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                                                Ronald E. Barnhart, Ph.D.

                                                4461 State Route 40

                                                Claysville, Pa 15323


                                                   (724) 663-7750

                                                 (912) 592-5611 (mobile)



Education:     B.S. in Mathematics, 1984

                        Grove City College, Grove City, PA 16127

            ·          Graduated Cum Laude, 3.45 overall G.P.A.; 3.9 in mathematics

            ·          Graduated with Highest Departmental Honors (mathematics)

            ·          Completed all requirements for a mathematics education degree except student teaching.


                       M.S. in Mathematics, 1986

                       West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26505

              ·          Specialty in Real Analysis/ General Topology

              ·          Teaching Assistant during entire enrollment (taught own courses)   

              ·          3.8 G.P.A.

                    Ph.D. in Mathematics, 1992

                   University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

             ·          Specialized in Topoplogy/ Algebra/ Complex Variables

             ·          Treasurer of Mathematics Graduate Student Organization

             ·          Teaching Fellow during entire enrollment (taught own courses)

             ·          3.9 G.P.A.



Experience:   First Love Christian Academy (8/18 – 6/19)

                                    150 Sunset Boulevard

                                    Washington, Pa 15301

                        *had to move back to care for elderly parents


                       Associate Professor of Mathematics (8/17 – 8/18)

                                    South Georgia State College

                                    100 West College Park Drive

                                    Douglas, Ga 31533



                        Associate Professor of Mathematics (9/13 – 8/16)

                                    Community College of Allegheny County

                                    8701 Perry Highway

                                    Pittsburgh, Pa 15237



                         Associate Professor of Mathematics (Temporary) (8/11 – 8/12)

                                    University of Pikeville

                                    147 Sycamore Street

                                    Pikeville, Ky. 41501



                        Associate Professor of Mathematics (5/06 – 5/11)

                                    DeVry University

                                    1140 Virginia Drive

                                    Ft. Washington, Pa. 19034


                       Assistant Professor of Mathematics (8/04 – 8/05)

                                    Ferrum College

                                    Campus Drive

                                    Ferrum, VA 24088

                        Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics (1/02-7/03)

                                    Wheeling Jesuit College

                                    316 Washington Ave.

                                    Wheeling, WV 26003


                        Assistant Professor of Mathematics (8/99-5/01)

                                    West Liberty State College

                                    West Liberty, WV 26074


                        Assistant Professor of Mathematics (8/94-5/97)

                                    Fairmont State College

                                    1201 Locust Ave.

                                    Fairmont, WV 26554


                        Assistant Professor of Mathematics (8/92-8/94)

                                  Cameron University

                                  2800 West Gore Blvd

                                  Lawton, OK 73505


Self Employed as a Mathematical Consultant


Professional Organizations:  Mathematical Association of America

                                                  American Mathematical Society


Courses Taught: Introductory Mathematics (remedial mathematics), Technical Mathematics, Basic Algebra, College Algebra, and Math for Elementary Education Teachers,

Calculus I-III, Ordinary Differential Equations, Trigonometry, Linear Programming, Pre-Calculus, Introductory and Advanced Statistics, Probability Theory, Symbolic Logic, Real Analysis, Number Theory, Topology, Abstract Algebra, Introduction to Computer Programming in C++, and a number of other mathematics and computer courses.


Summary:  My experience in teaching and research in mathematics totals over 33 years.

I enjoy attending colloquiums and seminars in mathematics and mathematics education and remain professionally active.  I have made significant contributions to my specialty in topological algebra.  The primary focus of my career in mathematics, however, has been my commitment to quality teaching and to my students.  Students of all ages and a wide range of abilities have benefited by my clear and comprehensible explanations of everything from fractions to fractal geometry.  I practice a “down to earth” approach to teaching mathematics and utilize instructional software and other technology while pointing out their limitations.  I make an effort to present all of the topics within the context of “real life” applications.  This gives the students an appreciation of mathematics as a practical tool for solving problems in their respective fields of interest.  Students often describe me as an engaging and enthusiastic teacher in student evaluations.


Personal:  I was born in Wheeling, WV, USA.  My hobbies include music, martial arts, yoga, and running, swimming and learning new things.  I am qualified to give piano lessons and have been playing over forty years.

                  I encourage highly motivated and mathematically talented students to engage in supervised research.  Several of my former students have presented their findings at professional conferences.  Mathematics and its teaching are my passion and both have been personally and professionally rewarding.


References:  Included on separate sheet; available upon request

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