About the Webmaster

Steven J. Wilson maintains the Milefoot.com web site. After earning B.A. and M.A.T. degrees from the University of Chicago, in mathematics and mathematics education, respectively, he began his career teaching mathematics in junior high and high schools in Illinois, California, and South Carolina.  He also taught at both Francis Marion College and Florence-Darlington Technical College, in South Carolina, and in 1991 joined the faculty at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas, where he is now a professor of mathematics.  Some highlights of his career include:
  • Central Region Vice President of AMATYC (American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges), 2009-2011
  • President of KAMATYC (Kansas Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges), 2007-2008
  • First Place, 2005 AMATYC Faculty Math League
  • Co-recipient, 2005 Innovation of the Year Award, League for Innovation in the Community Colleges
  • Co-recipient, 2004 ICTCM Award for Excellence & Innovation with the Use of Technology in Collegiate Mathematics
  • Author, Business Math: Using Percents, published by Kendall/Hunt, 2001, 2006.
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About His Family

Steve and his wife Ellen make their home in the suburbs of Kansas City.  They have three children, Nathan, Althea, and Jeremiah. Althea is attending the University of Alabama at Huntsville, working on her doctoral degree in aerospace engineering. Jeremiah is working in the Math Resource Center at Johnson County Community College.  Nathan recently earned his EMT certification. Ellen (who used to teach in a one-room schoolhouse in eastern Oregon and at a Christian school in California) finds time to quilt, bake, and pursue other projects. Pets include one cat, "Sugar".

The photo at the right was taken in October, 2002. From left to right: Jeremiah, Ellen, Althea, Steve, and Nathan.
photo of the webmaster's family

About His Faith

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. ... For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Rom. 3:23, 6:23, KJV)

We attempt to follow the principles and teaching of the Bible, and we attend the services of Lawrence Bible Chapel in Lawrence, Kansas.

About His Travels

Though some like to fly to faraway places, I prefer to keep my feet on the ground, or at least on the floorboards of the car. We enjoy visiting national parks, museums, historical sites, and relatives. Even our children have been to all of the lower 48 states and beyond, all by car.

About His Family History

I have spent many years tracing my ancestors (1/4 Scottish, 1/4 Irish, and 1/2 German) as well as Ellen's ancestors (who were primarily American colonists and western pioneers). Our travels often include stops at out-of-the-way libraries, cemeteries, and courthouses. You can see some of the results at Wilson's Family History web site.