Gregorio Ponce


  • B.A. Applied Mathematics, University of California San Diego
  • M.A. Applied Mathematics, University of California San Diego
  • Ed.D. Educational Leadership, University of San Diego


Gregorio is a native of Imperial Valley and has worked in higher education ( San Diego State University--Imperial Valley Campus and Imperial Valley College) in the County for the last 15 years. His work has focused either on the teaching of mathematics or the professional development of teachers of mathematics. Outside of his work, Gregorio dedicates his time to his family.  

On October 1, 2015, Gregorio was appointed as Interim Dean for SDSU's Imperial Valley Campus. He will serve for the 2015-2016 academic year or a until a new Dean is appointed. 

On March 7, 2017, Gregorio was appointed to the position of Dean of SDSU's Imperial Valley Campus.

Research Interests

Gregorio's research interests include student mathematical thinking and its implications for changing teacher classroom instructional practices, particularly as it applies to English language learner.

Past Projects

2015 High School Migrant Education Summer Academy



Rodriguez-Valls, F, and Ponce, G. (2013). Classroom the we space: Developing student-centered practices for second language learner (SLL) students. Education Policy Analysis Archives 25, no. 55.

Curlango, C. R., Ponce, G., and Lopez-Morteo, G. (2011). A specialized search assistant for learning objects. ACM Transactions of the web.

Ponce, G. (2008). Using, seeing, feeling, and doing absolute value for deeper understanding. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 14, 234-240.

Ponce, G. (2007). Critical juncture ahead! Proceed with caution to introduce the concept of function. Mathematics Teacher, 101, 136-144.

Ponce, G. (2007). It's all in the cards: Adding and subtracting integers. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 13, 10-17.

Garrison, L., Ponce, G., and Amaral, O. (2007). Ninety-percent of the game is half mental. Teaching Children Mathematics, 14, 12-17.

Garrison, L., Amaral, O., and Ponce, G. (2006). Unlatching mathematics instruction for English learners. NCSM Journal of Mathematics Educational Leadership, 9(1), 14-24.

Ponce , G. A., and Garrison, L. (2004) Overcoming the walls of silence and despair that surrounds word problems. Teaching Children Mathematics, 11, pp. 256 - 262.
 Gregory Ponce  

Gregorio Ponce

Dean, SDSU—Imperial Valley

Professor, Mathematics

SDSU-Imperial Valley Campus
720 Heber Avenue
Calexico, CA  92231

Phone: 760-768-5659
E-Mail: [email protected]