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

M.S., Mathematics (in progress)

Emporia State University
Emporia, KS
2019 – Present (expected completion in 2022)

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 241 Proofs & Logic

Mathematics Instructor

Governor's Honors Program
Valdosta, GA and Rome, GA
2016 – Present
  • Courses:
    • To Infinity & Beyond
    • Set theory, non-standard analysis, projective geometry
    • Groups, Rings, & Symmetrical Things
    • Abstract algebra
    • Let's Play a Game
    • Game theory
    • Colors & Connections
    • Graph theory
    • Weird Math
    • Non-Euclidean geometry, number bases, fair division, voting theory, etc.
    • Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
    • Algorithms
    • Spirit of Mathematics
    • Mathematics history and foundations
    • Varieties: The Spice of Life
    • Computational algebraic geometry, projective geometry
    • 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

Awards

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 - present
  • 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

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