B.S., Applied Science, University of South Dakota
M.S., Industrial Education, Bemidji State University
M.S., Mathematics, Bemidji State University

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Adjunct Professor of Science

William (Will) Short has more than 40 years’ experience teaching mathematics in Texas, Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota. A native of South Dakota, Will is a graduate of the University of South Dakota, and holds two masters degrees from Bemidji State University in Minnesota, where he later taught. For some sixteen years, he taught at Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and currently teaches in semi-retirement at the Rapid City campus of Black Hills State University.

Will and Joan, his wife of 43 years, have a married son and three grandchildren. Joan teaches Special Education in the Rapid City School District.

Will and Joan are avid “bikers.” They have travelled coast to coast and border to border on their BMW motorcycle/sidecar rig. They have also become very interested in Black Hills history and the ghost towns and ghost mines in the Hills.

Will and Joan are active members of Parkview Evangelical Free Church in Rapid City. They also are members of the Black Hills Retired Teachers.

Courses Taught at John Witherspoon College
MAT101 – Intermediate Algebra
MAT102 – College Algebra
MAT107 – Math for Liberal Arts
MAT208 – Statistics