Welcome! I am in my twelfth year as a faculty member in the Mathematics Department at HCC on the Dale Mabry Campus.
For Fall 2015, I am teaching Precalculus Algebra Online (MAC 1140), Calculus 1 (MAC 2311) Online and also On-campus, and Calculus 2 (MAC 2312). You can view previous semesters' syllabi through the link in the left navigation menu.
All course materials (formula sheets, class notes, class lecture videos, etc.) for students who are enrolled in my courses can be accessed through MyHCC: http://hcc.instructure.com
Saving animals is very important to me. My husband and I have four special-needs dogs: 2 shih tzu's (Molly and Tilly), 1 albino Pekingese (Buster), and 1 Yorkie mix (Rudy). Molly had to have one eye removed due to painful glaucoma. Tilly couldn't get adopted because she tried to bite everyone (though she is doing much better with that now!). Buster was thrown from a moving car when his owners decided they didn't want him anymore; he has a bad spine and back leg, and he is deaf. Rudy has limited sight in one eye, moderately impaired hearing, and recently started suffering from a collapsed trachea, which is a common problem in Yorkies.
We have also rescued five cats: Lila, Simon, Squirrel, Buttercup (who I don't have a picture of yet), and Vlad (who was helping me grade a trig test in the picture below -- he was "helping" by laying on top of it). Lastly, my husband and I continue to do our part to help control the cat population in our area by trapping, neutering/spaying, vaccinating, and releasing (known as TNVR) stray cats. We have TNVR'd more than 45 cats in our neighborhood over the past 5 years.
Lila Simon Squirrel Vlad
My husband and I both volunteer with Lost Angels Animal Rescue and sometimes serve as foster parents. All of our dogs were adopted from Lost Angels, and I hope the next time you are considering getting a pet, you will RESCUE one! If you would like more information about our rescue group, please visit www.lostangelsanimalrescue.org.
When getting a pet, please consider adopting from a shelter or animal rescue organization. And have your pet spayed or neutered (it extends their lives up to 3 years)! Keep in mind:
Every day in the US, 10,000 people are born but 70,000 puppies and kittens are born.
Over 50% of dogs and 70% of cats that go to shelters get euthanized.
Approximately 25% of animals in shelters are purebreds.
Between 6 and 8 million animals per year are euthanized in the U.S.