GMC News

Robertson Elected

Dr. John S. Robertson, Professor of Mathematics in the Division of Mathematics at the Milledgeville Campus, was recently elected to the post of President-elect of the Georgia Mathematical Association of Two-year Colleges (GMATYC). He will serve in this position for a year followed by a two-year stint as the GMATYC President.

GMATYC has over 150 members statewide. Among its programs include prizes for student performance in competitions, teaching awards, a substantial web-site, and an annual meeting.

A native New Yorker, Dr. Robertson attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, graduating with a degree in Physics in 1975. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, and served tours of duty in Massachusetts and Germany (he filled command positions during both tours). He returned to graduate school and studied Mathematics from 1982 to 1986, completing his Ph.D. in Mathematics.

Dr. Robertson was assigned to the Department of Mathematical Sciences, U.S.
Military Academy, serving in that capacity until 1995, when he retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. His family moved to Georgia, where he took the post of Chair and Professor of Mathematics at Georgia College & State University. He served for six years as chair and three more as a senior faculty member. In 2004 he assumed his present position as Professor of Mathematics at Georgia Military College.

Dr. Robertson is the author of three books and more than two dozen scientific papers. His current interests include the teaching of mathematical modeling as an introductory course in two-year schools and the development of learning communities built around entry-level mathematics courses. He lives with his wife in Putnam County. His three grown children also live in Georgia.