MS Clemson University Mathematical Science - Computer Science
MA Furman University Mathematical Education
BA Agnes Scott College Mathematics
How long have you worked at GSSM?
Started teaching at GSSM in the Fall of 1993.
How long have you worked in academia?
For several years, I taught at the college level at East Tennessee State University and at Cleveland State University.
Tell us what you love about working at GSSM.
The joy of learning is contagious here. The community of scholars is very strong. The students are curious and creative. All in all, GSSM is a wonderful place to be an educator.
Are you a member of any professional organizations?
ACM American Computing Machines
CSTA Computer Science Teachers of America (and South Carolina)
Please list and describe any personal information you would like to share.
My family and I enjoy camping, traveling, and growing vegetables in our garden.
What would your students be surprised to learn about you?
That I hitched across Ireland when I was not too much older than they are.
What's the best thing about Hartsville?
Hartsville is a charming town where you can walk to nearly everything from the world's most visited Sonic to the Kalmia Gardens where there are paths to follow by the creek that are ideal for quiet contemplation.
Who would be invited to your fantasy dinner party (living or deceased) and why?
Terry Pratchett, Frank McCort, Shirley Jackson, Eudora Welty
What's your favorite quote?
"You end up with a tremendous respect for a human being, if you're a roboticist." - Joseph Engelberger, 'father of robotics'