Rickie L. Williams
Department of Mathematics
|Title:||Instructor of Mathematics|
|Degrees:||MA, University of Arkansas|
BS, University of Arkansas
|Office:||Jim and Helen Fugitte Science Center
- Room 107|
Lindsey Wilson College brought me to Columbia, Kentucky from
Western Arkansas to teach mid to lower level math classes in August
1989. I decided to teach at the college level after determining
that junior high students really ought to have a prison warden
and/or a drill sergeant for a teacher.
Outside the classroom, I like to do things literally outside
whenever possible...whether it be construction work, yard work, or
riding my motorcycle. Merging skills learned in helping my granddad
build houses and my dad do auto body work, high end custom cabinet
building has become a side-line occupation for me...a trade that
uses a lot of math.
My interests in the field of mathematics are strictly on the
practical. Theoretical mathematics is a good thing...but not
something in which I am interested. As for computations, I think a
student ought to pride him- or herself in using a calculator and/or
a computer as little as possible.