Our Graduates - Where Are They Now?

More than 100 students completed our master's program in the last 10 years.

Our graduates pursue a variety of careers, with the two most common being secondary teaching and college teaching (either as MA level instructors or continuing into doctoral programs to become university faculty).

 [full list of graduates from 2005 to present]

Where are they now?

Below is a sample of graduates from over the last 10 years, and where they are now.


  • Nic Garzone, Math Education (RUME) PhD program, Oklahoma State University
  • David Marhao, Math Lecturer, Appalachian State University


  • Thomas Keener, PhD Student, U South Carolina
  • Lillian Mazaleski, Math Instructor, Mitchell Community College
  • Mel Rhoney, Academic Support Center, Caldwell Community College


  • Sofia Cole, EdD Student, University of Houston
  • Brian Nobles, Works at CITI, Inc, Charlotte


  • Julia Butler, Mathematics Faculty, Mountwest Community and Technical College, Huntington, WV
  • Matthew Owen, PneumaRespiratory, Boone, NC


  • Leah Hurt Merkle, Math Instructor, Lewis Clakr Christian School
  • Emily Yontz Morris, Math Teacher, Watauga High School


  • Hannah Cox, Math Teacher at New Bern High School
  • Benjamin Estes, Math Teacher at Mooresville High School
  • John Hall, Doctoral Student in Math at the University of Kentucky


  • Lee Fisher, Data ScientistData Scientist, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
  • Kevin Winfree, Math Instructor at Haywood Community College,


  • Matthew Cavallo, Lecturer at Harvard, after completing a PhD from Howard University
  • Amber Hazelwood Smith, Math Teacher at Watauga High School
  • Michael Rudziewicz, Industrial Security Specialist, 


  • Sarah McGinnis, Mathematician at the US Census Bureau, Washington DC
  • Samuel Luke Tunstall, Director of the Quantitative Reasoning Skills Center, Trinity U, after completing an EdD Michigan State University
  • Amanda Whitt, Math Instructor at Asheville-Buncombe Tech
  • Amanda Yoder McGough, Statistician at Corning, Corning, NY, after completing a second masters in statistics at Va Tech


  • Alana Baird, Math Senior Lecturer at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
  • Thomas Cook, Math Instructor at Gaston College, after completing a PhD at UNC-Charlotte
  • Dawn Laughter, Math Teacher at Chase Middle School, Forest City, NC


  • Melissa Pierce, Math Teacher at Alexander Central High School
  • Kristen Vroom, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University


  • Joe Castonguay, Math Senior lecturer, Appalachian State University
  • Taylor Conn, Math Instructor, South College
  • Dustin King, Department Head, Astronomy, Math and Physics, Catawba Valley Community College


  • Rocky Horton, Math Teacher and Basketball Coach at Starmount High School
  • Grade "Lee" Wilsonwithers, Professor of Mathematics, Forsyth Technical Community College, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Andrew Wright, Assistant Vice President at Columbia State Community College, Columbia, TN