Assistant Professor: Math
In 2011, I started my Masters degree at the University of Minnesota in Mathematics with an Emphasis in Education. I was a TA in the Mathematics Department for calculus courses. The summer before I had encountered God in a mighty way. I ended up sharing my testimony of Jesus Christ with my calculus discussion sections that fall, spring, and my Pre-calculus section that I taught in the summer.
Becoming a little more bold I prayed at the beginning of the first day of class Fall 2012 for all of my Pre-calculus sections. My students protested and I lost my TA-ship. I took a semester off not sure what to do next, discouraged. I fasted and prayed. I told the Lord when He returned I would not mind teaching Math at His University. The Lord then gave me a position teaching math Saint Paul Community College that same spring 2013, as a substitute for a maternity leave.
My last semester of my masters program, after getting my MN math teaching license I emailed North Central asking if they needed adjuncts. I was hired the following spring 2015 to teach Discrete Math, the topic of my masters thesis.
I didn’t have to wait until the Lord came back to teach at one of His schools.
WHAT ARE YOUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE?
My masters thesis was in combinatorics, which is a topic in number theory. The undergrad course that touches on these topics is discrete mathematics. I also have training in teaching math. I have my Minnesota Math Teaching License, which was my emphasis in my masters program.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT TEACHING AT NORTH CENTRAL?
Talking freely about the intersection of God, the bible, and our lives in the context of a math course.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE CLASSES TO TEACH?
College Algebra, Liberal Arts Math, Calculus, Discrete Math, and Math History.