brief CV

Educations

  • PhD in Mathematics, University of Delaware, 2001
  • Masters in Mathematics, University of Delaware, 1997
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Millersville University, 1995

Employment

  • 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

Publications

Presentations

Conference Organization

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