Mark Colgan

Faculty & Staff

                     

Dr. Mark Colgan

Mathematics Department

 

     
     

Professor of Mathematics

Office Location: Euler 126
Phone: (765) 998-5369
Email: mrcolgan@tayloru.edu

Specialties: mathematics education, calculus, statistics, investigations, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence

 

Education:

Ph.D., Mathematics Educatio, Indiana University, 1991
M.A., Mathematics, Indiana University, 1988
B.A., Mathematics and Computer Science/ Christian Education, Anderson University, 1985


Why I Love Teaching At Taylor:

I consider it a great blessing to teach at Taylor, because we have many fine students who are striving to become people who can serve others and make a difference in the world.  I enjoy the opportunity to see students grow over their time at Taylor and to be a small part of helping them reach their goals.

About Math -- many people think math is a boring collection of rules and formulas, but I enjoy helping students see that math is really fun when we look at all the applications to real life and different ways of thinking that math offers.  Topics such as infinity, the fourth dimension, and fractals help us see the beauty of mathematics and understand the attributes of God in a deeper way.


Hobbies:

I have enjoyed serving as a Bible quiz coach and quizmaster for many years at our local Free Methodist Church.  We quiz each season over a book(s) of the Bible, and study about one chapter per week.  I enjoy the opportunity to memorize Scripture, something which I also include in my math classes.  My family and I are also big basketball and football fans.  We follow the Indiana Hoosiers and Indianapolis Colts.

My family and I always enjoy visiting the Smokey Mountains for family vacations.  We recently spent a week there with our extended family, when we were chosen to be featured in a new PBS television show called Getting Away Together.  We enjoy hiking in the Great Smokey Mountains and other state and national parks.