Faculty Profile

Russ Killingsworth

Russ Killingsworth

Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education

Email: kworth@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2150
Office: Otto Miller Hall 116

Education: BA, Mathematics, California State University, Sacramento, 1986; MA, Math Education, California State University, Stanislaus, 1992. At SPU since 1996.

Following six years in the US Navy, Russ Killingsworth returned to school to become a high school mathematics teacher. After more than four years of successful experience at Patterson (California) High School he moved to the Pacific Northwest in order to pursue graduate work, spending five years teaching at the University of Washington and South Seattle Community College.

Russ teaches a variety of mathematics courses for the college of arts and sciences as well as secondary mathematics methods, and elementary math content and methods courses for the School of Education. He served as director of SPU’s mathematics endorsement program for many years. He has served on the board of the Washington State Mathematics Council, including two years as president, and is involved in many statewide mathematics-related issues. He additionally serves on the NCATE Board of Examiners where he assists in accrediting educational programs nationwide.

For more information, please view Dr. Killingsworth’s Mathematics Department profile.

Please view Dr. Killingsworth’s CV (PDF) for more information.

Russ Killingsworth

Why I Teach at SPU

Russ Killingsworth, Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education

“I teach at SPU because of its core commitments to biblical values. I love preparing students to engage a very diverse culture and to think critically, wrapped around learning some very difficult content. Seeing these gifted students ‘pay it forward’ as they positively influence future generations is exciting and very rewarding.”