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My name is Steve Williams. I am an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. I am also the Coordinator of the Secondary Mathematics Education program at LHUP. That means that in addition to teaching various courses in mathematics, I also teach methods courses in mathematics education, supervise student-teachers, and do a lot of other coordinating-type things that are not really worth mentioning here (partly because I don't even know what I do, except that I do know that I am busy all of the time).
I am fairly active in the mathematics education community. I am the current President of the PA Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (PAMTE), an affiliate of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE). I also serve on the board for the PA Council of Teachers of Mathematics (PCTM), an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). There are also other organizations with which I am involved, but these are the main ones. I can often be seen attending and presenting at various conference and giving other workshopy-type stuff in different schools. If I ever take the time to work on my Professional Stuff link to the left, you might be able to check out some of my stuff.
I have a beautiful and wonderful wife, April, who is a part-time photographer. She does most of her work with kids and loves it. Some of her work can be seen here. I also have an awesome five-year-old son named Kaiden (in the picture above on the left). He is in pre-school and is a really great kid. On January 7th, 2012, we had another son named Bowen. He's the little baby in the picture above on the right. He mostly sleeps right now, but has been a joyful addition to our family.
Besides all of the stuff I do that is school and family related, most of my other time is spent exercising. I am a runner. While I used to be a lot better when I was younger, I still compete in many events ranging from track races to the marathon. In 2010, I even competed in a full Ironman triathlon (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run). The training for a race like that took a lot of time (I trained approximately 20 hours a week all summer long, in addition to regularly training throughout the year), and the race was a grueling 12-hour time period. I don't plan to do that again, but you never know (don't tell my wife I said that). I mostly enjoy running though and am trying to concentrate on that part of my athletic life.
I guess that's about it that is important for you to know about me from this page. If you have any other questions that you would like to ask, simply email me and do so.