Biography of Larry Ray
Serves as academic advisor for students majoring in mathematics education and preparing to be secondary math teachers. Teaches the following courses: Precalculus, Calculus I, Discrete Mathematics, Linear Algebra, Methods in Mathematics Education, Mathematical Concepts for Elementary Teachers, Modern College Geometry, and Mathematical Connections for Secondary Teachers.
- Ph.D., educational psychology, University of Southern California, 1977.
- NSF Academic Year Institute, University of Montana, 1968-1969.
- M.A., mathematics, Pacific Union College, 1966.
- B.A., mathematics, Pacific Union College, 1964.
Dr. Ray teams up with Dr. Malcolm Russell in leading a College Sabbath School class that features Bible study and discussion centered around the Adult SS Bible Study Guide. The class meets weekly, year-around, 10:40-11:45 in the Student Center.
At Union College:
- Professor of Mathematics, 1997-present
- Vice-President for Academic Administration, 1992-1997.
- Chair, Division of Business and Computer Science, 1990-1992.
- Professor of Computer Science, 1983-1992.
Director of Computer Services, Visalia Unified School District, California, 1977-1983.
Math and computer teacher, Visalia Unified School District, California, 1969-1983.
Math and science teacher, Wawona Jr. High, Fresno, California, 1967-1968.
Mathematics teacher, International School, Bangkok, 1966-1967.
Mathematics teacher, McLane High, Fresno, California, 1965-1966.
Sponsored by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, Dr. Ray participated in the PMET (Preparing Mathematicians to Educate Teachers) workshops for three summers: 2003 in Potsdam, New York; 2004 in Oswego, New York; 2006 in Monterey, California. The PMET workshops led to an NSF grant that enabled Dr. Ray and the other UC mathematics faculty to revise Union's mathematics curriculum during the 2004-2006 academic years. Further, this grant supported the mathematics faculty in providing a workshop on the UC campus for all academy mathematics teachers in the Mid-America Union (MAUC) in the summer of 2004.
In the summer of 2007 and again in the summer of 2008, a mix of 20 elementary and secondary MAUC teachers participated in a week-long math workshop at UC. Through a grant from the Brookhill Foundation, two of these workshops were offered in the summer of 2009--one to the private school teachers of Lincoln and the other to SDA teachers throughout the North American Division (NAD). 30 teachers participated in the first workshop--June 8-12; 31 teachers participated in the second workshop--June 22-26.
He enjoys tennis, bicycling, hiking, and playing with his four grandchildren.
Class materials/help for Dr. Ray's classes on Moodle.