Dorothy Nelms » Directory2017-11-08T17:28:23-05:00


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Dorothy Nelms

Professor Emeritus of Mathematics

Biographical Info

Dotsie Nelms retired as professor of mathematics at Centre, where she taught since 1969. Her teaching responsibilities included calculus, problem solving and complex variables. Nelms’ skill and commitment as a teacher was honored with Centre’s David Hughes Award for excellence in teaching.

Nelms is a member of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America, and before coming to Centre, she taught mathematics at the high school level and worked as a systems service representative with IBM.

Nelms holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Randolph-Macon College, a master’s in teaching from Vanderbilt University and master’s and doctoral degrees in mathematics from the University of Alabama.

Categories: Emeritus Faculty