Mike Pinter

Mike Pinter

Professor, Mathematics

College of Sciences & Mathematics

Ph.D. in Mathematics, Vanderbilt University - Specialization: Graph Theory, Combinatorics

Location: Janet Ayers Academic Center 4049



I have been a faculty member at Belmont since 1989.   In my years at Belmont, I have had several other positions in addition to serving as a faculty member.   From 1998-2002, I was Associate Dean for the School of Sciences.   I served as Director of the Teaching Center from 2003-06.  During the 2007-08 year, I was interim dean for the College of Arts and Sciences.  In addition to regularly teaching general education mathematics courses (which fulfill the quantitative reasoning component of the BELL Core) and the upper-level Combinatorics course, I teach Math Analytics for students in the Honors Program and a First-Year Seminar course that focuses on issues related to limitations (including disabilities). 

My post-secondary degrees include a B.A. from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, an M.Ed. in College Student Personnel Work from the University of Mississippi, and both an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University (graph theory was my Ph.D. thesis area).

My professional interests include quantitative reasoning across the curriculum, discrete mathematics, and the pedagogy of mathematics instruction.  I'm also involved with several mentoring programs at Belmont:  I serve as Director of the Mentoring for Mission program for 2nd-year faculty members and their mentors and I informally serve as a mentor for faculty members who are teaching First-Year Seminar for the first time.

I am married to Robbie Pinter, Professor of English at Belmont. Our son Nicholas attends high school at Benton Hall Academy in Williamson County.  We have a Wheaten Terrier puppy named Annabelle.   My interests include being a sports fan (especially St. Louis Cardinals baseball and Tennessee Titans football), reading, working in our yard and garden, and work with our church.