Jackie Nygaard

Associate Dean Of Teacher Preparation

Phone Number   208-496-7540
Email Address   nygaardr@byui.edu
Address   308 HIN


  • Instructional Leadership, Ed.D., Education, Utah State University, 2008
  • Mathematics Curriculum Development, M.Ed., Secondary Education, Southern Utah University, 1998
  • B.S., Mathematics, University of Utah, 1994


  • Middle level Mathematics Education
  • Community and Parent Involvement in Education
  • Program Evaluation

Work Experience

  • BYU-Idaho Mathematics 2007–
  • Desert Hills Intermediate School 2004–2007
  • Dixie Middle School 1994–2004
  • United States Marine Corps 1986-1990

Current Projects

  • Department Chair
  • Course Lead for Geometry (Math 350) and Mathematical Connections (Math 275)

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Jackie Nygaard has been teaching in the math department at BYU-Idaho since 2007. He came to BYU-Idaho from the public schools in St. George, Utah where he taught mathematics and science, and served as an administrator. Jackie has a passion for Middle school students, Mathematics and appreciates uniting those passions in helping BYU-Idaho students prepare to become mathematics educators.