Biography of Pauline Chow – The Chowminator

If plan A doesn't work, there is always a plan B or Z.

In the early 1970's, I immigrated to America from Hong Kong as a young, introverted 19-year old. To the surprise of my family, I had been accepted into a university in America. I was the eldest of seven children and the first to attend university overseas. My time at the State University of New York at Stony Brook was life-changing. I earned my B.S. in Mathematics in two years, and my M. S. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics in the next year.

Over the next few years, I taught at several colleges in Philadelphia, PA, finally arriving at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) - now known as Central Pennsylvania's Community College - in 1984. I have been there ever since, an excited witness to the continuous intersections of technology and education. Throughout my journey as an educator, I have worn many hats - from visiting professor at MiraCosta College in Oceanside, CA, to department chair of HACC's math and computer sciences divisions.

My pride and joy, though, is my family!