Abel J. Trick


WP Instruction
Role: Faculty
Campus: West Plains

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Missouri State University
WP Instruction
128 Garfield
West Plains, MO 65775



  • MSEd, Missouri State University (1993)
  • BS, College Of The Ozarks (1989)


  • Spring 2015
    • MTH 050 - Introduction to Algebra
    • MTH 103 - Intermediate Algebra
    • MTH 130 - Contemporary Mathematics
    • MTH 135 - College Algebra
    • MTH 240 - Statistical Methods
    • PSY 200 - Psycholgcl Statistical Methods

Professional experience

Campus Service

  • Faculty Advisor for MSUMS (Campus Math & Science Club)

Professional Organizations

  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Missouri Mathematical Association at Two Year Colleges
  • Mathematic Educators of South Central Missouri

Community Service

  • Tournament Director, Howell County Chess Championship and Central Ozarks Chess Tournament
  • Director of Southern Missouri Chess
  • Chess Coach for Faith Christian Academy

Professional Interest

  • Conducting various math contests/events for area k-12 students as well as chess tournaments

Other interests

Favorite Quote

"I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. I think it is above all to matter, to count, to stand for something. To have it make some difference that you lived at all."
— Leo Rosten

Awards and honors

  • Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2000)
  • Faculty Merit Award Winner (2013)