**Mathematics Department** is part of the College of Sciences

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Dean PriestDistinguished Professor of MathematicsPh.D., University of Mississippi HU Box 10764 Searcy, AR 72149 501-279-4516 dpriest@harding.edu |

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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Ph.D. Mathematics Education, University of Tennessee, 2010

M.S. Secondary Administration, Harding University, 1996

B.A. Mathematics, Harding University, 1990

M.S. Secondary Administration, Harding University, 1996

B.A. Mathematics, Harding University, 1990

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Harding University, 2007-Present

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

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

Process Control Engineer, ABB, Columbus, OH 1998-2003

Mathematics Instructor, Cabot High School, Cabot, AR 1993-98

Mathematics Instructor & Basketball Coach, Incrilik High School, Incirlik, Turkey, 1991-93

Mathematics Instructor, Jacksonville Junior High South, Jacksonville, AR, 1990-91

Arkansas Mathematics Secondary Teaching Certification

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE)

Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE)

Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ACTM)

Mathematical Association of America (MAA)

The use of secondary mathematics methods courses to teach content, pedagogy and beliefs to preservice teachers.

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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Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Emphasis in Mathematics Education, Memphis State University, 1992

Dissertation: "Parental Expectation and its Relationship to Achievement in Algebra I"

M.S.E., Mathematics, Harding University, 1985. Thesis: "A Study of Mathematics Anxiety Among Quantitative Business Analysis Students"

B.S., Mathematics, Harding College, 1972Associate Professor of Mathematics, Harding University, 1996-2001

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

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

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Reviewer for The Mathematics Teacher

Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Mathematical Association of America

Alpha Chi

Phi Kappa Phi

Associated Women for Harding

Reviewer for The Mathematics Teacher

Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Mathematical Association of America

Alpha Chi

Phi Kappa Phi

Associated Women for Harding

Robert HuffAssistant Professor of Mathematics Ph.D., Rice University HU Box 10764 Searcy, AR 72149 501-279-4517 rhuff@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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Ph.D. Statistics, Rice University, 1993

B.S. Mathematics, Harding University, 1988

Dissertation - "Good Multi-Stage Designs in Dose-Response Studies"

M.A. Statistics, Rice University, 1992B.S. Mathematics, Harding University, 1988

Associate Professor of Mathematics, Harding University, 2000-Present

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

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

American Statistical Association (ASA), 1990-Present

Mathematical Association of America (MAA), 1998-Present

Mathematical Association of America (MAA), 1998-Present

Sponsor for Sigma Tau Sigma Social Club

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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Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Arkansas, 1977

M.S. Mathematics, Northeast Louisiana University, 1973

B.A. Mathematics, Harding University, 1971

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

M.S. Mathematics, Northeast Louisiana University, 1973

B.A. Mathematics, Harding University, 1971

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

17 Hours of Graduate Level Statistics

Professor of Mathematics, Harding University, 1990-Present

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

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

Mathematical Association of America, 1975-Present

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)

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 |

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