Office: Stark Agribusiness Building (SAG) 202A
I have been teaching mathematics since 1971 at various high schools both in the United States and Africa and at Carnegie-Mellon University and MTSU.
A Few Achievements:
I was a missionary in West Africa for four years and learned, to various degrees of proficiency, three West African languages.
Some interesting projects:
I developed a partial analysis of the Themne language in terms of its tonal features. In particular, I discovered that the Themne language uses both a high-pitched low tone and a high tone. Anyone speaking Themne must distinguish between these two tones if they are to be understood.
Describing your teaching style:
What do you like most about teaching?
I like helping students who have had previous difficulties in learning math.
What do you like least about teaching?
I find it frustrating working with students who are unwilling to take responsibility for their learning. I rejoice when students succeed in their learning goals.
What do you expect from your students?
I expect students to be responsible to do what it takes them to achieve their goals.
What should they expect from you?
Students can be assured that I will work with them to whatever extent is reasonable to help them achieve their goals.
Areas of interest outside the classroom:
I am active in my local church. In particular I work with men who are in a 12-month live-in discipleship program at my local church, helping them to overcome addictions.