Our Graduates - Where Are They Now?

More than 120 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.


  • 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, Math Lecturer, Appalachian State U


  • Leah Hurt, Math and PE Instructor, Moscow Idaho
  • 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, Doctoral Student in Math at UC Irvine
  • 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, Army Intelligence Trainee


  • 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 Lecturer at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
  • Thomas Cook, Math Instructor at Gaston College, after completed 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, Postdoctoral Fellow, Oregon State University


  • Ashley Cox, Data Research & Analytics Consultant at Designeers Midwest, Raleigh
  • Dustin King, Department Head, Astronomy, Math and Physics, Catawba Valley Community College
  • Shiloh Moore, Applications Developer at AT&T, Raleigh


  • Rocky Horton, Math Teacher  and Basketball Coach at Starmount High School
  • Terry Peacock, Business Analyst at MaxPoint Interactive, Raleigh, NC
  • Andrew Wright, Coordinator of Educational Services in Sciences at Columbia State Community College, Columbia, TN


  • Jessica Miller Mabe, Math Instructor at Catawba Valley Community College
  • Levonda Rutherford, Math Teacher at North Wilkes Middle School
  • Jenny Tabat, Math Instructor at High Point University


  • Mike Boone, Math Instructor at Catawba Valley Community College and at Appalachian State
  • Griffin Dodd, Math Instructor at Ashevill-Buncombe Tech
  • Brad Wandler, Math Instructor at Caldwell Community College


  • Caleb Marsh, Assistant Director of Program Evaluation, College Access Partnerships, after completing an EdD at Old Dominion U
  • Jason Sain, Math Instructor at Gaston College, Dallas, NC
  • John Grubbs, Math Instructor at Western Piedmont Community College, Morganton, NC


  • Celes Alexander, Math Professor, James Madison University, after completing a PhD at Florida State
  • Luke Walsh, Math Instructor at Catawba Valley Community College


  • Katie Booth Cook, Math Teacher at West Stokes High School
  • Scott Coppock, Financial Advisor at Citizens Investments, Boston