riginally from Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Forrest Hinton is proud to have been educated in the state’s public schools and university system. Since 2015, he has been a member of NCSSM's mathematics department, where he teaches a wide range of core and elective math courses. He has also taught with summer programs like Summer Accelerator and ENC STEM, and his Mini-Term experiences have included courses like Obsessed and Insane: The Portrayal of the Mathematician and The History, Geography, and Culture of Ireland, Peru, and Spain. Forrest serves as the Teaching Contemporary Mathematics conference coordinator, has helped lead the school’s professional growth program, and is a founding member of the Center for Advising and Academic Success. In his work, he hopes to inspire students to critically examine and improve systems by using analytical tools from mathematics and statistics. He is strongly committed to helping all students gain access to and be successful in advanced math courses, especially those who have traditionally been underrepresented in the field.
Before joining the faculty at NCSSM, Forrest was a math teacher and grade dean at Rutgers Preparatory School in Somerset, New Jersey. He has also worked as an analyst at an education policy think tank and at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC.