- B.S., Mathematics, Arkansas Tech University, 1981
M.S., Mathematics, Oklahoma State University, 1988
Ed.D., Teaching College Mathematics, Oklahoma State University, 1994
B.A., Spanish, Simpson College, 2009
Hi. My name is Murphy Waggoner, and I have been a professor at Simpson since 1992. I’m a mathematician, and my interests are teaching and applications of mathematics. Lately I have been involved with combining my love of math and my love of art. I have taught Mathematics of Art three times and had a great time. I hope the students did, too, and I can’t wait to teach it again.
In 2009 I finished a Spanish degree as well (so I am a Simpson grad!) I strengthened my Spanish speaking and listening skills while leading a group of students on a semester abroad to Argentina in Spring 2014.
I also have a passion for reading and writing. I maintain a book blog with over 350 posts I have written about books I have read in the past decade. I also write teaching support materials for college mathematics teaching. Here is one of them. Feel free to borrow.A blog on applications of linear algebra.
I hope I get a chance to meet you on campus. My office is Carver Science Hall. Stop by sometime and introduce yourself!