Dr. Debra D. Bryant, Associate Professor

Mathematics Coordinator - Academic Development Program


bulletEd.D., Curriculum and Instruction (Math Education), University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 1998.
bulletMA, Curriculum and Instruction, Tennessee Technological University, 1989.
bulletBS, Secondary Education, (Mathematics, Science, Sociology), Tennessee Technological University, 1973.

Research Interests

bulletCognitive Issues in Mathematics Education
bulletTeaching of Algebra
bulletAdult Learning Issues
bulletDistance Learning, take inventory Are Online Courses For Me?

Service to Church/Community/TTU

bulletPianist/Sunday School Class Teacher
bulletAthletic Committee

Current Courses

bulletDevelopmental Mathematics I, DSPM0800
bulletDevelopmental Mathematics II, DSPM0850
bulletAlgebra for Nurses, ADPM0865
bulletDevelopmental Math I/II, a combined course, DSPM0870
bulletConcepts of Calculus, MATH1830


bulletAcademic Development Program
Tennessee Technological University
Box 5171
Cookeville, TN 38505
bulletOffice: Foster Hall 410
Tel: +1 931-372-3668

E-mail: ddbryant@tntech.edu


About myself

I teach all levels of DSP mathematics.   I also teach  Math 1830 in the Math Department.   I have been associated with Tennessee Tech since 1970 as either a student, employee, or parent of a TTU student  [Heather (English '93) and Rachel (Accounting '04)].

I entered the teaching field in the footsteps of my grandmother (Leora Huddleston Allen), mother (Sue Allen Williams), and aunt (Lillian Robinson) all of whom taught in the Jackson County school system.  You might say that teaching is hereditary! 

My husband, Bruce, and I live east of Cookeville.  Our "nest" is empty, but all 3 children live nearby.  We have two grandchildren, Evann (14) and Grayson (12).    We attend Boiling Springs Baptist Church and welcome you to join us there for worship.  We enjoy fishing/boating in the warm months, and Bruce enjoys hunting during the winter.   We were adopted by a Harley-Davidson 1200 Sportser Custom Fall 2003, but it lost its glamour when compared to my husband's REAL FIRST LOVE, so it was sold in Spring, 2006 to make room for a Pro Street Rod.  How many of you have ever seen a 1948 Ford Anglia? Well, that love lasted 16 weeks and Bruce was seriously injured when he totaled the car--across the street in our neighbor's trees.  But he has rallied and is back on both feet now.  We now have a 1936 British Ford Y that is in the process of being restored and we look forward to going to car shows next year with it.   We have a pet Shih Tzu, "Miss Cookie", and a herd of cattle on the farm.  If you drive by the farm during the spring you will be treated to a glorious sight of dogwoods in bloom.


I also like to read fiction, mainly mysteries.  Patricia Cornwell and Michael Connelly are two of my favorite authors, but I have lots of favorites.  I am also enjoying the Christian fiction author, Terri Blackstock, and during my "off-times" summer 2007 read the Last ... series.  Her books really make you think.
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Last updated on Saturday, January 05, 2008