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Lloyd Best

Lloyd Best, M.A.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

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Lloyd Best, M.A.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Lloyd Best, M.A., specializes in math education. He taught math and science in several academies for 14 years and served as a principal for three. He also worked as the director of the Educational Computer Facility at PUC from 1978-79 and has been a member of PUC's math department since 1988, serving as math chair from 1988 - 1996, and as chair of the departments of computer science, mathematics, and physics from 2004-2012. He loves to hike, and for the past several summers has traveled to Europe to hike in the Alps of Switzerland, Germany, Austria, and Italy. He also enjoys kayaking.


Degrees

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
1969
M.A., Pacific Union College
1973

Chantel C. Blackburn

Chantel C. Blackburn, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

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Chantel C. Blackburn, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Chantel C. Blackburn, Ph.D., specializes in mathematical knowledge for teaching at the elementary level. She completed her Master's in Mathematics in the field of computational group theory and her Ph.D. in Mathematics with a Minor in Teaching and Teacher Education at The University of Arizona. From 2009-2011 she worked with teachers in high school and middle school as an NSF Graduate STEM Fellow in K-12 Education (GK-12). In addition to teaching mathematics at the undergraduate level, her professional activities and interests include teacher preparation and professional development for K-12 teachers in mathematics. On campus she enjoys musical activities and participates in the Safe Place program. Her off campus interests include learning to play different musical instruments and spending time with her two cats.


Degrees

B.S., Andrews University
2006
M.S., The University of Arizona
2009
Ph.D., The University of Arizona
2014

Steve Waters

Steve Waters, D.A.

Professor of Mathematics

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Steve Waters, D.A.

Professor of Mathematics

Steve Waters, D.A., specializes in pure mathematics, especially abstract and linear algebras. In addition to teaching at PUC since 1982, he has been a visiting professor at Idaho State University. He enjoys music, reading and cats (often all at once). If (or when) time once again allows, he would also be interested in returning to the stage. He has recently published articles in the Missouri Journal of Mathematical Sciences and the PanAmerican Mathematical Journal.


Degrees

B.S., Pacific Union College
1979
M.S., Idaho State University
1980
D.A., Idaho State University
1983

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