Spring 2021

Section 5130 of MATH49
Independent Study in Mathematics -- : Jan 20 - May 21 2021

Section 5131 of MATH49
Independent Study in Mathematics -- : Jan 20 - May 21 2021

Section 5132 of MATH49
Independent Study in Mathematics -- : Jan 20 - May 21 2021

Section 5176 of MATH770
Supplemental Instruction: Math and Science -- : Jan 20 - May 21 2021

Section 8598 of MATH5
Introduction to Linear Algebra -- : Jan 20 - May 19 2021
The above section requires access to specific technology or apps/software, including Wolfram Cloud, Canvas, and a scanner or app that converts multiple pictures to a single pdf document. Lecture/class activities will occur during scheduled class times, but attendance is optional EXCEPT during the first week of class. Classes/lectures are recorded and posted for only enrolled students to view.

Fall 2020

Section 0349 of MATH4
Discrete Mathematics -- : Aug 17 - Dec 09 2020
The above section requires attending online class/lectures during scheduled class times and consistent access to the internet for online course materials, including online homework.

Section 0993 of MATH15
Elementary Statistics -- : Aug 18 - Dec 11 2020
The above section is a hybrid class which combines synchronous online instruction with asynchronous online learning. Synchronous online classes meet on Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm with an additional 8-12 hours per week for required online learning activities. Students must have regular access to the internet and a familiarity with using online learning tools. Attendance at the first class meeting is mandatory. The above section requires accessing online course materials.

Section 1085 of MATH9
Finite Mathematics -- : Aug 17 - Dec 09 2020
The above section requires attending online class/lectures during scheduled class times and accessing online course materials.

Section 1088 of MATH10
Nature of Mathematics -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
The above section requires attending online class/lectures during scheduled class times and accessing online course materials.

Section 1103 of MATH15
Elementary Statistics -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
The above section is a hybrid class which combines synchronous online instruction with asynchronous online learning. Synchronous online classes meet on Wednesdays 1-3pm with an additional 8-12 hours per week for required online learning activities. Students must have regular access to the internet and a familiarity with using online learning tools. Attendance at the first class meeting is mandatory. The above section requires accessing online course materials

Section 4481 of MATH5
Introduction to Linear Algebra -- : Aug 18 - Dec 10 2020
The above section requires attending online class/lectures during scheduled class times and accessing online course materials.

Summer 2020

Section 8160 of MATH4
Discrete Mathematics -- : Jun 15 - Jul 28 2020
The above section is a class which combines Zoom instruction with online learning. Classes meet on Zoom Mondays to Thursday from 10am to noon with an additional 16-28 hours per week for required online learning activities. Students must have regular access to the internet and a familiarity with using online learning tools. Attendance at the Zoom class is mandatory during the first week of the term. The above section requires consistent access to the internet for online course materials.

Section 8384 of MATH15
Elementary Statistics -- : Jun 15 - Jul 28 2020
Attendance at the Zoom class is mandatory during the first week of the term on Mon & Wed from 1 to 3:45pm. After the first we will continue Zoom classes every Mon & Wed from 1 to 3:45pm, but I will record the lectures and post on Canvas.

Dec 2013: PhD in Mathematics from Washington State University.
May 2009: MA in Mathematics from CSU, Sacramento.
May 2004: BS in Mathematics from University of the Pacific.

Academic Experience

2009-2011: Graduate Teaching Assistant at Washington State University in Pullman, WA.

2011-2014: Full time faculty at Carroll College in Helena, MT.

I am excited to continue my career at SRJC after teaching in Montana and eastern Washington the previous five years. My professional interests (besides teaching) include linear and abstract algebra and the philosophy and foundations of mathematics. In my free time I love reading fiction, watching quality (and sometimes not so quality) television and movies, jogging, playing racquetball and basketball, playing video games, and enjoying a good meal, brew and conversation with friends and family.

Professional Areas of Interest

Abstract and Linear Algebra
Set Theory and the Foundations and Philosophy of Mathematics
 

Presentations and Publications

Spectrally Arbitrary Zero-Nonzero Patterns and Field Extension.  Co-authored with Judith McDonald.  Linear Algebra and Its Applications, Upcoming: Ms. Ref. No.: LAA-D-16-00803R1.

Spectrally Arbitrary Zero-Nonzero Matrix Patterns over Algebraic Extensions of the Rational Field.  Electronic Linear Algebra. Submitted January 2017.

Enhancing Student Writing and Computer Programming with LaTeX and MATLAB in Multivariable Calculus. Co-authored with Eric Sullivan. PRIMUS, ISSN: 1051-1970 (Print) 1935-4053 (Online), 2015.

On Some Properties of Humanly Known and Humanly Knowable Mathematics. Published by Axiomathes: Where Science Meets Philosophy, Volume 23, No. 1, March 2013. Co-authored with Jason Megill and Alex Beal.

Characteristics of Questions that Promote Rich Mathematical Discussion. Published by MathAMATYC Educator, Volume 4, No. 3, May 2013, pp 8-14. Co-authored with H. Zullo, K. Cline, C. Storm, J. McGivney-Burelle, A. Stewart, D. Huckaby.

Computability and Human Symbolic Output. Published by Logic and Logical Philosophy, May 10, 2014. Co-authored with Jason Megill.

An Argument Against an Argument Against Artificial Intelligence Using Godel's Incompleteness Theorems Using Godel's Incompleteness Theorems (presentation). Math Colloquia at Sonoma State University, Spring 2015 and Pacific Northwest MAA Section Meeting, University of Montana, Summer 2014.

The Limit of Humanly Knowable Mathematical Truth, Godel's Incompleteness Theorems, and Artificial Intelligence (presentation). Carroll College Faculty Colloquium Series, Spring 2014.

Spectrally Arbitrary Patterns and Algebraic Solutions (presentation). Joint Mathematics Meetings, Baltimore, MD. Jan 2014.

Spectrally Arbitrary Patterns and the Nilpotent Jacobian Method (presentation). Join Mathematics Meetings, San Diego, CA. Jan 2013.

Basic Linear Algebra Results in a Max Algebra Semiring (presentation). Joint ORMATYC/WAMATYC Conference, Stevenson, WA. Feb 2011.