DR. RAY H. PRICE
Phone: (334) 683-5205
At Judson College since 1979
"[Judson College] is the total package. Students treat people real well. I get to share my stories and teach. It's a real pleasant atmosphere. I can ride my bike or walk from my house to work everyday. To me, this place has it all, and my priorities are here." - Dr. Ray Price
Algebra / Trigonometry; Calculus; Linear Algebra; Differential Equations; Foundations of Mathematics; Geometry; Abstract Algebra; and Real Analysis
Dr. Ray Price was born the son of a minister and became accustomed to moving around often in his life. He can remember the one place his family remained the longest was Sanford, N.C. When he first visited the Judson College campus in 1979, he immediately felt at home in the town of Marion, which appealed to him because of its "Andy Griffith-like atmosphere."
He first realized he had a knack for numbers as a high school student. He had never really seen himself becoming a math teacher but it just eventually "all made sense." Before Judson, Dr. Price spent two years volunteering in the Peace Corps and taught secondary school mathematics to students at a small village boarding school in Juaben-Ashanti, Ghana, West Africa. There was no electricity or running water at either the school or the village, and Dr. Price lived in a commune area.
Dr. Price has been a judge for the statewide Alabama High School Mathematics Contest and has, among other things, coordinated the annual Alabama Association of College Teachers of Mathematics meeting at Judson in 1995. In 2004, he coordinated the annual State Mathematical Association of America (MAA) dinner / speaker together with the Alabama Association of Mathematics (AACTM) at Judson. He has been the church organist at St. Wilfrid's Episcopal Church in Marion since 1989. Dr. Price is currently Vice President of the AACTM, and a member of the board of Alabama Journal of Mathematics.
"I don't feel lacking in Marion. I can't wait to be around people each day. This place just suited my lifestyle. I never had to debate about coming back after I got my Ph.D." - Dr. Ray Price
SELECTED AWARDS / HONORS / MEMBERSHIP
* Alabama Association of College Teachers of Mathematics (AACTM)
* Who's Who Among America's Teachers, multiple year recipient
* Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, Wofford College (1974)
* Eagle Scout (1969)
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS / TALKS
R. Price and J. Smith, Characterizations of d-Paracompactness and Related Properties. Glasnik Matematicki, Vol. 27 (47) (1992)
R. Price and J. Smith, A Remark on B (P, a)-Refinability. Proceedings of the Japan Academy, Vol. 65, Ser. A, No. 7 (1989)
Faculty Advancement in Mathematics (FAIM, presented at the annual Alabama Association of College Teachers in Mathematics (AACTM) meeting at the University of Alabama - 1991.
Characterizations of d-paracompactness and related properties, presented at the 23rd Annual Spring Topology Conference - University of Tennessee - 1989