Professional Presentations

a list of presentations I’ve delivered at conference and other universities since about 2010

  1. The ingredients for a successful liberal arts course in quantitative reasoning, contributed talk at the MAA Session on Successful Implementation of Innovative Models for Developmental and General Education Mathematics, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Atlanta, GA, January 2017.
  2. The Magma computational algebra system for teaching and research, invited workshop at the MD-DC-VA Regional MAA Meeting, Johns Hopkins University, October 2016.
  3. Minimal Kakeya Sets, contributed talk at the 4th Conference for the Exchange of Mathematical Ideas, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ, June 2016.
  4. A First-Year Seminar in Mathematics, part 1, contributed talk at the MD-DC-VA Regional MAA Meeting, St. Mary’s College of MD, October 2015.
  5. Mathematics and Music – a harmonious connection, invited keynote address at the annual honors and awards banquet, Department of Mathematics, Millersville University, May 2015.
  6. The Journey – from finite geometry to application, invited address at the Winter Research Symposium, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Delaware, February 2015.
  7. Mathematics and Music – a harmonious connection (PowerPoint presentation file), invited talk at the Mary Washington ElderStudy, December 2014.
  8. Eigentriads – a musical offering, invited departmental colloquium, Randolph-Macon College, October 2014.
  9. Minimal Kakeya Sets, invited Discrete Mathematics Seminar talk, Virginia Commonwealth University, September 2014.
  10. Minimal Kakeya Sets, contributed talk at the 24th British Combinatorial Conference, Royal Holloway – University of London, London, England, July 2013.
  11. Blocking Semiovals and Their Applications in Cryptography, contributed talk at the 2nd Annual Conference for the Exchange of Mathematical Ideas, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, June 2013.
  12. Eigentriads – a musical offering, contributed talk at the MD-DC-VA regional meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, Salisbury University, April 2013.
  13. Student-Centered Learning and Higher Expectations for the Mathematics Major, presentation at the COPLAC summer faculty institute for liberal learning in the disciplines, Asheville, NC, June 2012.
  14. Anti-blocking Sets, invited talk at the 2012 Rocky Mountain Discrete Math Days, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, May 2012.
  15. Applications of Pencils of Conics, invited Discrete Mathematics Seminar, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, May 2012.
  16. Blocking Semiovals and Cryptology, invited speaker at the Combinatorics, Algebra and Geometry Seminar, George Mason University, November 2011.
  17. Developing problem solving skills, contributed talk at the MD-DC-VA Section meeting of the MAA, Christopher Newport University, November 2011.
  18. Problem solving with no prerequisites, session on first-year experiences at Mathfest, Lexington, KY, Aug 2011.
  19. On blocking semiovals containing conics, invited Discrete Mathematics Seminar, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, Oct 2010.
  20. Kirkman’s Schoolgirls wearing hats and walking through fields of numbers, invited departmental colloquium, CSU Fresno, Fresno, CA, Oct 2010.
  21. Coding, Cryptography and Conics: using what they know to introduce research, invited faculty seminar, CSU Fresno, Fresno, CA, Oct 2010.
  22. Applying the stuff we like: Blocking Semiovals and Cryptology, invited Discrete Mathematics Seminar, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, Sept 2010.
  23. Conics in the Projective Plane – theory and applications, invited departmental colloquium, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ, April 2010.
  24. Permutation arrays in finite projective spaces, invited speaker at the International Conference on Designs, Codes, and Geometries in honor of the career of Gary Ebert, Lewes, DE, March 29 – April 2, 2010.
  25. On blocking semiovals containing conics, invited speaker at the Workshop in Graph Theory and Combinatorics in memory of Uri Peled, Chicago, IL, Feb 21-22, 2010.
  26. Conics in the Projective Plane – theory and applications, invited plenary speaker at the Fifth Annual East Coast Combinatorics Conference (ECCC), April 30-May 1 2009.