- PhD in Mathematics, University of Delaware, 2001
- Masters in Mathematics, University of Delaware, 1997
- Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Millersville University, 1995
- Professor of Mathematics, 2014 – present
- Director – First Year Seminar Program (QEP), 2013 – present
- Interim Director, Office of Academic and Career Services, Aug 2013 – Feb 2014
- Chair, Department of Mathematics, UMW, 2008 – 2013
- Associate Professor, UMW, 2008 – 2014
- Assistant Professor, UMW, 2003 – 2008
- Research Assistant Professor (VIGRE postdoc), University of Illinois at Chicago, 2001 – 2003
- Teaching Assistant, University of Delaware, 1995 – 2001
Grants and Awards
- Millersville University’s Young Alumni Achievement Award, spring 2013.
- Carl B. Allendoerfer Award for expository writing from the Mathematical Association of America – for my article “Kirkman’s Schoolgirls Wearing Hats and Walking Through Fields of Numbers” coauthored with Bud Brown (VirginiaTech) and published inMathematics Magazine.
- UMW Sabbatical leave, fall 2010
- UMW Alumni Association Outstanding Young Faculty Award, 2008
- UMW Jepson Fellowship, 2007 – 2008
- UMW Faculty Achievement Award, 2006
- National Security Agency, Young Investigator Grant H98230-06-1-0080, 2005 – 2007
- UMW Academic Affairs Council Professors’ Honorary Award, 2005
- Mathematical Association of America, Regional Undergraduate Conference Grant, 2005
- Project NExT Fellow, 2004 – 2005
- 7 UMW Faculty Development Grants
- 6 UMW Undergraduate Research Grants
- 23 UMW Supplemental Travel Grants
- 3rd Conference for the Exchange of Mathematics Ideas, University of Mary Washington, co-organizer with Hisa Tsutsui and Doug Mupasiri, spring 2015.
- 2nd Conference for the Exchange of Mathematical Ideas, Univeristy of Northern Iowa, co-organizer with Hisa Tsutsui and Doug Mupasiri, spring 2013.
- Spring 2009 MD-DC-VA Regional Meeting of the MAA at the University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA, local co-organizer with Randall Helmstutler
- MAA CPS Strategies to Encourage Persistence in Mathematics, 2006 Joint Mathemaitcs Meetings, San Antonio, TX, joint with Dave Carothers (JMU) and Ahmed Zayed (DePaul)
- Project NExT session on Integrating History with First Year Mathematics Courses, at Mathfest 2005, Albuquerque, NM, joint with Dave Perkins (Houghton)
- AMS Special Session on Designs, Codes, and Geometries, Eastern Section Meeting of the AMS, Newark, DE, joint with Qing Xiang (Delaware) and Jim Davis (Richmond) ,
- Central Virginia Regional Conference on Undergraduate Mathematics, 2005, joint with Debra Hydorn.
Other Professional Activity
- Reviewer for PBS show CyberChase
- Referee for research journals: Ars Combinatoria, Discrete Mathematics, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, VA Journal of Science, Contributions to Discrete Mathematics, Journal of Combinatorial Designs
- Active member of STEM 16 subcommittee of FredTech – part of the Fredericksburg area Chamber of Commerce