Math, Science and Technical Arts
Mark Dinan comes to the Pasadena Waldorf School with several years of teaching experience and over twenty years of experience designing and programming interactive, hands-on educational and scientific software. A graduate of the California Institute of Technology, Mr. Dinan pursued graduate studies in Physics at UC Berkeley. He taught undergraduate Physics at UC Berkeley, as well as High School Astronomy and Calculus at Caltech. After graduating from Caltech, Mr. Dinan continued to work on their SEED/CAPSI project, designing and implementing software to supplement the hands-on science kits used in the Pasadena Unified School District. This work led Mark to develop, design, and program Whyville, an online virtual world devoted to teaching math, science, and other subjects via multiplayer simulations and communal experiences.