Donna L. McCart, M.S.

Associate Professor, the john Merck Division of Science and Technology

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  • M.S., Mathematics Education, Syracuse University, 1990
  • B.A., Mathematics and Education, Syracuse University, 1988

Teaching experience

  • Associate Professor, Merck Division of Science and Technology, Southern Vermont College, 2003-present
  • Mathematics Specialist, Southern Vermont College, 1991-2003
  • Instructor, Mathematics, Syracuse University, 1989-1991
  • Teacher, Mathematics, Fort Plain High School, 1990-1991


  • College math
  • College algebra
  • Statistical methods
  • Applied calculus

Why I teach

There is nothing better than witnessing the moment when a student finally understands a concept. I also cherish the moments when former students approach me and inform me that they actually used some aspect of the math they learned in one of my classes.


  • Outstanding Service Award, Southern Vermont College, 2005
  • Outstanding Faculty Member, Southern Vermont College, 1996-1997
  • Vermont Educational Opportunity Programs Educator of the Year, 1995-1996
  • Outstanding Faculty Member, Southern Vermont College, 1993-1994

Favorite Book

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Favorite Movie

Love Actually

Best part of being at SVC

The best part of being at SVC is working with staff and faculty who are committed to meeting the educational needs of the students.