Susan Riner

Senior Lecturer in Mathematics and Quantitative Theory and Methods

Susan Riner began teaching at Oxford in the Mathematics Department and was Oxford's first Senior Lecturer. In 2013 Professor Riner joined the History and Social Sciences Division to help design and implement the Quantitative Theory and Methods (QTM) course and lab program at Oxford. Before coming to Oxford, she taught at Clayton State University and Georgia State University. Most of her teaching career has been spent at Oxford College doing what she loves most - teaching mathematics. Professor Riner was one of the first recipients of Emory University's prestigious Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award. She was also awarded the Crystal Apple Award for Teaching Excellence, the highest  award given by students on Emory's Atlanta Campus. She was the first recipient of the Faculty of the Year Award given by Emory University's Office of Accessibility Services. She was awarded the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award by Oxford's Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, and she has been recognized for Excellence in Teaching by the the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society at Emory University. Professor Riner is in Who's Who Among American Teachers and Who's Who Among American Women. She is an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church and was a church organist for more than twenty years. She studied ballet under the director of the Southern Ballet Company and also sang with the Emory University Collegium Musicum. She continues to work with Habitat for Humanity, the Athens Humane Society, the American Alzheimer's Association, and prison ministry.

Courses Taught

Quantitative Theory and Methods, QTM Lab, Calculus, Pre-Calculus, Matrix Theory, Game Theory, Mathematical Statistics, College Algebra, History of Mathematics