Polly Mathys, M.S. Ed.
Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems
Polly Mathys is an Assistant Professor Computer Information Systems. Her education began at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where she received a BA in Mathematics. Later, she received an MS in Education at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Her programming and application training took place at CWRU, Maxwell Institute, Albright College, Temple University, and Towson State.
In addition to some Communication and Business courses, she teaches “Bootcamp” courses in Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Access and Word. These courses run half a semester. They give students the basics of the programs and demonstrates how they can apply to their major courses or their workplace.
She especially enjoys working with freshmen and teaches First Year Seminar in addition to her other courses. She is an Educational Planning Coordinator through the Academic Success Center. She can be seen around campus, often with a camera, interacting and capturing student events. She is an avid basketball fan and rarely misses a home game.
She is also the NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative. The function of this role is to form a bridge between athletics and faculty. She assists student athletes with scheduling their courses, mediates between student athletes and faculty in academic-athletic issues and assists in monitoring eligibility and academic performance issues.
Polly has received the St. Bernardine Award for Excellence in Teaching, Sister Donatella Service Award and Red Cross Good Neighbor Award, among many others. She is also known for running various charity drives during the course of the year, most notably the Turkey Drive every November that feeds hundreds of families during the holidays.