Chair and Associate Professor
Mathematics & Computer Science
At Louisville High School in Ohio I was selected by the associated press as a second team all Ohio defensive back in football. I attended Edinboro University of Pennsylvania on a football scholarship, but after 2 seasons I transferred to Ohio University to pursue a degree in Engineering. I obtained the following degrees from Ohio University in Athens: 1. BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering 2. MS, Mathematics (over 90 graduate hours) 3. Ph.D., Administration in Higher Education I worked as an Assistant Professor in Mathematics for 5 years at the eastern Campus of Ohio University. In 2003, I accepted the position at UNCP as an Assistant Professor in Mathematics. I was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor on August 15, 2007. In addition I was appointed by the Provost to be the Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science in June of 2007.
What have you learned while teaching at UNCP?
I am fortunate to be a part of a University where teaching is rewarded and "learning gets personal"
What do students like best about your class?
Students often comment about the excitement in my voice when a student understands an abstract topic in mathematics. They are pleased to see that I am passionate about teaching mathematics!
The faculty and staff do an excellent job in assisting all students in and out of the classroom.