Dr. Gary Seldomridge is retiring in May from Potomac State College after 41 years of service.
Seldomridge earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Davis and Elkins College before completing both his master’s and PhD from West Virginia University. Since then, he has worked to improve math education throughout West Virginia. He wrote the geometry module for Math II for West Virginia public schools.
Seldomridge has written many computer applications such as EASIWord 4.0, which is used to type mathematics and math drawings into Microsoft Word.
“I write everything for the programs,” Seldomridge said. “No one ever really keeps up with technology, but it is something I enjoy. I find it fun.”
Even with teaching, writing computer applications and serving on various committees, Seldomridge still found time to write books. He has authored or co-authored several books such as “Wild and Wonderful World of Outdoor Mathematics,” “Problem Solving Experiences in Algebra” and “Topology- And Introduction.” He is currently working on a book about point set topology.
“I will miss working with the students the most,” Seldomridge said. In retirement, he plansto continue working with students through a free tutoring program that he and his wife will open up at the First United Methodist Church in Keyser. He plans to write more computer applications and mathematics books. He also enjoys woodworking.