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  • Biography 

            Michael Wang explores the intersection between technology, mathematics, and culture in an attempt to reach contemporary students. He graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in Mathematics in 2002, then followed it with an M.S. degree from Cal Poly Pomona in 2005 with a concentration in Applied Mathematics and a thesis on the topic of Nonhomogeneous Birth-Death Processes. 

    He taught introductory level and sophomore engineering mathematics at Cal Poly Pomona from 2004-2016, receiving the All-Star Favorite Faculty Member honor his rookie year. During this time, he also taught math and statistics courses part-time for Citrus College, Riverside City College, University of California Riverside, and Chapman University. In August 2016, Michael began work as a full-time Lecturer at Texas A&M University Kingsville. He taught introductory level mathematics and served in Recruitment, Undergraduate and Calculus committees as well as being the Math Department Library Liaison. He was commended for his Annual Faculty Evaluation binder and given a “Most Improved Teaching” award in 2018. Later that year, Mr. Wang joined the Coastal Bend College Mathematics Division. Mike currently works from the Alice and Kingsville campuses. He teaches traditional face-to-face, distance learning, and internet courses. He is currently a Texas Pathways committee member and a Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Rho Lambda Chapter Adviser at the Kingsville site.  

    Mixing traditional lecture with software technology, Michael seeks to convey mathematics to a diverse audience through a language and culture that addresses their needs and concerns. In pursuit of that ideal, he taught College Algebra, Trigonometry, Analytic Geometry, Single and Multivariable Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Contemporary Mathematics, Statistics, Business and Life-Science Calculus, and several hybrid-online math courses, by integrating software such as Blackboard, Maple, and MyMathLab with his popular lecture format in order to maximize student-centered learning.  

    Having begun taking college math courses as a high school sophomore in the Young Scholars Program, Michael became aware of the struggles of college students outside the mainstream. He continues to carry out the mission of the institution and ensure quality of its academic programs. He is currently working on his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at Texas A&M University Kingsville. In between classes, Mike enjoys biking, making electronic music, playing racquetball, and chess.