Paige Meeker

I became a Christian as a child and I'm thankful for that. Throughout my life, I've been blessed to see God working - to bring me to my husband of 21 years, through my two children, through my work. When we look for God, we can see Him all around us - in nature, in technology, and mostly in our hearts. I love animals and have four dogs and two horses. I feel God shows us who He is through nature. I can't imagine how someone can see a sunrise, a mountain, or a horse running across a field - it's muscles rippling beneath its skin, and not know there is a God. I have taught computer science at the college level since 2001 as a PhD and before as a graduate student. I have taught Sunday school and love working with students of all ages. I feel that God teaches us through what we do and in Computer Science, He teaches us to think logically about how things work, how to describe and solve problems, and how we are incapable of doing everything we want to do - we need Him in our lives. There are some things that computers are unable to calculate, just as there are things we can not do without God's help and guidance. When I fly, as I look out of the window, God's fields, pastures, and cities look like circuit boards to me! He has shown Himself to me in many ways - from a beautiful sunset containing my favorite colors on my birthday each year to direct help - once, when lost in San Francisco (alone in my 20's) I prayed "God help me - give me a sign" and a road sign pointing me to the correct path appeared before me. In the next three months of driving there, I never found that sign again. He has also been with me through major surgeries of my children and taught me that He is in control of all things.

My Life

Favorite Quote

"Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to." A movie line from "Miracle on 34th Street"

Friends describe me

Loyal, trustworthy, honest, too trusting, fair

My hobbies

Walking, Quilling (paper filigree), Horseback Riding, Reading, and Music

Fantasy dinner guests

I don't really have any.

Best advice I ever received

Pray - and follow God's will to the best of my abilities. Pray before making a decision or when I'm concerned - with expectation.

My undergrad alma mater

Furman University, Greenville, SC

My worst subject in school

French

In college I drove

A Pontiac Grand Am

If I weren't a professor, I would

Love to work at Disney - as an Imagineer or as a Computer Graphic Animator

Favorite books

Esther; Harry Potter series; Biographies and Autobiographies

Favorite movies

The Scarlet Pimpernel, starring Anthony Andrews and Jane Seymour; Hallmark Channel romances; Disney movies; Pixar movies; Zorro

Favorite city

Garden City, SC or Orlando, FL - but I really like the country

Favorite coffee

Hazelnut

Nobody knows I

I'm pretty open - I can't think of something that NO ONE would know - my husband knows everything about me. I probably share too much with people at times.

My latest accomplishment

Working hard to return the computer science major to Presbyterian College, after it moving to a minor only program in 2012. It is back as a department offering in the fall of 2019. We have also added an additional minor - Programming, App, and Web Development - to our department offerings.

Current Research

I've been concentrating on my teaching at the moment - and will be working with a group of ladies on a regional conference for women in computing in the fall.