Pragel, chair of the mathematics and computer science department and an assistant professor of mathematics at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus, says his favorite thing about being a father is watching his children grow and solve new problems. “My favorite part is answering their questions, usually with another question in return asking what they think the answer should be.”
Pragel and his wife, Heather, an administrative office specialist at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus, welcomed a new son, Camden James Pragel, on Feb. 4, 2019. The Pragels have two other children, Heath, 4, and Ellery, 2.
Pragel recalls, “My favorite memory so far with Camden is just before I started paternity leave, when he smiled at me for the first time.”
The most important life lesson that he can give his children: “I hope that I can instill a ‘productive struggle’ mindset in my children.”
He adds, “I may not always be the best father, but I hope that I always continue to become a better father.”