For over 30 years, I have taught math to different groups of people. After teaching math at Rochester College in Rochester, MI from 2011-2013, I accepted a job at Nebraska Community College where I taught math from 2013-2018. Since my family was all in Michigan, I moved back here in 2018 and have been teaching for Spring Arbor University first as adjunct , later a half time instructor, and now as full time assistant professor. It is exciting to be back close to family. My daughter and son-in-law live in Warsaw, IN and my son is currently living with my husband and I while finishing an online degree with Liberty University.
My husband and I are originally from Texas which is why all my degrees are from Texas. Since I could never decide what I wanted to be when I grew up and I love school, I have a plethora of degrees. My first degree was a BS in Physical Education and Health from Abilene Christian University. Next, I earned a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University. Years later, I returned to school and receive a MS and PhD from Texas A&M in Kinesiology. At SAU I teach Algebra, Statistics and Engineering Statics. It is a blessing to get to teach to a wide variety of students/disciplines as I teach for the Business department, Health and Exercise Science department, and Math department.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, watching movies and training dogs. My dogs consist of a Flat-coated Retriever and a miniature poodle. Of course, one of my favorite activities is to just spend time with my family. My husband and I also host small group Bible studies at our house and are actively involved at our church.
- Ph.D: Texas A&M
One reason I am excited to teach at SAU is my belief in Christian Education. My undergraduate degree was from Abilene Christian University and my high school diploma is from Abilene Christian Schools. My husband has worked for Abilene Christian University, we both worked for Rochester College and now SAU (he recently retired from SAU). My children have also experienced Christian education. I have seen first-hand the difference it can make in the lives of young people.