Tidbits About Lou Ann
An Autobiographical Statement
I was born in Asheville, N.C. but grew up in Charlotte and Gastonia. I attended
N.C. State in Raleigh where I earned a B.S. in Computer Science. After graduation
I married Ramsey Lovin, who was entering the Air Force to become a pilot.
I often joke that if I had not married someone in the military I would have
never traveled west of the Mississippi. After marrying someone in the military,
I never lived east of the Mississippi. We lived in Arizona, California,
Oklahoma, and South Dakota. I went back to school in Oklahoma to become
certified to teach secondary mathematics. The semester I student taught
I was pregnant with our first son, Nathan. I also taught a night course
in Modula 2 at the university and then a course in Pascal at the local community
college. (Yes, I had the Melissa Hansek-Brill syndrome.) I taught mathematics
for two years at a high school in Rapid City, South Dakota. We had another
son, Jacob, and then we moved to Naples, Florida. Eventually we moved back
to N.C. where I earned my M.S. in applied mathematics at Western Carolina
University. While there I decided to go after a Ph.D. in mathematics education.
And that's why I'm here!!!!! We also have a golden retriever that we named
Savannah. The funny thing is, we got her nine years ago when we never dreamed
we'd live in Georgia!
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