Stephen Fast

Professor of Mathematics and Chair of the Mathematics Department

Dr. Fast & son back from fishing

Email Address

Office Number

8644884521

Dr. Steve Fast joined the Limestone College faculty in 2009. He currently serves as Professor of Mathematics and Chair of the Mathematics Department. Dr. Fast grew up in northeastern Ohio and has lived in six states. His favorite place is his cattle farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia where he enjoys farm work, hunting, fishing, and walking in the fields and woods.

His research interests are in college mathematics curriculum reform and in the philosophy of mathematics. He has given talks at various conferences, most recently at the SC Upstate Research Symposium and Mathematical Association of America Summer Meeting on results from curriculum changes at Limestone College.

As a husband and father, he is very interested in the life of his family. His wife, Judy, and he have been married for 32 years. They home schooled their four now grown sons, and they currently home school their eight year-old son. Their eldest is a chemical engineer for ExxonMobil; their second son is a Harvard MBA graduate and works as an investment banker in NYC; their third son is an engineer for Freightliner Trucks; and their fourth son is in the applied mathematics graduate program at Rice University.

Dr. Fast has coached many youth sports teams, including youth basketball teams in the Gaffney area. As believers in Jesus Christ, his family seeks to shine the light of Jesus Christ.

Professional Accomplishments

Fullerton Faculty Merit Award Spring 2011 awarded by Limestone College
Presentations
  • Results from Mathematics Developmental Course Redesign, co-presenter Chris Mineo, April 2014 South Carolina Upstate Research Symposium. The co-presenter is one of my mathematics students at Limestone College.
  • Year One Results from Developmental Course Redesign, August 2013 Mathematical Association of America Math Fest.
  • Considering Language, Mathematics, and Meaning in the Mathematics Classroom, May 2013 Limestone College Conference on Teaching and Learning.
  • Motivating Semantic Reasoning in a Mathematical Proofs Course, April 2013 South Carolina Upstate Research Symposium.
  • Examples Motivating Students┬╣ Critical Evaluation of Calculator Results, April 2009 meeting of Texas Section of Mathematical Association of America.
  • "Kant Reconsidered: Maybe there is Something Related to Mathematics to Learn from his Work after All", April 2008 meeting of Texas Section of Mathematical Association of America.
  • Talk on mathematics and theology given to an academic chapel at LeTourneau University, February 2007
  • Talk on mathematics and philosophy given to a faculty discussion group at Palm Beach Atlantic College, spring 1997
Publications
  • Results from Mathematics Developmental Course Redesign, with Chris Mineo, South Carolina Upstate Research Symposium Proceedings, April 2014.
  • Motivating Semantic Reasoning in a Mathematical Proofs Course, South Carolina Upstate Research Symposium Proceedings, April 2013.
  • Examples of Refinable and Weak Refinable Spaces with J. C. Smith Jr., Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, Vol. 347, Number 5, May 1995.
  • The Cardinal Number d and Convergent Sequences in Q, Papers on General Topology and Applications, Annals of The New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. 704, 1993.
  • Sum and Mapping Theorems for Refinable Spaces, Papers on General Topology and Applications, Annals of The New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. 659, 1992.