Faculty

Ms. Lenora Bunch Pegasus Director / Adjunct Professor
Office:Smiddy Learning Center 015
Phone:606.539.4397
Email:lenora.bunch@ucumberlands.edu

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Mrs. Lenora Bunch rejoined the mathematics faculty at the University of the Cumberlands in 2006, after being away for a number of years. In 1976, she earned a B.A. degree in math/education with a major in mathematics and a minor in English from Cumberland College.   In 1982, she earned a M.A. degree in math/education from Eastern Kentucky University.

Mrs. Lenora Bunch is a member of Kappa Mu Epsilon, a mathematics honor society and was also a part of the QEP CADRE in Fall 2013.

Classes Taught (2006)

MATH 131 College Mathematics


Dr. Reid Davis Associate Professor
Office:Correll Science Complex C206
Phone:606.539.4348
Email:reid.davis@ucumberlands.edu

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Dr. Reid Davis joined the mathematics faculty at University of the Cumberlands in 2004, after having taught at the University of Tennessee for many years. In 1982 and 1991 respectively, he earned a B.A. degree in mathematics and German and a Ph.D. in mathematics, both from the University of Tennessee. From September 1982 to August 1983, he was a Fulbright Scholar in mathematics at the Universität Bielefeld in West Germany.

Dr. Davis is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, an undergraduate honor society, and Pi Mu Epsilon, a mathematics honor society.

CLASSES TAUGHT

MATH 131 College Mathematics
MATH 136 Precalculus
MATH 140 Calculus I
MATH 240 Calculus II
MATH 241 Calculus III
MATH 330 Geometry for the Elementary and Middle School Teacher
MATH 331 College Geometry
MATH 334 Mathematics History
MATH 432 Linear Algebra
MATH 401 Mathematics History (change from the old Math 334 number)
MATH 436 Real Analysis I
MATH 490 Number Theory

PUBLICATIONS

Reid Davis and Jeff Connor, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, and Views of Reform: Perspectives from two Mathematicians Involved with Mathematics Education, to appear in the publications of the ACCLAIM research initiative.

John Conway, Reid Davis, and Jerry Dwyer, Engagement in Tennessee Mathematics, to appear in the journal of Higher Education Outreach & Engagement.

R. Davis, Doctoral Program Centerpiece of Capacity Building Initiative's Efforts, The Rural Mathematics Educator, Vol. 1, No. 2, November 2002, online at http://kant.citl.ohiou.edu/ACCLAIM/rc/rc_sub/pub/1_nl/list.htm

J. Conway, R Davis, and J. Dwyer, Engagement in Tennessee Mathematics, submitted to the journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, July 2002

R. Davis and C. Wagner, Covering Algebras and q-Binomial Generating Functions, Discrete Math 128 (1994) 95-111


Ms. Sarah Hacker Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Office:Bennett Building 223
Phone:606.539.4314
Email:sarah.hacker@ucumberlands.edu

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Courses taught:
MATH 130 Concepts of Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers I
MATH 131 College Mathematics
MATH 132 College Algebra
MATH 230 Concepts of Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers II

 

 

 


Ms. Diane Jamison Adjunct Professor
Office:
Phone:
Email:diane.jamison@ucumberlands.edu

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Ms. Diane Jamison joined the mathematics faculty at University of the Cumberlands in 1989, bringing many years of experience teaching math at the middle and high school levels. In 1971 and 1972, respectively, she earned a B.A. in Mathematics and an M.A. in Mathematics, both from Western Kentucky University.

Ms. Jamison is a member of the Kappa Mu Epsilon Honor Society and the Delta Kappa Gamma Honorary Society. In 1992, 1993, 1994, and 2007, she was listed in Who’s Who Among American College Teachers, and in 1992 and 2004 she was named Honored Professor by the University of the Cumberlands Student Government Association. She received the Miles Community Service award in 2011 for her contributions to the community and to the University including her fifteen years of service as founding director of the Academic Resource Center.

Courses Taught

MATH 131 College Mathematics
MATH 132 College Algebra
MATH 333 Middle School Math Methods
Publications and Presentations

"Paper Folding for Developing Concepts of Fractions in a Geometric Format," Presented at Humboldt State University.


Mr. Chris Lockhart Associate Professor of Mathematics
Office:CSC C208
Phone:606.539.4284
Email:chris.lockhart@ucumberlands.edu

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Courses Taught

MATH 132 College Algebra
MATH 136 Precalculus
MATH 140 Calculus I
MATH 240 Calculus II
MATH 241 Calculus III
MATH 335 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
MATH 436 Real Analysis I

Mr. Gary Owens Adjunct Professor
Office:
Phone:
Email:gary.owens@ucumberlands.edu

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Mr. Gary Owens first taught mathematics as an Adjunct Instructor at Cumberland during the 1970’s. He is once again fulfilling that role. He received a Bachelors of Science degree from Cumberland College and a Masters of Mathematics degree from the University of Tennessee. Mr. Owens brings with him a wealth of public school teaching experience. He taught at Jellico High School (TN) for 31 years, and he currently teaches during the day at Whitley County High School (KY).

Mr. Owens is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Tennessee Association of Professional Surveyors.

Courses Taught

MATH 130 Concepts of Mathematics for the Elementary Teacher I
MATH 131 College Mathematics
MATH 230 Concepts of Mathematics for the Elementary Teacher II


Dr. Jonathan E. Ramey Professor, Department Chair
Office:Correll Science Complex C207
Phone:606.539.4151
Email:jonathan.ramey@ucumberlands.edu

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Dr. Jonathan Ramey chose Cumberland College, his hometown college, as the best place to begin his higher education in mathematics, earning a B.A. in 1987. He continued his education at Vanderbilt University, earning an M.A. in Mathematics in 1989. He joined the Cumberland College faculty in 1991 while pursuing a Ph.D. in Graph Theory at Vanderbilt, which he completed in 1994.

Dr. Ramey is a member of the Mathematical Association of America, the American Mathematical Society, and Kappa Mu Epsilon, the mathematics honor society. He has been recognized in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, and he recently taught the course, Isaac Newton: Mathematician and Scientist, in London, England, as part of a summer program that enrolls students from all over the United States.

Courses Taught

MATH 132 College Algebra
MATH 140 Calculus I
MATH 211 Numerical Techniques
MATH 240 Calculus II
MATH 241Calculus III
MATH 335 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
MATH 430 Differential Equations
MATH 431 Abstract Algebra
MATH 433 Discrete Mathematics
Publications and Presentations

Yair Caro, M. N. Ellingham, J. E. Ramey, "Maximal independent sets of uniform weight and well-covered graphs," SIAM Journal of Discrete Mathematics, 11(1998) 644-654.