ABOUT YOUR MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTOR

Ingrid Stewart, Ph.D.
College of Southern Nevada
Mathematics Department
6375 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89146

E-Mail: ingrid.stewart@csn.edu
Web Site: http://profstewartmath.com

MORE ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR ...

You may call me Ms. Stewart, Professor Stewart, or Dr. Stewart.  I grew up in Europe, specifically in picturesque Nuremberg, which is in the German state of Bavaria.  I graduated from Adam-Kraft Realschule in 1973 and then held various civilian administrative jobs in the U.S. Army.  I got married to Ben in 1977.  He was a Chief Warrant Officer working as a Physician Assistant at the U.S. Army Hospital in Nuremberg (we are still married !!!!).

We left Germany in 1978 to move to El Paso, Texas where my husband was stationed at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center until his military retirement in December 1979.  After the military, my husband obtained a position as a Physician Assistant with the Department of Veterans Affairs.  We lived in Knoxville, Iowa for one year and in 1981 we moved to Fort Lyon in southeastern Colorado.  It was there, in 1982, that I decided to go to college and also to become a U.S. citizen.

I attended Otero Junior College in La Junta, Colorado graduating in 1983 with an Associate of Arts degree with a business emphasis.  In 1986, I began to attend the University of Southern Colorado (now Colorado State University) in Pueblo, Colorado to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics.  I graduated in 1988.

In 1990 we decided to move to Las Vegas to be a little closer to my husband's relatives who live here in town as well as in Ogden, Utah.  After our move, I started a Master of Science degree in Mathematics graduating in 1993.  I became a part-time instructor at CSN and got hired full-time in August 1994.  I've been here ever since and I LOVE IT.  I love teaching mathematics and I enjoy my students.  I can't think of a better job!!!  That's why I decided to earn a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis in Mathematics Education and Instructional Technology.  It provided me with special insights into pedagogy that allowed me to become an even better teacher.

I love, love, love to travel and I have already visited many countries. I also like to read mystery novels and go shopping (very relaxing ).  My husband tries to get me to play his favorite sport, GOLF, but I am not very good at it and instead of being relaxed I get furious, .  I don't know why I can't get that little white ball to move more than 60 feet at a time.  In addition, there are the times when I hit houses, ducks, or trees.  Very frustrating indeed .

We have a son, David, who graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in May 2006 with dual degrees in Biology/Chemistry and Education.  He is now teaching in the Science Department at Centennial High School in Las Vegas in addition to being the Science Department Chair.  In 2009, he earned his Masters Degree in Sports Conditioning and Performance.  On June 1, 2018 he married the love of his life, Crystal, who is a school counselor.  We are very proud of the both of them. 

We also have a very smart (and spoiled) miniature poodle named Heidi.  She was born February 22, 2019. We purchased her from Ash's Mystical Poodles in Pahrump, Nevada. Her favorite past time is chasing balls and catching frisbees and annoying her "nephew" Titus (our son's French Bull Dog). In May 2020 we added two Siamese cats to our pet menagerie. Their names are Leo and Max. They are good boys and they love Heidi and Titus.

Heidi     Heidi and Titus 

 

Leo in the dryer! Sigh!                                        Max in the office trash AGAIN!                       Max desperately trying to squeeze
                                                                                                                                                   Leo out of the cat tree!