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##### Mathematics Department

# Faculty

Ron SmithAssociate Professor of MathematicsPh.D., University of Tennessee Department Chair HU Box 10764 Searcy, AR 72149 501-279-5597 rgsmith@harding.edu |

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### Education:

M.S. Secondary Administration, Harding University, 1996

B.A. Mathematics, Harding University, 1990

### Professional Experience:

Mathematics Instructor, Bloom Carroll High School, Carroll, OH 2003-25

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### Professional Membership:

Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE)

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James BurkAssistant Professor of MathematicsPh.D., Washington State University HU Box 10764 Searcy, AR 72149 501-279-4704 jlburk@harding.edu |

Jill DavisAssistant Professor of MathematicsM.S., University of Arkansas HU Box 10764 Searcy, AR 72149 501-279-5596 jdavis8@harding.edu |

Deborah DukeAssociate Professor of MathematicsEd.D., Memphis State University HU Box 10764 Searcy, AR 72149 501-279-4507 dduke@harding.edu |

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### Education:

### Professional Experience:

**Teaching**

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Harding University, 1991-96

Instructor of Mathematics, Harding University, 1982-90

Mathematics Teacher, Harding Academy, 1988-89

Mathematics and Science Teacher, Bradford High School, Bradford, Arkansas, 1973-74

Graduate Assistant in Mathematics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1972

**Administrative**Coons Endowed Chair in Biomedical Sciences, 2000-2005

Chair, Health Sciences Committee, Pre-med Advisor

Administrative Council for Teacher Education

Institutional Review Board, Secretary

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Reviewer for The Mathematics Teacher

Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Mathematical Association of America

Alpha Chi

Phi Kappa Phi

Associated Women for Harding

Jason HollandProfessor of Mathematics Ph.D., University of Mississippi HU Box 10764 Searcy, AR 72149 501-279-4516 jholland5@harding.edu |

Marty SpearsAssociate Professor of MathematicsPh.D., Rice University HU Box 10773 Searcy, AR 72149 501-279-4789 mspears@harding.edu Personal Site |

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### Education:

B.S. Mathematics, Harding University, 1988

### Professional Experience:

**Teaching**

Associate Professor of Mathematics, University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL), 1998-2000

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, University of Houston-Clear Lake, 1992-1998

Instructor for AEGIS Program, "Mathematical Modeling", 1994-2001

Teaching Assistant, Rice University, 1992

Graduate Research Assistant, Rice University, 1988-92

Computer Programmer, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1988-1992

**Administrative**Director of Institutional Research, Harding University, 2002-Present

Chair of Mathematics Department, University of Houston-Clear Lake, 1999-2000

Executive Committee Member, Texas Section of MAA, 1999-2000

Chair of Computer Advisory Committee, University of Houston-Clear Lake, 1998-2000

Chair of Library Advisory Committee, University of Houston-Clear Lake, 1998-1999

### Professional Membership:

Mathematical Association of America (MAA), 1998-Present

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Travis ThompsonProfessor of MathematicsPh.D., University of Arkansas Dean of the College of Sciences HU Box 10934 Searcy, AR 72149 501-279-4464 thompson@harding.edu |

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### Education:

M.S. Mathematics, Northeast Louisiana University, 1973

B.A. Mathematics, Harding University, 1971

Post-Graduate, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1982-83

### Professional Experience:

**Teaching**

Associate Professor of Mathematics, Harding University, 1985-90

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Northeast Louisiana University, 1983-85

Assistant Lecturer, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1982-83

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, LSU at Eunice, 1980-82

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, 1979-80

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Michigan Christian College, 1977-79

Graduate Assistant in Mathematics, University of Arkansas, 1973-77

Graduate Assistant in Mathematics, Northeast Louisiana University, 1971-73

**Administrative**Dean, College of Sciences, Harding University, 2002-Present

Assistant to the Dean, College of Sciences, Harding University, 1987-2002

Director of AEGIS Program, "Artificial Intelligence", 1990-2001

Director of AEGIS Program, "Arkansas - An Abundance of Energy", 1986

Director of MTGS 1988, "Mathematics Teachers of Gifted Students", TITLE II

Title III Coordinator, 1987-90

### Professional Membership/Activities:

American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC), 1978-Present

Louisiana Executive Vice President of the LA-MS section of the MAA, 1984-85

Reviewer (referee) for the AMATYC Review (1980-82, 1987-1993)

Editorial Board Member for the AMATYC Review (1988-1991)

Arkansas Delegate to the AMATYC (1988-1990, 1992-1995)

National Chairperson, AMATYC meeting in Little Rock, AR (1995)

Laurie WalkerAssistant Professor of MathematicsM.S., Florida Institute Technology HU Box 10764 Searcy, AR 72149 501-279-5283 lwalker3@harding.edu |

Grant WhiteLecturer, Mathematics M.S., University of Arkansas HU Box 10764 Searcy, AR 72149 501-279-4517 gdwhite@harding.edu |