Georgetown College Math Circle guest lecturers for spring 2015 are as follows:
Dr. Jonathan Dickinson • Georgetown College Associate Professor of Physics, M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University in Chemical Physics
The majority of Dr. Dickinson’s teaching load is introductory-level courses, including both semesters of college physics and an integrated physical science course for pre-service teachers. His primary focus is teaching and mentoring students, and helping improve K-12 school science education.
Dr. Lisa Eddy • Georgetown College Assistant Professor of Education, Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Prior to becoming a faculty member at Georgetown College, Dr. Eddy taught high school and middle school mathematics. She is interested in why the brain works, specifically how some students believe that they could not do math, while others loved it.
Dr. William Harris • Georgetown College Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Harris’s teaching interests include elementary statistics, abstract algebra, mathematical modeling, and the use of computer software in his courses. He is particularly interested in the applications of mathematics and computational power to biology.
Dr. Christine Leverenz • Georgetown College Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky in Mathematics; M.S. University of Kentucky in Computer Science
Dr. Leverenz is professor of mathematics and computer science and an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Education. Her teaching specialties include calculus, analysis, linear algebra, and mathematics for elementary education.
Dr. Danny Thorne • Georgetown College Associate Professor of Computer Science, M.A., University of Kentucky in Mathematics; Ph.D., University of Kentucky in Computer Science
Dr. Thorne teaches a variety of computer science and math courses, has contributed to the development of a new interdisciplinary Georgetown College major in computational sciences, and has developed a new course on high-performance computing.
Dr. Homer White • Georgetown College Professor of Mathematics, and Coordinator of Mathematics, M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina in Mathematics
Dr. White’s original area of research was in ergodic theory, which is the study of the long-term average properties of systems that may appear to be chaotic and unpredictable in the short-term. From this work he gradually developed a strong interest in probability and statistics.