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Martha Liendo


Instructor of Mathematics


College of Arts and Sciences

Office Location:

Bristol Campus: White Hall 309

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"The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics." ~ Paul Halmos

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." ~ Confucius




    Learning mathematics is like learning a foreign language. The only way to become proficient in either is through repeated practice. I love learning mathematics, discovering its complexities, simplicities, and beauty. I enjoy sharing my love for the subject with others through teaching.

    I received my Bachelor degree from King University (then King College) in 2010. During my time as a student, I fell in love with the atmosphere of King. King welcomed me with smiling faculty and staff, always willing to help. King felt like family, felt like home. Coming to King, I knew I wanted to teach mathematics. By graduation I knew it was my calling, and that I would count myself blessed if someday I was given the opportunity to teach at King.

    I came back to King University to teach as an adjunct in fall 2013 and began full time in fall 2014. So far, I have taught Introduction to Statistics, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus I, Calculus II, and Differential Equations. I am also proud to be the Faculty Adviser for the Student Veterans Association and a Co-Adviser for King Women in STEM. I am excited to be at King and look forward to discovering what’s ahead.

    My husband and I are the proud parents of three beautiful teenagers. We are very family oriented and enjoy spending as much time as we can with our children and our extended family. In my free time I can be found at cross-country meets, football games, band competitions, wrestling meets, and track meets, depending on the season. I also enjoy going to the movies, hiking, and jigsaw puzzles.


M.S. East Tennessee State University, 2012
Major: Mathematical Sciences
Thesis: Preferential Arrangement Containment in Strict Superpatterns

B.S. King College, 2010
Major: Mathematics, Minor: Physics

Recent Publications and Presentations

"Waiting Time Distribution for the Emergence of Superpatterns," Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability, 2015 (with Anant Godbole)

Courses recently taught

MATH 1560 LECT Introduction to Statistics
MATH 2350 LECT Calculus I
MATH 2360 LECT Calculus II
MATH 3110 LECT Combinatorics
MATH 3430 LECT Differential Equations