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Gregory Kent Whitfield

  • Position:  Lecturer
  • Department:  Mathematics and Statistics
  • Office Location:  Building 4, Room 337
  • gwhitfield@uwf.edu
  • Campus: 8504742282

Biography:

Gregory Whitfield is a Lecturer who teaches a variety of Mathematics courses. Whitfield joined the faculty in 2009 shortly after graduating from UWF with an M.S. in Mathematical Sciences.

He has a Bachelor’s of Computer Engineering degree from Auburn University.  He worked as a software engineer for more than 15 years with Texas Instruments and Siemens in the industrial systems area.  His work assignments included software quality assurance, software testing and automation, software development on an IDE for programmable controllers and process control systems, technical support, and product migration testing.

Among the courses Whitfield teaches: Trigonometry, Business Calculus with Applications, Mathematics for Liberal Arts, Precalculus Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and College Algebra.

Degrees & Institutions:

Bachelor of Computer Engineering from Auburn University in 1984
Master of Science (Mathematical Sciences) from the University of West Florida in 2009

 

Research:

Since my assignment is to teach, I want to find more methods to motivate students to learn mathematics.

Current Courses:

  • Calculus with Business Applications
  • Mathematics for Liberal Arts I

Classes Taught:

    • Trigonometry
    • Mathematics for Liberal Arts II
    • Precalculus Algebra
    • College Algebra
    • Intermediate Algebra

Special Interests:

My first special interest is anything concerning my son. I like to read science fiction, history, mystery, computer, and science books. My favorite science fiction topics concern space exploration, time travel, and parallel universes. I want to start a chapter of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity at UWF.