Candace H. Todd

Candace H. Todd

Assistant Professor
Howard College of Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Computer Science
Office: Russell Hall 318
Email: chtodd@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-4122

Candace (Candy) Todd grew up in Cumberland, Md., the youngest of four daughters. From an early age she had a passion for music and math. Her mother was a church organist for more than 50 years, so Todd grew up playing the piano at church and school functions. She also earned the highest score in a regional mathematics contest as a senior in high school.

Todd continued studying her two passions in college, graduating. She summa cum laude from Carson-Newman College with a degree in Mathematics, and from Baylor University with a Masters of Science in Mathematics and a Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Statistics. 

Todd met husband Randy while both were at Baylor and the couple now have four children, two of whom are Samford students. Todd came to Samford with her family when Randy was invited to form and chair the university's Classics Department. Thirteen years later, both are enjoying their teaching opportunities at Samford.

In addition to teaching, Todd has served in many professional roles as a statistical consultant. She has worked with the Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD), the Methodist Home Children’s Guidance Center and the Baylor Computation Center. She served as a Professor in Residence at the Daniel House in London in 2004 and will reprise that role in spring 2012. Her interests include playing the piano and organ, traveling and sewing.

" And who knows whether you are here for such a time as this?"  

 

Degrees and Certifications

  • B.S., Carson-Newman College
  • M.S., Baylor University
  • Ph.D., Baylor University

Awards and Honors

  • Who's Who in America 1985, 1986.
  • Who's Who in the South and Southwest, 1985,1986
  • Ben William Fellowship
  • Outstanding Young Women of America, 1982, 1985
  • Herbert J. Reynolds Memorial Scholarship
  • American Association of University Women Scholarship
  • Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities 1976
  • Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award (most representative senior woman)
  • Mortar Board
  • Science Honor Society Award (highest GPA in mathematics) 
  • Alpha Chi Honor Society
  • Scored in the 99
  • High score in district-regional mathematics contest (Allegany High School - Cumberland, Maryland and region) 

Publications

  • "An Analysis of Covariance of Salary Levels for Male and Female Managers", by  C. Hamner (Todd), K. Moore, D. Young, and C. Sutton, presented by D. Young at the American Statistical Association, 1987.
  • "Don't Fool Your Students: Be Sure They Know the Bottom Line" by Terry M. Frame, Kenneth A. Middleton, and Candace G. Hamner (Todd), Business Education Forum, Volume 41, Number 4, January 1987.
  • "A Study Comparing Several Graphical Methods for Representing Multivariate Data", 1983 Proceedings of the Statistical Computing Section of the American Statistical Association, by C. G. Hamner (Todd) and D. W. Turner.
  • A Statistical Evaluation of Several Graphical Methods for Representing Multivariate Data, Hamner  (Todd) dissertation 1983.
  •  An article on my dissertation research, "Comparisons of Several Graphical Methods for Representing Multivariate Data", International Journal of Computers and Mathematics with Applications, Volume 13, Number 7, pp. 646-655, 1987, by Candace G. Hamner (Todd), Danny W. Turner, and Dean M. Young.

Presentations

  • Presented a PowerPoint presentation using the booklet handout prepared by Candace H. Todd "How to Prepare Successful Research" A Research Model on Applied Mathematics Approved by the Program Effectiveness Panel (PEP) of the U. S. Department of Education at the 1994 and 1995 Annual National Tech Prep Conferences in Minneapolis Minnesota, and Baltimore Maryland, respectively. 
  • Performed the computer simulation and created and presented on slides the results of "An Alternative Approach to the Inventory Reorder Point Problem", by Dean M. Young and Candace G. Hamner  (Todd) at the Joint National Meeting of Operations Research Society of America and the Institute of Management Sciences, St. Louis, Missouri, October 1987.
  • Created and presented a slide presentation of paper authored by Kris K. Moore, Candace G. Hamner (Todd), and Charlotte D. Sutton, "The Effect of Gender on Salaries in Business Management", at the 4th Annual Women and Work Conference, May 1987, in Arlington, Texas.

Research

  • Medical Research
  • Hierarchical Cluster Analysis
  • Computer Generated Graphics to Represent Multivariate Data