Assistant Professor of Mathematics
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BS in mathematics, Pusan National University, S. Korea
MS in mathematics, Kyungnam University, S. Korea
MS in mathematics, Wichita State University
PhD in applied mathematics, Wichita State University
Dr. TaeEun Kim's path to Southeastern wound its way, first, from his homeland of South Korea, where he studied mathematics and, at Kyungnam University, began his long love affair with teaching. Since then, he has also taught and tutored at Wichita State University, Sterling College, and Fisk University. An enthusiastic instructor, Dr. Kim says he has always wanted to dedicate himself to teaching mathematics, and he has gained extensive experience as a math-lab tutor as well as a classroom teacher. As a tutor, especially, he has demonstrated his strong interpersonal skills, multicultural sensitivity, and commitment to diversity by leading students of all races, genders, and physical limitations through all levels of math concepts and problems, including physics and statistics.
Dr. Kim's main research areas are differential equations, operator theory, and numerical analysis, but he also has a broad range of teaching expertise in subjects such as algebra (linear, abstract, and modern), other kinds of analysis (real, complex, and functional), geometry, and topology. He is also experienced in the use of computer software for the teaching of mathematics and has learned several programming languages toward that end. He received the Presidential Citation of Pusan National University, and he received several fellowships during his PhD work at Wichita State University.
Moreover, Dr. Kim practices "servant leadership" in and out of the classroom. He tries to provide a living example of the servanthood of Christ, giving of his time, energy, and patience to lift his students to the level of mathematical understanding they need to have. Dr. Kim always likes to look for the skills and gifts that God has given his students so that he can encourage them to achieve to the best of their abilities.
Dr. Kim teaches the following courses at Southeastern: College Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and Differential Equations. He has research interests in the areas of differential equations, operator theory, and numerical analysis, with Padé approximation, quotient-difference scheme, and continued fraction.