2024 Election Nominee Information

Nominees for President:

– Jianning (Sam) Su –

Jianning (Sam) Su has over ten years of teaching experience before joining GSU Perimeter College. He is dedicated to quality teaching. He has been actively attending conferences to learn and share instructional technologies to help improve teaching quality.

Nominees for Treasurer:

– Hong Du –

Dr. Hong Du is an Assistant Professor in the department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering at Perimeter College since 2017. Before she joined Perimeter College, she worked as an assistant professor at McNeese University for 4 years and visiting professor for 1 year at Ithaca College.

Dr. Du completed her Ph.D. at University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and M.S. at Marquette University. Her research interests lie in the area of analysis of functional data. Throughout her 8 years of teaching career, she taught wide range of collegiate level courses through her teaching career, including quantitative reasoning, algebra, trigonometry, precalculus, calculus and statistics.

Nominees for Secretary:

– Anthonia Ekwuocha –

Dr. Anthonia Ekwuocha joined Georgia State University Perimeter College as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics in Fall 2021. She has thirty years of mathematics teaching experience, including eight years at the secondary school level and twenty-two years at college level. She has taught several mathematics courses and served on different committees before joining GSU. She was coordinator for several mathematics courses, co-chair for course redesign, and textbook transformation grant recipient at her previous institution. She is the current GMATYC Secretary.

Nominees for Nominating Committee (two positions open):

– Rusandica Manole –

Rusandica Manole is a Tenured Associate Professor of Mathematics at Perimeter College at Georgia State University. She received her MA in Mathematics from Eastern Michigan University and MS and BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Galati in Romania.  

Rusandica has been teaching mathematics courses using different platforms since 1998. Prior to teaching, she worked in industry as a Manufacturing Engineer and Project Engineer. In addition to teaching, Rusandica has had the privilege of serving as the Assistant Department Chair for Mathematics on the Dunwoody campus since 2010. 

She is member of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC), Georgia Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (GMATYC), and Georgia Organization for Student Success (GOSS).

– Nikita D. Patterson –

Nikita D. Patterson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Georgia State University – Perimeter College. Dr. Patterson holds a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University, a Master’s from Clark Atlanta University, a Bachelor of Science from Spelman College, and a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Dr. Patterson has held leadership roles in the Georgia Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (GMATYC), the Perimeter College Mathematics Conference, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics. She has presented her research locally, nationally and internationally.