The Pennsylvania State University; University Park, Pennsylvania

Temple University; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • B.A. - Mathematics, Magna Cum Laude, 1983, Phyllis Zayon Steinberg Award for Excellence in Mathematics

Academic Experience

Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina

  • Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, 2004-
    • Co-Director, Mathematics Graduate Program, 1998-2005, 2014-2020
    • Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Cratis D. Williams Graduate School, 2005-13
  • Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, 1998-04
    • Director, SACS-COC Self-study for Reaffirmation of Accreditiation, 1999-02
    • Acting Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 1998-99
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, 1990-98

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

  • Assistant Director of Academic Computing, 1988-90
  • Instructor, Department of Mathematics, 1987-88, 1989-90

Recent Publications

  • Revising General Education Math Courses with Partner Discipline Input, PRIMUS, 2019 (with T. Palmer)
  • Tessellations: Tiling the Plane, The Centroid 44(1), 2018 (with M. Barrier)
  • Motivating Computational Science Through Systems Modeling, JOCSE 9(1), 2018
  • Introducing Students to the Modeling Process, The Centroid 41(1), 2016 (with T. Abel, A. Baird, T. Salinas)
  • The Racing Game – A Probability Activity, The Centroid 40(2), 2015

Recent Honors and Awards

  • Appalachian State University Excellence in Teaching Award, UNC Board of Governors, 2019
  • North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Innovator Award, 2013 (with D. Crocker and former editors of The Centroid)
  • Appalachian State University Cratis Williams Graduate School Academy of Outstanding Mentors, 2013

For more information see my full Vita [pdf]