Wayne Watkins

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Wayne Watkins
Email
wwatkins@kaskaskia.edu
Phone
618-545-3377
Location
Main Campus
Office
Science and Technology, ST 103

Year Hired
2000

Degree
Associate’s Degree from Olney Central College
Bachelor’s Degree from Eastern Illinois University
Master’s Degree from Eastern Illinois University

Professional Affiliations
MAA: Mathematical Association of America

AMATYC: American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges

Up to this moment, what is your proudest teaching moment? I wouldn’t say that there is one distinct moment. I am particularly proud when I hear of former students doing well when they continue into their chosen field. In particular, I have had students from my Elementary Education courses that I later find out have become exceptional teachers. My wife teaches in the public school system, so I often hear reports from her or her colleagues about success of former KC students. I realize that those particular students are a product of KC as a whole and not just from my mathematics courses.

What are your goals as a teacher at Kaskaskia College? As a teacher at KC, my major goal is to help my students grow in knowledge and understanding. Mathematics is more than just a set of rules or steps to get from point A to point B. I want my students to see the opportunities for applying their knowledge in realistic situations. Applying Statistics to study human behaviors being one example.

 

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