The Lord directed me to teaching and to Asbury University at a very early age. However, my calling to pursue mathematics did not become clear until my senior year in high school. Asbury provided an exceptional foundation that carried me through my first year of teaching and beyond. I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in mathematics education from the University of Kentucky while continuing to teach at Woodford Co. High School in Versailles, KY. It is truly a blessing to serve the Lord through teaching and studying mathematics.
Rich Bowen (1992)
After graduating from Asbury and the University of Kentucky (in 1994), I started working with the World Wide Web, and in particular with the Apache Web Server. I have written several books about the Apache Web Server, which is the technology that runs 70% of the websites on the Internet, and speak at conferences around the world on these technologies. I am currently the Web Database Programmer at Asbury University, and am responsible for the servers and programming that drive the asbury.edu websites.
After graduation, I took a position as a retirement analyst for Mercer Human Resource Consulting in Louisville, Kentucky. As an analyst, I assist in the preparation of annual pension fund valuations for companies all across the world. Mercer Human Resource Consulting actively recruits and trains actuaries, providing incredible support for individuals pursuing such designations. I have completed the first two actuarial exams, and am currently preparing applications for several graduate schools, including King's College in London.
Daniel Kiteck (2001)
After graduating from Asbury with a major in mathematics, I entered graduate school at the University of Kentucky and I am still there working on a PhD in mathematics. I am currently working on my dissertation involving rather abstract topics.
Asbury prepared me well to take on the many challenges of graduate school, especially the mathematics. Being at UK has only made me appreciate my time at Asbury even more. I had excellent math professors and math classes at Asbury, and thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the incredible Christian community there. I would recommend the math program at Asbury to any lover of the most beautiful of subjects: mathematics. Anyone interested in further discussing Asbury with me is welcome to email me at email@example.com
Joel Kilty (2004)
Coming to Asbury was a natural choice for me after growing up in Wilmore. I knew that I wanted to attend a private, Christian, liberal arts school and I love the area in which I lived. When I came to Asbury, I had not decided on being a math major, but I knew that I enjoyed math. Having had Calculus I in high school, I waited until second semester before I took my first math course at Asbury. I quickly learned that math was something I enjoyed and was good at and that mathematics was a program at Asbury that had professors that I wanted to work with. I quickly signed up for second year math courses (Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, etc.) and was one of Dr. Lee’s first students. Actually, Dr. Lee’s Differential Equations course was the beginning of what will be the rest of my life.
After graduating from Asbury, I started graduate school at the University of Kentucky in mathematics. I knew that I really enjoyed calculus, differential equations, and analysis (both real and complex) and so I signed up for some analysis courses my first semester, as well as a couple of algebra courses. I quickly learned that modern algebra wasn’t for me but the field of analysis was. The next three semesters I filled my schedule with analysis and partial differential equations courses and enjoyed every one of them. This past summer I began the process of qualifying and researching in the area of partial differential equations (a subject that makes me wish I were back in Dr. Lee’s class; it seems so easy in retrospect). I plan on qualifying in March 2007 and graduating in the summer of 2009. My research focuses on solving the Dirichlet, Neumann, and regularity problems for systems of elliptic partial differential equations on Lipschitz domains when the data is taken in L^p.
Upon completion of my work here at UK, I would love to return to a university like Asbury, preferably in the central Kentucky area. I want the opportunity to be a part of students lives and impact their lives like the math professors at Asbury have impacted my life. Dr. Coulliette in particular, spent countless hours with me talking about anything and everything, mentoring me both as a student and as a believer, and for that I am extremely grateful. Mathematics at Asbury is not just about the academics but about shaping you into the person you will become the rest of your life.