Faculty

Bowman
Dr. David Bowman • Associate Professor of Physics, Coordinator of Physics and Engineering

Office Location: Asher Science Center, Room 124
Phone: 502-863-8094
Email: David_Bowman@georgetowncollege.edu

B.A. Bethel College
Ph.D. University of Minnesota at St. Paul in Physics


Crawley
Dr. Bryan Crawley • Associate Professor of Computer Science, Coordinator of Computer Science and Information Systems

Office Location: Asher Science Center, Room 123
Phone: 502-863-8098
Email: Bryan_Crawley@georgetowncollege.edu

B.S., M.S., Ph.D. University of Kentucky in Computer Science
Dr. Crawley, a Georgetown College professor since 1989, serves as coordinator of the Computer Science and Information Systems programs. His teaching interests include programming languages, compilers, operating systems, computer organization and architecture, and the foundations of programming. Before coming to Georgetown College, Dr. Crawley worked as a programmer/analyst in medical research with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where he developed software for a variety of applications in cardiology and neurology research.

Dickinson
Dr. Jonathan Dickinson • Associate Professor of Physics

Office Location: Asher Science Center, Room 129
Phone: 502-863-8095
Email: Jonathan_Dickinson@georgetowncollege.edu

B.S. Georgetown College in Physics, Math, and Philosophy
M.S., Ph.D. Virginia Commonwealth University in Chemical Physics
Dr. Jonathan Dickinson is an associate professor of physics at Georgetown College with which he has a lifetime of connections. His father, Dr. Bartlett Dickinson, was a professor of physics at Georgetown College when Jonathan was born. Between morning Montessori and afternoon kindergarten, he ate lunch with his father on campus and attended the weekly co-curricular events in the chapel. His childhood memories include shows in the planetarium, gazing at the Foucault pendulum, playing in the halls of the Asher Science Center, and performing in the Lab Theater as part of the Georgetown College Children’s Theater. Upon the conclusion of his five years as a student of Georgetown College, Jonathan received a BA in philosophy and a BS in physics and mathematics. During a seven-year hiatus from Georgetown College, Jonathan completed an MS in applied physics and a PhD in chemical physics at Virginia Commonwealth University and married Dr. Jenna Ross, also a Georgetown College alumnus. Now in his ninth year as a professor at Georgetown College, Jonathan’s primary focus is teaching and mentoring students. The majority of his teaching load is introductory level courses including both semesters of College Physics and an integrated physical science course for pre-service teachers. Each summer he teaches the astronomy module of the college’s PAEMS camp (Pre-collegiate Academic Experience in Mathematics and Science) to science oriented high school students. His involvement with two Science Teacher Alliances has provided him with opportunities to better understand and help improve K-12 public school science education. Jonathan acknowledges that he is a bit verbose.

Harris
Dr. William R. Harris • Professor of Mathematics, Department Chair

Office Location: Asher Science Center, Room 120
Phone: 502-863-7921
Email: William_Harris@georgetowncollege.edu

B.A., Transylvania University in Mathematics/Computer Science
M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Mathematics
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Mathematics
Dr. Harris has been at Georgetown since 1992. He serves as chair of the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science. His 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, and wishes to engage students in research projects in these areas.

Leverenz
Dr. Christine Leverenz • Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

Office Location: Asher Science Center, Room 102A
Phone: 502-863-8097
Email: Christine_Leverenz@georgetowncollege.edu

B.S. Butler University
M.A., Ph.D. University of Kentucky in Mathematics
M.S. University of Kentucky in Computer Science
Dr. Christine Leverenz has been at Georgetown College since 1982. She is professor of mathematics and computer science and is an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Education. Her teaching specialties include calculus, analysis, linear algebra, and mathematics for elementary education. She also prepares students for studying maths at Oxford by giving tutorials in Real Analysis.

Rebekah Robinson
Dr. Rebekah Robinson • Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Office Location: Asher Science Center, Room 122
Phone: 502-863-8335
Email: Rebekah_Robinson@georgetowncollege.edu

B.A. University of Evansville in Mathematics
M.A. University of Louisville in Mathematics
Ph.D. University of Louisville in Mathematics
Dr. Rebekah Robinson started teaching at Georgetown College in the fall of 2012. Her current research interests center in statistics, focusing on segmented regression models. Her teaching interests include statistics, linear algebra, calculus, and math for elementary education. She is particularly interested in math education and the implementation of computer software in the study of statistics.

Roinestad
Dr. Kristine Roinestad • Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Office Location: Asher Science Center, Room 119
Phone: 502-863-8099
Email: Kristine_Roinestad@georgetowncollege.edu

B.S. St. Mary’s College of Maryland in Mathematics
Ph.D. Virginia Tech in Mathematics
Dr. Roinestad began teaching at Georgetown College in 2010. Her current research interests center on fractal geometry. She also hopes to study mathematics education as it relates to undergraduate mathematics education. Dr. Roinestad’s current teaching interests include real and complex analysis, algebra, point-set topology, all levels of calculus, and a desire to work with undergraduates on research projects and to prepare them for the Putnam Exam. She is an advisor for the MPC Club and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, as well as a faculty member of PAEMS. She completed a Project NExT fellowship, a professional development program of the Mathematics Association of America (MAA), and is currently also involved in the Association for Women Mathematicians (AWM) and the Young Mathematicians Network (YMN).

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Dr. Danny Thorne • Associate Professor of Computer Science

Office Location: Asher Science Center, Room 121
Phone: 502-863-8362
Email: Danny_Thorne@georgetowncollege.edu

B.S. Eastern Kentucky University
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 including a cross-listed Introduction to Numerical Methods course. He contributed to the development of a new interdisciplinary major in Computational Sciences at GC and developed a new course on High Performance Computing. He was on the advisory board of a Howard Hughes Medical Institute grant that the science division received from 2008-2013 which provided, among other things, many opportunities for student research with faculty mentors here and with mentors at other institutions in academia, government and industry. The grant funded a high performance computing lab which Dr. Thorne designed and assembled, partly to support the HPC course and partly to support computational sciences oriented activities by science division students and faculty.

homer white
Dr. Homer White • Professor of Mathematics, Coordinator of Mathematics

Office Location: Asher Science Center, Room 115
Phone: 502-863-8307
Email: Homer_White@georgetowncollege.edu

A.B. Princeton University in Philosophy
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 an interest in probability and statistics, and the balance of his teaching efforts are directed toward that area. He is very much engaged in the movement to teach statistics at both elementary and advanced levels with R and related open-source software, and is currently developing R-related software for statistics education. He regularly performs statistical consultations both inside and outside of the College. Other academic interests include the history of mathematics; he has written articles on—and made translations from—both eighteenth-century European mathematicians and mathematicians working in India during Classical times. Dr. White also teaches in the College’s Foundations Program, authoring and maintaining the instructor-resource materials related to the Roman Catholic monk and author Thomas Merton. He is active with the Lexington Friends Meeting (“unprogrammed” Quakers) and the Furnace Mountain Zen Retreat Center, practices Ashtanga yoga, rides a bicycle, works with various grassroots social-justice organizing groups, and tends a somewhat disorderly organic garden.

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Brad Burton • Adjunct Instructor of Computer Science

Email: xbb@cypress.com

B.A. Georgetown College in Math and Computer Science
M.S. University of Kentucky in Computer Science, employed at Cypress Semiconductor in Lexington.


Dr. Austin French • Emeritus Professor of Mathematics

Email: Austin_French@georgetowncollege.edu

B.A. David Lipscomb College
M.S., Ph.D. Auburn University in Mathematics
M.S. University of Kentucky in Computer Science