Ronald E. Barnhart, Ph.D.
4461 State Route 40
Claysville, Pa 15323
(912) 592-5611 (mobile)
Education: B.S. in Mathematics, 1984
Grove City College, Grove City, PA 16127
· Graduated Cum Laude, 3.45 overall G.P.A.; 3.9 in mathematics
· Graduated with Highest Departmental Honors (mathematics)
· Completed all requirements for a mathematics education degree except student teaching.
M.S. in Mathematics, 1986
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26505
· Specialty in Real Analysis/ General Topology
· Teaching Assistant during entire enrollment (taught own courses)
· 3.8 G.P.A.
Ph.D. in Mathematics, 1992
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
· Specialized in Topoplogy/ Algebra/ Complex Variables
· Treasurer of Mathematics Graduate Student Organization
· Teaching Fellow during entire enrollment (taught own courses)
· 3.9 G.P.A.
Experience: First Love Christian Academy (8/18 – 6/19)
150 Sunset Boulevard
Washington, Pa 15301
*had to move back to care for elderly parents
Associate Professor of Mathematics (8/17 – 8/18)
South Georgia State College
100 West College Park Drive
Douglas, Ga 31533
Associate Professor of Mathematics (9/13 – 8/16)
Community College of Allegheny County
8701 Perry Highway
Pittsburgh, Pa 15237
Associate Professor of Mathematics (Temporary) (8/11 – 8/12)
University of Pikeville
147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, Ky. 41501
Associate Professor of Mathematics (5/06 – 5/11)
1140 Virginia Drive
Ft. Washington, Pa. 19034
Assistant Professor of Mathematics (8/04 – 8/05)
Ferrum, VA 24088
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics (1/02-7/03)
Wheeling Jesuit College
316 Washington Ave.
Wheeling, WV 26003
Assistant Professor of Mathematics (8/99-5/01)
West Liberty State College
West Liberty, WV 26074
Assistant Professor of Mathematics (8/94-5/97)
Fairmont State College
1201 Locust Ave.
Fairmont, WV 26554
Assistant Professor of Mathematics (8/92-8/94)
2800 West Gore Blvd
Lawton, OK 73505
Self Employed as a Mathematical Consultant
Professional Organizations: Mathematical Association of America
American Mathematical Society
Courses Taught: Introductory Mathematics (remedial mathematics), Technical Mathematics, Basic Algebra, College Algebra, and Math for Elementary Education Teachers,
Calculus I-III, Ordinary Differential Equations, Trigonometry, Linear Programming, Pre-Calculus, Introductory and Advanced Statistics, Probability Theory, Symbolic Logic, Real Analysis, Number Theory, Topology, Abstract Algebra, Introduction to Computer Programming in C++, and a number of other mathematics and computer courses.
Summary: My experience in teaching and research in mathematics totals over 33 years.
I enjoy attending colloquiums and seminars in mathematics and mathematics education and remain professionally active. I have made significant contributions to my specialty in topological algebra. The primary focus of my career in mathematics, however, has been my commitment to quality teaching and to my students. Students of all ages and a wide range of abilities have benefited by my clear and comprehensible explanations of everything from fractions to fractal geometry. I practice a “down to earth” approach to teaching mathematics and utilize instructional software and other technology while pointing out their limitations. I make an effort to present all of the topics within the context of “real life” applications. This gives the students an appreciation of mathematics as a practical tool for solving problems in their respective fields of interest. Students often describe me as an engaging and enthusiastic teacher in student evaluations.
Personal: I was born in Wheeling, WV, USA. My hobbies include music, martial arts, yoga, and running, swimming and learning new things. I am qualified to give piano lessons and have been playing over forty years.
I encourage highly motivated and mathematically talented students to engage in supervised research. Several of my former students have presented their findings at professional conferences. Mathematics and its teaching are my passion and both have been personally and professionally rewarding.
References: Included on separate sheet; available upon request