Assistant Professor Amy Boyd began her career with the Union County College Mathematics Department in 1994 teaching on the Cranford Campus, and moving full time to the Elizabeth Campus in 2009. With life experience in fluid and aero dynamics, engineering, and construction Professor Boyd strives to bring mathematics to life by incorporating real-world applications as part of the lecture experience. She says, "My underlying objective for every course is give students an experience where they do not have to fear numbers, variables, and symbols on a piece of paper, and understand there really is a sense of order and a purpose behind trying to solve a problem." Professor Boyd is co-advisor of Mu Alpha Theta, the national honor society that promotes scholarship in Mathematics. Under the Title V STEM Grant, she is participant in the Supplemental Instruction and Online Web Module Programs. Professor Boyd has a bachelor of science in Physics and Mathematics from Georgian Court University and a master of science in Applied Mathematics from New Jersey Institute of Technology.