Andrea Reese, 2013
- Chair of Online Studies and Associate Professor, School of Mathematics
- DSC employee since 2006
Degrees and schools where awarded: B.S., John Carroll University; M.S., Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., Florida Institute of Technology.
Career/Professional honors: Invited speaker at the World Congress of Non-linear Analysts (2008); Recipient of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Medallion of Excellence (2010).
Outside interests: Reading, making lists, cheering for the Cleveland Browns.
What did you do prior to joining Daytona State College? After completing my master’s degree, I taught for three years as an instructor at Bowling Green State University (in Bowling Green, Ohio) for the Department of Applied Statistics and Operations Research. I was offered a graduate teaching assistantship by the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Fla., so I moved down and began working on my Ph.D., which I finished the first semester I began work at Daytona State.
What professional projects are you working on right now? Due to my recent position switch (to Chair of Online Studies), I am examining and making the quality of our online courses more consistent and user-friendly.
What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State College experience? The friendships I have formed with my colleagues are amazing! There are so many unique people to learn from at DSC.
What is one goal you still hope to achieve in your career? I have always wanted to write a book showcasing some of the crazier ways mathematicians have died.
In life? To own a log cabin by a lake.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? Trust everyone until they give you a reason not to. (From my high school calculus teacher.)
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I love to play music. I own a piccolo, oboe, acoustic guitar and piano (and can also play the flute and English horn).
Last book read: Defending Jacob by William Landay
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? I would like it to be ‘conservative, comfortable, classic. '
If you could have a dinner party and invite any four people, dead or alive, the guest list would be: Authors Charlotte Bronte, Victor Hugo and Oscar Wilde, and the late comedian Mitch Hedberg.
"The Daytona State of Mind" to me means you can do powerful things, so dare to dream big.