Nancy Cobb, mathematics instructor, holds a B.S.Ed. in secondary mathematics from the University of Georgia and a M.A. in secondary mathematics from Piedmont College. She joined the mathematics department in 2015. Nancy believes teaching is her God given talent, and she enjoys sharing her love of mathematics with her students. Nancy taught mathematics to high school students in Georgia’s public schools for 10 years. She also worked at Westinghouse Savannah River Nuclear Site in Aiken, South Carolina, as a financial analyst. Nancy and her husband, Dennis, live in Hartwell, Georgia. They have a daughter, Meagan, who is majoring in Spanish at the University of Georgia.
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10 (NIV)
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Bruce Scranton received a B.S. in mathematics from Northern Illinois University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in mathematics from Purdue University. His studies specialized in optimization and approximation theory. He came to EC in 2006 and teaches courses in calculus, linear algebra, discrete mathematics, differential equations, computational mathematics, probability, abstract algebra, numerical analysis, and undergraduate mathematical research. Bruce has over 30 years of experience developing optimization algorithms for computer software, designing new systems, and managing software development programs.
Bruce has published in the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, the Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, the Duke Mathematical Journal, and the Journal of Approximation Theory. He has presented at a National Science Foundation sponsored International Conference on Functional Analysis. He has also published and presented in numerous classified and proprietary forums.
He is a member of the Peniel Pentecostal Holiness Church in Sandy Cross, Ga. He and his wife, Judy have 5 children.
Ningjun (Nina) Ye, assistant professor, received her BA in English Education from China, and MS in Mathematics and PhD in Math Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. She taught in high school in China for over 10 years and has been teaching in colleges in the US for over 10 years as well.
Nina has published papers on new pedagogical approaches to solving mathematical problems that may be interesting to college students for widening their mathematical knowledge. Her book with Dr. Sherry Herron “Assessing the impact of a computer-based college algebra course,” was published in Scholars' Press, 2014, ISBN-13: 978-3-639-70847-9. She is interested in learning to exploit the large quantity of freely available data to produce quality research. She is also interested in combining other nations' educational merits into her teaching methods to produce better generations of students.
Nina was saved in the US when she was a PhD student. Her favorite scripture is Isaiah 41:10, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
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Mrs. Baty graduated from the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega, Georgia with a B.S. and Master's degree in Secondary Math Education. She taught math 3 years at Centennial High School in Fulton County before she and her husband moved to Franklin County in 2000. She is in her 17th year of teaching math at Franklin County High School. She lives in Carnesville with her husband and 2 children.
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Harold Connerley, assistant professor, received his B.S. from Mississippi State University, M.Ed. from Auburn and Ed.S. from Georgia State University. He has taught mathematics in Georgia for 42 years and in his leisure time is an avid hiker of the Appalachian Trail.He and his wife, Lu, have been married over 40 years and have two children, Robert and Allen.Mr. Connerly’s favorite scripture verse is Psalms 23:1, “The Lord is my Shepherd and I shall not want!”
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Amanda holds a B.S. in education with a specialty in math, is working on her master’s in math pedagogy and gifted education, and has taught math in public schools and Sylvan Learning Center.
Heather Lloyd is an adjunct professor for Emmanuel College and a secondary math teacher for Hart County High School. She has been teaching 16 years. She has taught all grade levels from 6th grade to college level. She holds a Bachelor's degree from North Georgia University and both Master's and Specialist degrees in Teacher Leadership from Piedmont College. She presents each year at the annual GCTM conference. She is also currently head of the department at Hart County High. She has two sons, ages 8 and 12.
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