Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Mathematics at Southeastern


Chris Jones (Math Education ’97):

Chris Jones is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the University of Central Oklahoma. He is also employed as an auditor for the Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector’s Office. He encounters mathematics every day at his job in the form of accounting that he does, as well as altering and building mathematical formulas in spreadsheets, and performing statistical comparisons of horse-racing data used in the auditing of Oklahoma Horse Racing Pari-Mutuel Statistics. When Chris finishes his MBA, he hopes to find a managerial position or even possibly enter the world of politics. Chris’ favorite memories from SOSU involve his time spent working in the Learning Center and in tutoring math and in the many fond memories he has of the friends he worked with and hung out with. Chris now lives in Oklahoma City and hopes to some day be able to attend a reunion of math alumni of SOSU.

Chuck Pack (Mathematics, Physics ’92):

Chuck Pack went to graduate school at OSU where he received a Master’s in statistics in ’94. From there he became an instructor at Northeastern State University where he taught Statistics, College Algebra, and Trigonometry until ’99. He is now teaching Applied Math II and Geometry at Tahlequah High School. Chuck’s favorite memory at SOSU was the time that Dr. Platter donated an exotic goat to the Math Club for the annual picnic. The only problem was that the math club members had to catch the thing and find somebody to kill, clean, and barbecue it. Chuck is married to Latricia (Rowland) Pack who was formerly the secretary of SOSU’s math department. Latricia is now an Assistant Professor of Optometry at NSU. They have a son Mason Edward Pack, born July 29, 1999.

Ryan Richardson (Mathematics ’03):

Upon graduation, Ryan Richardson worked for a construction company in Fort Worth, TX as a sales consultant and project manager. He spent only 8 months in DFW, but that was long enough to last a lifetime. Ryan sought and received alternative certification to teach high school math and was promptly employed at his former high school as a HS math teacher and coach. Going into his fifth year, he has also been promoted to assistant HS principal and head baseball coach.

Ryan has the following to say about his time as a mathematics major here at Southeastern:

I enjoyed my time in all math classes and would really recommend Abstract Algebra. I was unable to really appreciate the education that was available to me until I graduated. I have learned that our little math department was very big on the quality of education that they provided their students. I also wanted to let Dr. Moretti know that I am the proud new owner of an Apple IMac. The crow is not all bad when you don’t chew.

Ed Sims (Math Education, ’97)

Ed Sims is teaching at Ardmore High School, after teaching a couple of years in Texas. In addition to teaching Algebra I and II, he coaches a swim team for the high school. He recently attended the first Southeastern Oklahoma Secondary Math & Science Conference at SOSU.