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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, computational mathematics and numerical analysis. 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, an assistant professor of early childhood education at EC, 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 more than12 years.
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.
She was saved in 2006 in the US. Her favorite scripture is Matt 5:8, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” She and her husband have one son, and her husband is working in China.
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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.