Jenny Kerven


Jenny Kerven

Instructor of Mathematics

Office W-3249
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Jenny Kerven is a mathematics instructor here at GGC. She has two master's degrees from Florida State University: one in mathematics, and one in mathematics education. This balance between her understanding of math and her understanding of learning has helped to create the teacher she is today.

Kerven worked as a teaching assistant at Florida State University for four years while working on her master's degrees. After graduate school, she took a one-year temporary position teaching at Gainesville College. At that point, she decided it was time to challenge herself by leaving her comfort zone and teaching high school. She taught at Yeshiva Atlanta High School for two years, until her children were born. After returning to the workforce, Kerven taught mathematics in the DeKalb County School System (Martin Luther King Jr. High School) for six years. During that time, she built up her "toolbox" of teaching strategies which she now brings to GGC.

Kerven is married to Dr. David Kerven (information technology). They have three teenagers.


  • Master's – mathematics education – Florida State University
  • Master's – mathematics – Florida State University
  • Bachelor's – mathematics – University of Florida

Academic Interests

  • Teaching and learning
  • Mathematics
  • History of mathematics


  • William Putnam Award – outstanding teaching by a graduate student