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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Cathy Monroe, instructor, received her B.A. in mathematics education from Georgia College and her M.Ed. in mathematics education from the University of Georgia. She taught in the public school system for 31 years and came to Emmanuel full-time in 2006. She teaches courses in precalculus, trigonometry, geometry, college algebra, math methods for high school teacher candidates and math for elementary and middle school teacher candidates. She also observes and coaches teacher candidates in the nearby schools.
She is a member of The Grove (www.grovelevel.com) in Maysville, Ga. Cathy and her husband, Zane, have three children; Patrick, Mark and Michelle.
Ashley Suominen is a mathematics lecturer teaching courses in college algebra, differential equations, mathematical topics, and undergraduate research at Emmanuel. Prior to working here, Ashley taught at Milwaukee School of Engineering and Marquette University with a primary (but not limited) focus on the calculus series. In 2005 she received a B.A. in Christian ministry and a B.S. in mathematics from Wheaton College. She continued her studies at Wheaton and earned an M.A.T. in secondary math education (2007). Ashley furthered her knowledge in both mathematics and computer science by receiving an M.S. in computational sciences from Marquette University in 2011. Currently, she is attending UGA in pursuit of her Ph.D. in mathematics education.
In addition to teaching, during the past six summers Ashley has been invited to participate in grading AP Calculus exams. Ashley’s research in abstract algebra (more specifically Moufang Loops) is published in the journal Commentationes Mathematicae Universitatis Carolinae. She also actively presents her mathematics education research at conferences and works on a research team at University of Georgia studying students’ concept of mathematical proof. Lastly, Ashley is a newlywed. She was married in May 2013.
Ningjun (Nina) Ye, assistant professor, received a BS in Computer Science and a BA in English Education from China, and her 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 college in the US for another 10 years.
Nina has published some papers on new pedagogical approaches to solving mathematical problems that may be interesting to college students for widening their mathematical knowledge. 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 our 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.
Liz Gilchrest is an adjunct instructor in the Mathematics department. Liz earned a B.S. in physics from Washington College in 2005 and a B.S. in civil/environmental engineering from the University of Maryland in 2006. She worked as a water resources engineer for an engineering firm specializing in hydro-power for five years before returning to school to earn a Master's degree in social work. Liz loves the Lord and has a passion for people. She enjoys worshiping the Lord through music, spending time with her husband, and running marathons. Liz's husband, Allen Gilchrest, is Emmanuel's swim coach.
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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.
A native of Florence, S. C., Georgia received a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and economics from Francis Marion College and a Master of Arts in mathematics education from Piedmont College.