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Fall 2019

Section 0342 of MATH16
Introduction to Mathematical Analysis -- : Aug 20 - Dec 12 2019
The above section requires consistent access to the internet for course materials and online homework.

Section 1088 of MATH10
Nature of Mathematics -- : Aug 19 - Dec 13 2019
For the above section is a hybrid class which combines face-to-face instruction with online learning. Class meets face-to-face Tuesdays, 1:30-3:00pm with an additional 6-9 hours per week for online learning activities. The above section uses less expensive open source course materials and requires consistent access to the internet for online course materials and homework. Attendance at the first class meeting is mandatory. The above section requires consistent access to the internet for course materials and online homework.

Section 1103 of MATH15
Elementary Statistics -- : Aug 19 - Dec 13 2019
The above section is a hybrid class which combines face to face instruction with online learning. Classes meet face-to-face 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 consistent access to the internet for course materials and online homework.

Section 1314 of MATH161
Mathematics Preparation for Statistics and Liberal Arts -- : Aug 19 - Dec 11 2019
The above section requires a graphing calculator and consistent access to the internet for online homework and course materials.

Section 3233 of MATH1C
Calculus, Third Course -- : Aug 20 - Dec 12 2019
The above section requires a graphing calculator and consistent access to the internet for online course materials.

Spring 2019

Section 4304 of MATH1A
Calculus, First Course -- : Jan 14 - May 15 2019
The above section requires a graphing calculator and consistent access to the internet for online course materials.

Section 4411 of MATH10
Nature of Mathematics -- : Jan 15 - May 17 2019
The above section is a hybrid class which combines face-to-face instruction with online learning. Classes meet face-to-face on Tuesdays, 6:00-7::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. All resources, textbook and homework are free to students.

Section 5117 of MATH15
Elementary Statistics -- : Jan 15 - May 16 2019
The above section requires consistent access to the internet for online homework.

Section 8598 of MATH5
Introduction to Linear Algebra -- : Jan 14 - May 15 2019
The above section requires a graphing calculator and consistent access to the internet for online homework and course materials.

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.