UWF degrees and year of graduation:
BA Mathematics, ’92
MA Mathematics, ’94
Ed.S. Educational Leadership, ’01
As you look back at your days at UWF, describe your best memory.
I remember when I first took Subhash Bagui’s theoretical statistics class. It was such an incredible journey and tied together so many “loose ends” I had in my understanding of statistics. We became good friends and he ended up being my master’s thesis advisor.
While you were at UWF, what did you think was its most outstanding and/or unique quality?
All of the faculty were great and personable. I have been to other math and statistics departments and the UWF faculty are tremendous. They know their students by name and take genuine interest in them.
As you reflect, did your education at UWF have an impact on where you are today?
I still reap the benefits from my training at UWF and often think of the wonderful classes I had with each professor. I still have all of my class notes. Today, I teach college statistics and often reflect on those days back at UWF.
Describe what you do/did professionally including the type of company you work for.
I am an assistant professor in Educational Psychology, College of Education, University of Texas at Austin.
What advice would you give students today who were looking at studying one of the disciplines in the School of Science and Engineering?
I would tell students that, compared to other universities, they will get a great foundation in math and statistics while at UWF. Also, I would encourage them to push into trying to publish at least one journal article before they graduate and/or attend one professional conference (as a presenter) while attending UWF.
Share one thing about yourself that would give others insight into your interests, hobbies, etc.
I love music, especially playing. I play guitar, bass, keyboard and trumpet. I hope one day to also learn flute and violin. I have written several songs and hope to complete my own album and eventually my own classical opus one day.