Curriculum Vitae

Bill Shillito

(Pronounced SHILL-lit-toe)
he / him / his

Instructor, Mathematics

Oglethorpe University
4484 Peachtree Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30319
Lupton 317
bshillito [at] oglethorpe [dot] edu

Education

IN PROGRESS:  Ph.D., Mathematics

Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
2022 – Present
GPA: 4.06

M.S., Mathematics

Emporia State University
Emporia, KS
2019 – 2022
GPA: 4.0

M.A.T., Mathematics

Western Governors University
Salt Lake City, UT
2014 – 2016

B.S., International Affairs & Modern Language (Japanese)

Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA
2004 – 2008

Teaching Experience

Mathematics Instructor

Oglethorpe University
Atlanta, GA
2020 – Present
  • Courses:
    • COR 314 Mathematics and Human Nature
    • MAT 120 Introduction to Functions
    • MAT 130 Advanced Functions
    • MAT 131 Calculus I
    • MAT 132 Calculus II
    • MAT 233 Calculus III
    • MAT 241 Proofs & Logic
    • MAT 471 Abstract Algebra

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
2022 – Present
  • Courses:
    • MATH 1401 Elementary Statistics

Mathematics Instructor

Governor's Honors Program
Valdosta, GA and Rome, GA
2016 – Present
  • Courses:
    • Let's Play a Game
    • Combinatorial game theory
    • To Infinity & Beyond
    • Set theory, non-standard analysis, projective geometry
    • Groups, Rings, & Symmetrical Things
    • Abstract algebra
    • Twisted & Tangled
    • Knot theory and abstract algebra
    • Spirit of Mathematics
    • Mathematics history, culture, and foundations
    • Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
    • Algorithms
    • Colors & Connections
    • Graph theory
    • Varieties: The Spice of Life
    • Computational algebraic geometry, projective geometry
    • Close Enough
    • Numerical analysis
    • Weird Math
    • Non-Euclidean geometry, number bases, fair division, voting theory, etc.
    • Introduction to Python Programming
  • Advise students on research projects and presentations
  • Conduct an ongoing mathematics tournament throughout the summer program
  • Interview and evaluate finalists at the state level to determine acceptance to the program

Mathematics and Science Teacher

Atlanta Jewish Academy Upper School
Atlanta, GA
2014 - 2018
  • Courses:
    Geometry, Algebra II, Honors Precalculus, AP Calculus AB+BC, Freshman Physics, Honors Physics, Computer Science, Discrete Mathematics, Special Topics in Mathematics
    • Designed curriculum for Computer Science, Discrete Mathematics, Special Topics in Mathematics
    • Piloted concurrent curriculum for AP Calculus AB+BC
  • Coached students for Moody’s Mega Math (M³) Challenge
  • Implemented Standards-Based Grading in courses and presented results to faculty

Tutoring Experience

Tutor

Access Test Prep & Tutoring
Atlanta, GA
2018 – 2021
  • Standardized tests tutored:
    ACT, PSAT, SAT I/II, GRE, AMC 8
  • Primary/secondary subjects tutored:
    K-8 Math/English/Science, Prealgebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Precalculus, AP Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Physics, IB Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Spanish, French
  • Undergraduate subjects tutored:
    Single-Variable Calculus, Multivariable Calculus, Abstract Algebra, Real Analysis, Discrete Dynamical Systems

Tutor

C2 Education East Cobb
Marietta, GA
2009 – 2014
  • Lead instructor from 2010 - 2013
  • Standardized tests tutored: ACT, PSAT, SAT I/II, AMC 8/10/12
  • Primary/secondary subjects tutored: K-8 Math/English/Science, Prealgebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Precalculus, AP Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, Computer Science, Spanish, Latin
  • Undergraduate subjects tutored: Single-Variable Calculus, Multivariable Calculus, Finite Mathematics, Modern Mathematics

Software Skills

Programming languages

  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • C#
  • Perl

Awards

Early Career Faculty Award

Oglethorpe University
2023

Best Graduate Teaching Assistant

Georgia State University
2023

Star Teacher

Atlanta Jewish Academy
2017

Example of Excellence Award

Western Governors University
Pre-Clinical Experiences
2015

Lessons Worth Sharing: Grand Prize

TED-Ed
How to organize, add, and multiply matrices
2012

Test Scores

GRE Mathematics Subject Test

970 (99th percentile)
October 2019

GRE Mathematics Subject Test

910 (99th percentile)
April 2016

Praxis II: Mathematical Content Knowledge

200 / 200
May 2014

GACE Mathematics Test I (022)

297 / 300
July 2013

GACE Mathematics Test II (023)

297 / 300
July 2013

Organizations

Mathematical Association of America (MAA)

2019 - present
  • Chair-Elect, TAHSM (Teaching Advanced High School Mathematics) SIGMAA
    2021

Metro Atlanta Math Teachers' Circle

2016 - present
  • Designed and led an interactive exploration on Rational Tangles for November 2018 meeting

Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (GCTM)

2009 - present
  • Director of Information Technology
    2018 - 2022
  • Member of Executive Committee and Georgia Mathematics Conference Board
  • Redesigned and maintain the GCTM website (www.gctm.org)

Publications

Matrix Multiplication: A More Spatially Intuitive Approach

eReflections | GCTM
April 2012

Presentations

The Most Mathematical Game

University of Missouri – Kansas City
November 2021

Math Circles for Students and Teachers (6-12)

Cobb County School District Professional Development
December 2019
  • Co-presented with Dr. Mary Garner, Oglethorpe University, and Dr. Virginia Watson, Kennesaw State University

Off Limits: Lifting the Ban on Infinitesimals and Division by Zero

University of Missouri – Kansas City
November 2019

Discreet Discrete Calculus

58th Georgia Mathematics Conference: Communicating Mathematics – Creating a Culture for Discourse Fluency
October 2017

Proving Identities: “Who Says You Can’t Do That?”

57th Georgia Mathematics Conference: Principles to Actions – What’s in Your Toolbox?
October 2016

Turning Zeros Upside-Down

56th Georgia Mathematics Conference: Growing Student Potential in Mathematics
October 2015

A Good Notation is its Own Explanation!

56th Georgia Mathematics Conference: Growing Student Potential in Mathematics
October 2015

Hold Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand

55th Georgia Mathematics Conference: Mathematics for All – Let’s Build Bridges!
October 2014

Visual Matrix Multiplication

55th Georgia Mathematics Conference: Mathematics for All – Let’s Build Bridges!
October 2014

What’s in a Name? – Trigonometry

54th Georgia Mathematics Conference: Equipping Lifelong Learners
October 2013

Synthetic Division: A Deeper Look

53rd Georgia Mathematics Conference: Common Core Seeds for Success
October 2012

What’s in a Name? – Geometric Taxonomy

53rd Georgia Mathematics Conference: Common Core Seeds for Success
October 2012

Is Pi Wrong? An Exploration of the True Circle Constant

52nd Georgia Mathematics Conference: More Than Meets the Eye
October 2011

The Hidden Power of Microsoft Word’s Equation Editor

52nd Georgia Mathematics Conference: More Than Meets the Eye
October 2011