Section 0349 of MATH4
Discrete Mathematics -- : Aug 17 - Dec 09 2021
All students are welcome to enroll in this class and this section will have extra support for the Lanzamiento initiative, designed to support academic achievement among Latinx and first-generation college students. Students who enroll in Lanzamiento sections have dedicated resources available to them, including: academic counseling, peer tutoring and success coaching, library support, mental health services, financial aid workshops, and opportunities to learn about transferring to a four-year university. Themes of bilingualism, transnational experiences, immigrant communities, Latinx authorship, academic scholarship, and activism are relevant to the Lanzamiento initiative. More information is available on the Lanzamiento webpage. The above section is a hybrid class which combines in person instruction with online learning. Classes meet in person Tuesdays 6-8pm with approximately 2 hours of remote class held on Zoom per week. Zoom meetings times will vary, but they will be recorded for only enrolled students to view. The above section requires accessing online material or software.
Section 3233 of MATH1C
Calculus, Third Course -- : Aug 16 - Dec 08 2021
The above section meets in person MW 6-8pm. The above section requires a graphing calculator and accessing online material or software. The final exam will be in person.
Section 8160 of MATH4
Discrete Mathematics -- : Jun 14 - Jul 27 2021
Lecture/class activities will occur during some of the scheduled class times and attendance is REQUIRED during the first week of class. Classes/lectures are recorded and posted for only enrolled students to view. Paid access to online course materials is required and Canvas is used.
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.
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.
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.
Abstract and Linear Algebra
Set Theory and the Foundations and Philosophy of Mathematics
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.