Dr. Tim Frye, assistant professor of Mathematics
By Shannon Russell
Dr. Tim Frye, the new Assistant Professor of Mathematics, lives in McPherson, Kan. Last year he taught at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina. Prior to Kansas Wesleyan University Dr. Frye taught at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kan. Tim Frye, like many people, has hobbies he likes to do when he is not teaching. He enjoys reading books by his two favorite authors, N. K. Jemisin and Lois McMaster Bujold. He also likes to go hiking and learn different languages. Dr. Frye’s favorite TV show changes by whatever he is watching; he likes anything that has to do with sci-fi and fantasy, but if he had to choose one it would be Doctor Who. Doctor Who chronicles the adventures of an eccentric time-traveling scientist. Dr. Frye enjoys playing board games and cooking and baking. When it comes to music, Dr. Frye doesn’t really have a favorite song, but he likes music from the 1990s and the band Frightened Rabbit. Dr. Frye became a math professor because he’s always been good at math. When he got to college, he liked his math classes better than his other classes. This made him think that is what he should do: teach what he’s good at. Tim Frye loves being a math professor because he likes doing research, but he says there is less time for research because of the pandemic. He likes interacting with his students, especially the snarky ones. Dr. Frye appreciates that they sass back at him in class. The sass goes back and forth, which he believes is the reason some of his students enjoy his class.