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I Am West Georgia

Abdollah Khodkar

I Am West GeorgiaYears at UWG: Five years.

My job title: Associate Professor of Mathematics.

What I really do: Teach mathematics courses, research into mathematical open problems and service to UWG.

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran.

Family: Wife (Sarah) and a son (Arvin). Arvin is 17 months, very cute and lovely. Sarah keeps saying that the God must have loved us giving such a son to us.

People describe me as: My students in low level math courses love me and say I am funny, but my students in higher level math courses hate me and believe I am a very serious person. My colleagues say I am very organized, and a few believe I am smart!

My favorite things to do: Teaching, research, running, swimming, playing soccer and tennis, and spending time as much as I can with my son.

My proudest accomplishment: Publishing more than 90 research papers in international journals.

My passion: Food.

Before UWG, I: Worked at the University of Queensland, Australia, for eight years after I received my Ph.D. in Mathematics from that university.

I joined UWG because: I like to live in various countries to learn different cultures.

I stay because: People at UWG are very friendly.

One thing I would change about UWG: More salary for faculty, in particular, for associate professors.

The best advice I ever received: Good things come to the people who wait.

The best advice I’d give to new faculty and staff: Work hard.

When I was a child, I wanted to be: A university professor.

Most people don't know that: I am 47.

The book I think everyone should read: Quran.

The movie I think everyone should watch: True story movies.

My favorite memory: When my son was born and he started crying.

The person (alive or dead) I’d most like to meet: My mom.

What I would most like to have if castaway on an island: Food.

What I would do if I won the lottery: I would invest that money.

What I most want to contribute to students: My mathematical knowledge.

Although you didn’t ask, I’d like to tell you anyway: Be nice to people, in particular, your parents.


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