James Kassar believes that the most inspiring thing about Lynn University is the people. You will meet people that will challenge and surprise you. They may be a professor, administrator, staff member or a fellow student. The people you meet at Lynn will amaze you with their humanity and excellence and that is evident when you visit the Remembrance Plaza or look at the dedication and enthusiasm of Lynn students working on their Citizenship Project.
Lynn is a great place to explore all the possibilities that you are passionate about, and when you discover what you want to do with your life, Lynn will provide you with the best resources to achieve your goals.
James J. Kassar joined the College of Arts and Sciences as an assistant professor of mathematics in the fall of 2006. He began his career at Lynn by teaching mathematics courses, including college algebra and calculus. In 2008, he was promoted to the chair of the department of mathematics. Currently, professor Kassar serves as the director of Lynn's accelerated bachelor's program and teaches personal finance as part of Lynn University's Dialogues of Learning. Prior to working at Lynn University, Kassar worked as the assistant principal at Thomas A. Edison Vocational & Technical High School in Jamaica, Queens and the assistant principal at Coconut Creek High School in Coconut Creek, Florida. His greatest professional pleasure is assisting students and parents in achieving their goals. The 2017–18 academic year is Kassar's 44th year in education and he is most honored to be part of the Lynn University faculty for the past 12 years.
B.A., Brooklyn College
M.S., The College of Staten Island
P.D., St. John' University
James Kassar is a lifelong educator with a passion for learning. He believes that all students, including those with different learning abilities, can learn and be highly successful. An integral component of his teaching style is to incorporate the 3 R's in his daily presentations:
- Relevance: Students must understand why they need to master the subject matter. An effective teacher clearly shows the relevance of the curriculum through real-world applications
- Rigor: Students must be challenged and learning must reach the highest level for each student
- Relationships: Students must be respected and the effective teacher must develop close professional mentoring and coaching experiences with students.
Areas of scholarship
- Mathematical applications and personal finance
Awards and honors
- JROTC Outstanding Service Award, Coconut Creek High School, 2004
- Educator of the Year, Association of Teachers of New York, 1992
- Queens High School Supervisor of the Year Nominee, Queens High Schools, 1990-92
- Vocational Industrial Club of America (VICA) Outstanding Service Award, 1990