Nancy earned a B.S.Ed. in Secondary Mathematics from UGA and a M.A. in Secondary Mathematics from Piedmont College. Nancy married her high school sweetheart, Dennis, and celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary in June of 2015. She and Dennis have one daughter, Meagan, who graduated from Hart County High in May of this 2015.Her career has taken several diverse turns. She taught high school math in Georgia, serving Richmond, Lincoln and Hart counties. She served as a corporate trainer and then financial analyst for Westinghouse at the Savannah River Nuclear Site. When her daughter was born, she became a stay at home mom for 11 years. This by far was her favorite experience. During her daughter's preschool and elementary years, she worked part time as the office manager for Pruitt Funeral Home in Royston.
In 2011, Nancy was diagnosed with breast cancer. Throughout cancer treatments, she continued to work and teach except the days she was receiving chemotherapy. She is currently cancer free!
Nancy says, "I feel very blessed to have each new day to show God's love to those I come into contact with. If asked for my favorite Bible verse, I would say it changes frequently. I believe God leads us to the verse we need for each day. During the long days of cancer treatments when it seemed there was no end I often turned to Joshua 8:1, "Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged." A quote I placed on my CaringBridge page was “Courage is fear that has said its prayers.” Prayer Overcomes Fear!"
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Dr. Yang Liu, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Georgia and previously his M.S. in Mathematics from a top university (according to U.S. News & World Report) in China. He has taught a wide range of undergraduate/college math courses and statistics courses at various levels, including both lower and upper levels, at College of William & Mary and Michigan State Univ. Dr. Liu has made significant contributions to the areas of signal processing and random matrices, and he has published many papers in mathematical sciences on peer-reviewed journals, such as Mathematics of Computation, Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis, Journal of Pseudo Differential Operators and Applications, Asia Pacific Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Mathematics and Statistics , etc. Furthermore, Dr. Liu has authored a monograph book on compressed sensing and random matrices. Dr. Liu is a winner of the NSF (National Science Foundation) travel funding award, and he has presented his work at an International Conference in Approximation Theory and some other conferences. In professional services, Dr. Liu has served as an Editorial Board Member for a peer-reviewed journal, a reviewer for Mathematical Reviews, AMS (American Mathematical Society), and a journal referee and reviewer for about 10 peer-reviewed journals.
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.