Professor Antila taught at the Montana State University – College of Great Falls for five years before he joined the University of Providence in 2009. His path to higher education included a stint as a statistician for an insurance company, working 9 to 5…and longing for the fun of teaching math that he found as a tutor during his undergraduate work. He has also taught high school math and science in his hometown of Geyser.
In addition to teaching, Professor Antila operates a ranch and farm. He notes that being good at math may seem vastly different from the mechanical work (welding, tractor repair, irrigation, and other farm duties) but he enjoys being able to wear both a blue and a white collar to work each week. When he is able to travel near deep water, he enjoys scuba diving.
BS, Montana Tech/University of Montana
MS, Washington State University
“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”
-John Wooden, coach of the UCLA basketball team, 1948-1975