Upcoming Events

12/03/2014 - 8:00am to 12/12/2014 - 8:30pm
01/03/2015 - 8:30am

Instructor
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
School of STEM
Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204
Email:  hopper@benedict.edu
Phone:  (803) 705-4512

Teaching

Mathematics 132: General College Math 132
Mathematics 134: General College Mathematics 134
Mathematics 138: College Algebra
Mathematics 337-338: Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers

Professional Preparation

B.S. in Teaching of Mathematics: South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC
M.ED in Mathematics Education: South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC

Additional Study

Masters Plus Thirty Hours, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Benedict College, Columbia, SC
Clemson University, Clemson, SC
South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC

Related Teaching Experience

Coordinator of the High School and GED Programs, Adult and Continuing Education, Richland County School District Two, Columbia, SC
Coordinator of W. J. Keenan High School Faculty Advisory Committee, Richland County School District One, Columbia, SC
W. J. Keenan High School Teacher of the Year and Faculty liaison between school and superintendent
Administrative Assistant and Bowling Coach, Columbia High School, Richland County School District One, Columbia, SC
Technical Education Steering Committee, Richland County School District One, Columbia, SC

Presentations

Science Experiments for Elementary Students, Sandlapper Elementary School, Richland County School District Two, Columbia, SC
Success Equals Effort Workshop, Benedict College, Columbia, SC
Midlands MESA Workshop ("Number Patterns"), South Carolina Academy of Science,
Benedict College, Columbia, SC

Workshop Participation

Strategies for Success in Teaching Mathematics and Science in General Education Math and Science, Georgia Perimeter College, Dunwoody Campus, Dunwoody, GA and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Using Computer Software and Creating Web Pages, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Computer Data Collection Hands-On Experiments in Mathematics and Science Workshop (Vanier Software and Technology Company), Charlotte, NC

Research Interests

Advancement of student understanding and application of mathematics in the real world (attending workshops, studying previous research, and applying technology in the classroom)
Professional Organizations
NEA, SCEA, RCEA, MAA, AARP, SCSU Alumni (Columbia, SC), Omega Psi Phi Fraternity

Special Interests

Music, Singing, Church Work

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