Employee Bio


Gerry Baygents

Instructor, Mathematics - Valley Campus

Main 119B

From 1997 to 2002, I taught College Algebra and Calculus for the University of South Carolina as a part-time instructor, and taught Advanced Placement BC Calculus from 2002-2003 as a distance learning teacher for the Richland County School District I in Columbia, South Carolina. For my Master's degree, I wrote a thesis with Dr. Michael Filaseta titled "Reducibility in Polynomials with Non-negative Coefficients". My PhD dissertation was "Spatiotemporal Modeling and Analysis of Disease Spread in Wildlife" with Dr. Majid Bani-Yaghoub (advisor) at University of Missouri, Kansas City.

I play French horn and am a former member of several school and community bands and orchestras. In addition, I have worked for a wildlife sanctuary, in the Mammal department at the Columbia Zoo in South Carolina, and at Yellowstone National Park. I like to take road trips on my motorcycle, I own too many board games, and I wish I played disc golf better.

Please feel free to contact me via email.