Selkirk College, Attn: David Feldman
301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar BC, V1N 4L3, Canada
I took a winding path to end up where I am now. I started as an undergraduate at Berkeley juggling too many interests and taking too many courses. I ended up with a major in mathematics and then immediately went on to start a Master's in Linguistics at MIT. Half way through that program, I got a job opportunity in the San Fernando Valley of California working in a start-up company doing some of the early research into speech recognition. I took that job and moved back to California, finishing my Master's in Linguistics at UCLA.
I moved to Victoria, BC in 1989 where I began working as a math tutor at Camosun. I was advised that if I had a Master's in math I might make a good teacher, so I did a Master's at UVIC, taught a few courses at UVIC and Camosun and then moved to the Kootenays and began working full time as a math instructor at Selkirk in 1999.
I had the honor of being selected as School Chair in August 2013 and have served our School and College in that capacity since then.
My primary interests outside of work are playing music with friends, enjoying the beauty of our region and social dancing.