By Ashley Denany, contributing writer
A love for math and a passion to see others succeed may be considered the two driving forces that led Christopher Terry to become a college math professor.
“In college, I majored in math and physics. But, I knew I did not want to live my entire life in a lab,” says Terry, an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. “When I got to college, I realized I wanted to serve others and to be able to make the world a better place.”
Terry was born in Las Vegas, and was raised in Lake Wales, Fla. In 1998, he moved to Augusta to accept a temporary position at ASU, which later turned into full time. He has served at Augusta State for 13 years and is currently teaching a number of subjects such as Logic and Set Theory, Calculus 2, and College Algebra.
Ironically, when Terry began working at ASU, he did not know that it would also be the place where he would meet his future wife, Vickie, a ‘96 alumna of ASU. “Some of my colleagues set us up on a date; so, I like to call it the Math Department Conspiracy,” says Terry.
He and his wife have been married for 10 years, and they have an 18-month-old son, Charlie.
Terry received his bachelor’s degree from Erskine College, and obtained both his master’s and doctoral degrees at the University of Virginia.
When Terry is not working, he enjoys playing all kinds of board and video games. His favorite food is an Indian dish called Samosas, and he also enjoys a good game of Texas hold’em.
Name: Christopher Terry
Position: Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Time at ASU: 13 years
Family: Wife, Vickie; and son, Charlie, 18 months old
Little known fact: “I am an above average juggler.”