Profile

Elwood G Parker '64

Departments and Positions:
Mathematics, Professor of Mathematics
Phones:
School Extension 316.2231
Employers:
Professor of Mathematics
Credentials:
UNC Chapel Hill, MA
UNC Chapel Hill, PHD
Guilford College, '64
Biography:

“Mathematics not only demands straight thinking, it grants the student the satisfaction of knowing when s/he is thinking straight.”

Research Interests

  • Undecidability
  • Topology of hyperspaces

Courses Taught
All math courses at all levels, including:

  • Elementary Statistics
  • Accelerated Calculus
  • All other levels of calculus
  • Probability & Statistics
  • Topology and Infinity
  • Undecidability
  • Non-Computability

Notable Works

  • Advocate of inquiry-based learning (IBL), including association with the Educational Advancement Foundation
  • Frequent speaker at the Legacy of R.L. Moore Conference
  • Presenter at Joint Mathematics Meetings and Friends Association of Higher Education conference in Birmingham, England

Campus and Community Involvement

  • Faculty Leader of four semesters abroad in London
  • Coordinator of Quantitative Literacy
  • Coordinator of Curricular Assessment and Management
  • Faculty Development Associate for Tenured Faculty
  • Currently faculty representative to the Board of Trustees and Alumni Board, and involved in College fund-raising