As a teacher, one of my primary goals is to help students discover that mathematics is a creative enterprise, going far beyond the replication of rules and procedures provided by an instructor. Students need to be given opportunities to explore and test ideas of their own, developing strategies that will help them organize and analyze information efficiently in all of the novel problems they encounter in their lifetimes. The fact that students are constantly showing me new and interesting ways to approach mathematical ideas is certainly one of the highlights of being a teacher!
M.S. Mathematics (University of Tennessee, Chattanooga)
B.S. Biochemistry (SUNY Buffalo)
Began my career in education: 1997
Began my career at ASMS: 2019