VSURoger H. Lamprey

Professor Emeritus
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Valdosta State University
Valdosta, GA 31698




Dr. Lamprey taught in the Computer Information Systems Department at Georgia State University from 1974 to 1985. He then moved on to Valdosta State University, where he taught computer science until his retirement in 2000. After this official retirement and up until 2008, he taught computer-science classes on a part-time basis for the Department of Computer Science at North Georgia College in Dahlonega. (Actually, at that time, it was the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.)

He now lives in the Atlanta area with his first wife, Patti, and his hiking buddies, Dodge [pronounced DOJ] and Maggie, two golden retrievers. He also engages in industrial training, consulting, and writing.

He has done a great deal of volunteer work over the past several years, including working with Atlanta's Golden Retriever Rescue, helping run a weekly bingo game at a local nursing home, mentoring and tutoring children at local middle and elementary schools, occasionally reading to young children at a daycare center for disadvantaged children, and participating in adopt-a-road and adopt-a-stream projects. He also originated and was deeply involved in an educational project completed in 2012 that teaches people how to identify different kinds of trees. It involved the placement of signs on trees in a local park and the creation of a printed field guide to accompany the signs.

He plays the horn in the Alpharetta City Band and the Sounds of Sawnee Community Band. He also plays horn in the Atlanta Horn Club and is a member of AlphaBrass, a brass quintet that performs at weddings, parties, church groups, and senior centers. He sings baritone in Sentimental Journey, a barbershop quartet that has an active performance schedule in the Atlanta area, and he is a member of the Roswell Firehouse Harmony Brigade, a barbershop singing organization affiliated with SPEBSQSA (the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America), the international barbershop harmony society.

He ran in the Peachtree Road Race in 2004 and 2005, but, in each case, he was edged out by some Kenyans (not to mention tens of thousands of other folks).

He has two adult daughters, Teri and Sarah, (both) of whom he is extremely proud. Teri married Bret Williams in 2005, and Bret is definitely his favorite son in law. On April 20, 2007, Teri gave birth to Dr. Lamprey's first grandchild, a son named Caulder. That was followed on March 4, 2010, by the birth of Rylen, his first granddaughter.

Dr. Lamprey may be reached by e-mail at roger@rogerlamprey.com or rlamprey@valdosta.edu.

In memoriam, George (2007-2009), T.K. (1995-2009),
Bailey (1994-2010), Sprocket (1997-2010),
Riley (1994-2010), Lilly (1999-2014)