Dr. Chris Cox, Math Department HeadWelcome to the UTC Math department blog!  This will provide a venue for getting the word out about the great things that our students, faculty and staff members are doing.  In addition to publishing this blog, we’ll periodically (at least once per semester) bundle together articles to form a department newsletter.  I want to thank Heather Heinlein for taking the lead on setting up the blog.  She is also renovating the department website and launching (or re-launching) our department social media accounts, specifically Facebook and Instagram, to allow us to connect with our constituents (broadly defined) through a variety of relevant channels.

Congratulations to David Debter, John Gordon, Hadley Holcomb and Mandy Matthews on their promotions to Associate Lecturer, and to Trevor Thomas on becoming the Supervisor of the Math Plaza.  Here’s wishing Ben Kimsey, who handed over the Math Plaza reins to Trevor, a very happy retirement.  Please join me in thanking Ben for many years of service to UTC.

Looking back on my first month as the math Department Head, I can unequivocally say that the most enjoyable experiences so far have been the conversations with colleagues that have been of great benefit as I climb the learning curve.   I look forward to more of these conversations.   I’m particularly grateful to Dr. Lucas Van der Merwe and Heather for their patience in answering a myriad of questions.

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