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Dusty Wilson

Faculty / Pure & Applied Sciences Division Chair, Mathematics

Phone:(206) 592-3338

I was raised by hippies in a log cabin in the woods. I home schooled, did two years of Running Start in Olympia. After this I earned my BA in 1999 from TESC in political science, literature, and mathematics. In 2001 I completed my MS at WWU in mathematics. I am in my second decade at Highline College and presently honored to serve as chair of science and math at Highline.

I enjoyed teaching when I came to Highline and love it more each year as I grow as a teacher and get the privilege of working with students and impacting our culture through education.

I enjoy teaching mathematics at all levels although I’ve taught a lot of infinite series in the last year. I’ve taught most of the classes we offer at Highline and I guess that is because I am amazed by all of mathematics!

A few years back, I was privileged to take a sabbatical (time off of teaching) to research the philosophy of mathematics (what is math, where does it come from, and what is its purpose). I’ve continued to work on this question and recently have given a number of talks on what I call a triune philosophy of mathematics.

I am the faculty adviser to a student group called Cru. Cru is a caring community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ. Cru is open to all students regardless of religious belief and meets Wednesdays at 12:15 pm.

My beautiful wife Charlene and I have been married for 6,499 days (this is 67*97) as of this printing. We have three children and zero televisions. I enjoy reading, boomerangs, budgeting, facebook, and remodeling.

I am also a Christian which means much more than attending church on Sundays. It impacts every area of my
life and I hope you will see that it makes a difference in the way a serve you.

If you want to know the rest of my story, you can read about it at or on facebook at

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