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Dr. Perry Gillespie

Associate Professor in Mathematics

Office: Science & Technology Building 416

Phone:
(910) 672-1522

Email: pgillespie@uncfs.edu

Personal Homepage: 

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Perry Gillespie joined the Math and Computer Science Department August 1999 as a Lecturer. Upon receiving his PhD (Applied Mathematics) in May 2011 from University of North Carolina at Charlotte, he was moved to the rank of Assistant Professor. He obtained his MS (Applied Mathematics) from North Carolina A&T State University in May 1998 and BS in (Mathematics and Computer Science) from Fayetteville State University in May 1996. 

Grants & Honors

  • Departmental Teacher of the Year (2017), Math and Computer Science Department
  • Departmental Researcher of the Year (2017), Math and Computer Science Department
  • Departmental Academic Advisor of the Year (2015), Math and Computer Science Department
  • Department Service Award (2012), Math and Computer Science Department
  • University -- Top Co-PI Grant Award (2012)
  • Bao, Y., Bila, N., Gillespie, P., Jing, W., Wang, D., Zhao, G., "Math 123 - College Algebra Pilot Program: Improve Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving," Sponsored by FSU Academic Affairs, Fayetteville State University, $30,000.00. (4/2017 - 12/2017).
  • Smith-Burton, K. (Principal), White, E. (Co-Principal), Gillespie, P. (Co-Principal), "FSU Preparing Future Educators for Placement in K-12 Mathematics and Science Classrooms (PrEP) Program," Sponsored by NSF--Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship, Federal, $1,180,000.00. (1/2015 - 9/2016).
TEACHING
  • Introduction to College Algebra
  • College Algebra
  • Pre-Calculus I & II
  • Applied Calculus
  • Calculus I
  • History of Mathematics
  • Linear Programming
  • Probability and Statistics
  •  Mathematical Statistics

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Optimum Stopping Problem
  • Markov Chain
  • Stochastic Processes

PUBLICATIONS

  • Gillespie, P., Petitlubin, M. (2016). STEM Learning Communities. Journal of Education and Social Policy, Vol. 3 No. 3.
  • Smith-Burton, K., White, E., Gillespie, P. (2016). Fostering a STEM Learning Community to Promote Student Interest in STEM Disciplines. American International Journal of Social Science, Vol. 5 No. 3
  • Gillespie, P., Molchanov, S. (2015). Covariance Operator and the Central Limit Theory for "Loop" Markov Chains. American Review of Mathematics and Statistics, Vol. 3 No.1
  • Smith-Burton, K., White, E., Ford, S., Gillespie, P. (2012). Fostering a STEM Learning Community to Promote Student Interest in STEM Disciplines. Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii University International Conference on Education and Technology.

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