Faculty Profiles

Dr. Michael Button

Professor of Mathematics
B.S., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., University of California, San Diego
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
Joined TMC 1998

Dr. Button taught as an adjunct Mathematics professor from 1991 to 1992 at San Diego City College. During the summer of 1992, he went as a missionary English teacher to the Kiev State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages in Kiev, Ukraine. After receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Button taught as an assistant professor of Mathematics at Louisiana College in Pineville, LA., from 1996 to 1998. Dr. Button is a member of the Mathematical Association of America and the American Mathematical Society. He has been an active member in the churches he has attended, teaching Sunday school classes, singing in various choirs and playing handbells. Also, Dr. Button is an adjunct professor for the Center for Professional Studies at TMC.

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Dr. Remi Drai

Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Nice
Joined TMC 2011

Dr. Rémi Drai received both his Master’s Degree in Pure Mathematics and his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Nice, France. After a post-doctoral stay at the NASA Langley Research Center in Virginia, Dr. Drai spent several years working in research and development in France for both the commercial sector (Alcatel Space Industries) and academia (Ecole des Mines de Paris). He then worked as a guidance, navigation and control engineer at the European Space Agency in the Netherlands for 6½ years, focusing mostly on the solar system exploration program. During those years, Dr. Drai also taught various mathematics and engineering classes at several colleges/universities and schools of engineering in Europe. His current research interests are control theory and population dynamics.

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