Ellen Smyth

Mathematics Department
Austin Peay State University at Ft Campbell
P.O. Box 4626
Clarksville, TN  37044
APSU at FC Building 203, Room 217
Phone:  (931) 221-1443
Fax:  (931) 221-6354
Email:  smythe@apsu.edu

Office Hours
Monday & Wednesday: By appointment
Tuesday & Thursday: 11-12:00


About me:  I love math, of course, and I particularly enjoy statistics where your imagination can meld with the real and practical world by using data to support (or contradict) your hypotheses.  In addition to math, I love a lot of technology and I have many obsessions.  My biggest obsession is Harry Potter, but I also love geeky, obsessive shows like

  1. Lost (episode titles alone make the show worth watching),

  2. Battle Star Galactica (gotta love Gaius),

  3. Firefly (pure writing genius), and

  4. The IT Crowd (Roy's t-shirts are the best). 

I love children's literature like HP, of course, as well as

  1. Anne of Green Gables (named our firstborn for this kindred spirit),

  2. Narnia (brilliantly told), and

  3. Alice (written by a mathematician).

I applied to be a student of Lost University, but it turns out I am not very good.  Even though I love the show, the devil is in the details.  The LU guys are so sweet, though, that they let me have a card despite my loss of Lost trivia!

Lost Universityy Card

I bet you guessed that this isn't a current image of me, didn't you? The picture is actually of Emma, my youngest, when she was about 1.2 years old.