February 15, 2016

This week the Century Author being featured by Century Library is Dr. Delia Samuel. Dr. Samuel is a member of the Century College Mathematics Faculty. Her book is Against the Odds : Inspiration for Parenting Children with Special Needs.

Delia Samuel was born on the island of St. Lucia and moved to Minnesota in 2003. She holds a Master of Philosophy degree in Computer Science from the University of the West Indies, a Master of Science degree in Mathematics, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota. She is a mathematics instructor and has taught mathematics at colleges and universities in St. Lucia and Minnesota. Presently, Dr. Samuel teaches mathematics at Century College. Courses taught include Intermediate Algebra, Introductory Trigonometry, College Algebra, Calculus I, Calculus II, Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra and Differential Equations. She was the recipient of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees Award for Outstanding Educator in April 2014 and of the Faculty of the Year Award from Century College in April 2015       

Dr. Samuel has two sons, aged 9 and 7 years, who are both on the autism spectrum and who also cope with other medical issues. The last nine years have been far from easy as she is faced with challenges every day. But in spite of the trials, she has made life work and has triumphed over the odds. She lives with her two sons in Fridley, Minnesota.