instituto Politécnico Industrial de Santiago (IPISA), Santiago, Dominican Republic, 2002
Industrial Electronic Engineering Technology

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

My research threefold: Primarily, I am carrying out a comprehensive quantitative analysis of the high school mathematics courses of New York City public schools. Second, in the broad area of STEM education, I concentrate on Mathematics and Engineering Education with emphasis on policy and pedagogical innovations. Lastly, I have research collaborations in the areas of “technology for social good”, and “the role of the university in the innovation ecosystem. I am also interested in the pedagogical preparedness of prospective and in-service teachers of mathematics, and STEM doctoral students.

Courses Taught

Past Courses

LLS 100: Latina/o Communities
MAT 100: Fundamental Mathematics
MAT 100: Fundamental Mathematics (CAP)
MAT 103: Algebra
MAT 103: Algebra - Arithmetic
MAT 103: Algebra-CAP
MAT 104: Finite Math: Integrated Review
MAT 104: Finite Mathematics
MAT 117: Elementary Statistics
MAT 130: Precalculus
MAT 131: Calculus I
MAT 134: Intro to Prbablty & Statistics
MAT 234: Intro to Prob & Stat Analysis

Publications and Presentations


Technological innovation and entrepreneurship: Education, social good and economic development
Fernández, R. E., Ferguson, D. L. & Magsi, K. (2016). World Technopolis Review. Vol 5 (Issue 14) , pages 19-30.

Vertical transport in the urban atmospheric dispersion test
Fernández, R. E. & Heiser, J. M. (2008). Vol VIII https://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1051001

Related News and Stories


Through a Provost’s Office Summer Research Grant, Lulu Moquete ’24, Mathematics, guided by her faculty mentor Emilio Fernández, PhD, stepped out of her academic comfort zone to analyze the cultural and sociological effects of colonialism on the Dominican diaspora.

Pace Magazine

Meet Pace’s newest Faculty in Residence Ramón Emilio Fernández, PhD, as he outlines his aspirations for the position, and say goodbye to outgoing Faculty in Residence Jane Collins, PhD, as she offers reflections on the importance of bridging the gap between students and faculty.