The Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics

Hackerman Academy of Mathematics and Science

The Willard Hackerman Academy of Mathematics and Science was established in 2006 through a generous gift from Willard Hackerman, president and CEO of Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. The academy is housed within the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics on the campus of Towson University. Former NASA astronaut Donald A. Thomas, Ph.D., is director of the academy.

  Don Thomas and 4th graders at Hollifield Station Elementary School
Don Thomas met with 4th graders at Hollifield Station Elementary School in Ellicott City as part of a gifted and talented program called From Myth to Mars.

The goals of the Hackerman Academy are to attract more students into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) majors and to prepare teachers who will be energized to teach in area schools in these much needed discipline areas. Additionally this initiative will provide advanced training in math and science to existing teachers in the state of Maryland.


The academy's mission is to excite young Maryland students about the wonders of science and mathematics, to encourage them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and to energize and prepare teachers in these disciplines.


Hackerman Academy of Mathematics and Science
Psychology Building, Room 208 (campus map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-3659

Two young students looking at model of space station

The Hackerman Academy hosts the Saturday Morning Science series on the Towson University campus. This series of programs for children and adults is offered throughout the academic year. We look forward to seeing you there!

See the Calendar of Events.


WJZ interview of Don Thomas

WJZ web extra with Don Thomas

Make a Gift to the Hackerman Academy

Your charitable gift to the academy will support outreach activities helping to inspire our next generation of students and provide support to our teachers in Maryland.





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