What can I do with a degree in mathematics?
Michelle Monroe (’06), High School Mathematics Department Head - Michelle Monroe is now the head of the Mathematics Department at Jefferson High School. In the four years since she graduated Michelle has completed her master’s degree at Troy State University and taught with such excellence that she was selected the be the head of the department. In addition to teaching, Michelle is the JV girls basketball coach, assistant varsity basketball coach, and assistant track coach.
Luke Underwood (’08), High School Mathematics Instructor - Luke Underwood used the flexibility in the mathematics major to double major in mathematics and Christian ministries. Luke’s Christian ministries’ internship in South Africa, teaching mathematics in a public elementary and high school, was invaluable and launched his teaching career. Today he is teaching pre-calculus and calculus in a high school in southern Florida.
Who Hang, Civil Engineering Student - Who Hang majored in mathematics while at Emmanuel and then transferred to Southern Polytechnic State University to pursue a degree in civil engineering.
Want more ideas? Talk to Dr. Bruce Scranton.
Dr. Scranton has a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in mathematics. Prior to coming to Emmanuel, he used his mathematics education in a variety of ways. He started his career in a mathematics research and development firm, creating algorithms and software to assist in search for moving targets, for example, people lost at sea or submarines. While at GE he led the design and testing of optimal daily mission planning and scheduling algorithms for systems valued at over $1 billion per year. At Lockheed Martin he was the deputy program manager responsible for the detailed design of a $356 million global enterprise corporate information factory. Just before coming to Emmanuel, he was the program manager of the CDC’s BioSense Data Provisioning contract, which installed software and hardware at large emergency care hospitals to begin collecting information on bioterrorism and pandemic flu. The director of the CDC committed to Congress and the Secretary of Health and Human Services that 10 cities would be online in five months (by year's end), a task that contacts at CDC did not believe would happen in a year. “Relentless BioSense Team Meets 'Impossible' Deadline" came true when the tenth city came online before the end of that year.