Dr. Keisha Cook

Classrooms and Kitchens

"Focus on what you know and learn as much as you can about what you don't know. Don't be afraid to ask questions, but just know that what you know is also important and it can be useful."

Quick Facts

Featured in: School Is In Session (September 2022)

Current role: Assistant Professor at Clemson University’s School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences.

Credentials: 

  • Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Applied Mathematics at The University of Alabama
  • Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and Computational Biology at The University of Alabama

 

Interests: Teaching, the human body, and cooking

In our September 2022 School Is In Session box, Dr. Cook shares with us how as a little girl, she knew she wanted to teach. She recalls playing school with her younger sister and how math was always her favorite subject to “teach.” Dr. Cook talks about math related to computational biology as well as other hobbies she enjoys and how math intersects with those hobbies.

Black Girl MATHgic Exclusive Interview Preview

“Math shows up in baking and in cooking, but more often you'll see it in recipes for baking - the measurements have to be specific.”

Check out our September 2022 School Is In Session box to see Dr. Keisha Cooks FULL interview!