Holly Hirst is an award-winning teacher and professor of
mathematics at Appalachian State University, and currently serves as
department coordinator for courses in modeling, numerical methods, and
operations research. She also coordinates Appalachian State University's
Annenberg/CPB INPUT award-winning quantitative literacy course and the
associated computer lab, and is co-author of the course materials,
including the text How Do You Know? Using Math to Make Decisions.
Since Dr. Hirst received her Ph.D. in mathematics from the Pennsylvania
State University in 1989, she has been active in the field of
computational science. Over the last ten years, she has given more than 75 presentations and taught more than 50 workshops centered around incorporating modeling and computation into mathematics and science courses
at all levels.
She was co-Principle Investigator on both the NSF Undergraduate Faculty
Enhancement grant that funded the Shodor Computational Science
Institutes from 1998 to 2002 and on
the NSF Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement grant that
the National Computational Science Institute.
In addition to teaching and coordinating the graduate program in
mathematics at Appalachian, Dr. Hirst is involved in the
Science Institute as workshop coordinator and instructor, and in
development and dissemination of the middle grades mathematics materials
Visit Holly's homepage.
You can contact Holly at:
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina 28608