James and Larry hard at work!

Lees-McRae fall scenery.

Biographical Information

I received my Bachelor of Science (1986) and Master of Arts (1988) in mathematics at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. As part of my student teaching, I completed my field experience with honors.

Since 1988, I have been teaching at Lees-McRae College. As part of my teaching duties, I taught all levels of undergraduate mathematics. My primary duties were teaching developmental mathematics and serving as a supervisor of the academic support services. In 1994, I was named chair of the Division for Academic Advancement. I helped to implement a summer studies program for students requiring remedial work. In addition, the division has opened a technology resource room and are actively seeking funding to expand this facility.

I actively serve on the following committees: Curriculum and Academic Standards, Probation and Suspension, Admissions, and served as the co-chair of the Financial Resources Committee for the colleges reaccreditation. I am currently on a leave of absence from Lees-McRae College to pursue Ph.D. work in the Department of Mathematics Education at the University of Georgia. My leave of absence is being funded by Mr. Gordon Cain.

My interests outside teaching are landscaping, hiking, conservative politics, the World Champion Atlanta Braves and being with my family.

Bill Clinton is "non gratum anum rodentum."

Cold day at the two holer!

The Mill Pond

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