When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves--Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book
Wendy L. Traynor
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
College of Arts and Sciences
Bristol Campus: Bristol Hall 112
I came to King in 2006 as a temporary replacement for a professor on sabbatical. I ended up falling in love with the campus, the students, and my colleagues, and a spot was opened up for me to stay as a full-time faculty member. As I start my 10th year at King, I continue to be amazed at how much King feels like home. There are challenges , victories, debates, and unifying events here every year and the energy is palpable. I look forward to what's ahead for King.
Before coming to King, my family and I lived all over the United States. My father was a career Army officer, and so I grew up moving frequently. We lived on both coasts of the US, the Midwest, and Germany. I met my husband at North Georgia College where I got both my Bachelor's degree and my Master's degree. My husband was also an army office and our first duty station was Alaska where my only son was born. We have since lived in NY, GA, SC and are happy to now be settled down in Bristol, TN.
I have taught virtually all levels of Mathematics to include Middle School, High School, adult education, community college, and at the university level. I am a Mathematics Education specialist by both matriculation and experience and that is my area of interest. My research is constant and classroom based to provide the most effective learning experience possible for my students whether they be in a face-to-face classroom or online. I regularly attend and present at conferences about Mathematics Education and remain energized about the subject that way.
When I'm not working, I enjoy Fly Fishing in the South Holston River with my husband or visiting my son at his college in SC. I am actively involved with the Women in STEM club and Fly Fishing club on campus and look forward to what's ahead for both of those.
M.Ed in Mathematics Education from North Georgia College (now University of North Georgia) 1993
B.S. in Mathematics from North Georgia College 1992
Recent Publications and Presentations
"Apple TV's: One channel, endless possibilities" presented at the International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, March 2015
"Experiencing Everything on the IPAD in the classroom" presented at the International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, March 2014
"Experience Everything for 21st Century Learning" presented at the Appalachian Colleges Association Summit Conference October 2013
My research is classroom based and used to improve my teaching. I choose to use my research to make instant and ongoing improvements in my classroom and then share that information by speaking at conferences. I do not use my research or my time to publish articles, but prefer to be more active with my data and findings.
My current research is on using mathematical editing as a means of solidifying concepts versus problem completion.