Tess joined SSC in 2009. Prior to joining SSC, she taught at Mississippi State University and Mississippi University for Women (MUW). She has been one of the leaders at SSC and MUW in the use of a common technology for statistics courses. She also utilizes Maple in “real world” applications in her calculus courses. She not only teaches a wide variety of classes, but she serves as the Statistics Lead Instructor. Through this role, she leads statistics workshops for both faculty and students. She is involved with activities on campus including being the faculty adviser for student organizations and serving on several committees that involve technology, student success, and scholarships.