Curriculum Vitae

Academic and Research Positions

2013–
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia.
 
2012–2013
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska.
 
2010–2012
 
2004–2010
VIGRE Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, School of Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia.
Instructor of record for precalculus, Calculus I, and applied combinatorics. (More information in teaching.)
 
Summer 2004
Research Intern II, Institute for Defense Analyses-Center for Computing Sciences, Bowie, Maryland.
Developed and tested algorithms for data mining of large graphs using Perl, C, and Hancock (a C-based, domain-specific language for analyzing data streams). Top Secret Security Clearance, Department of Defense.
 
2001–2004
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Paper Grader, and Computer Systems Administrator, Department of Mathematics, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota.
 
Summer 2003
Director's Summer Program, National Security Agency, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.
Worked in a team environment to develop and test mathematical algorithms for data mining. Trained and tested neural networks using LNKnet. Implemented and tested algorithms using C and Perl. Top Secret Security Clearance, Department of Defense.
 
Summer 2002
Mathematics Research Experience for Undergraduates, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Conducted research connecting graph theory and knot theory with N.W. Stoltzfus.

Publications

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Mathematics Presentations

Conferences

(Links go to PDF versions of slides, where available.)
  • Reversal ratio and linear extension diameter. 23rd British Combinatorial Conference, Exeter, United Kingdom. (July 2011)
  • Reversal ratio and linear extension diameter. Canadian Conference on Discrete and Algorithmic Mathematics (CanaDAM) 2011, Victoria, British Columbia. (June 2011)
  • Online linear discrepancy. SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics, Austin, Texas. (June 2010)
  • A characterization of partially ordered sets with linear discrepancy equal to 2. (Poster presentation.) New Directions in Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization, Atlanta, Georgia. (May 2008)
  • A characterization of partially ordered sets with linear discrepancy equal to 2. 2008 Georgia Tech Graduate Student Symposium. (March 2008)
  • Six degrees of separation, Or, why Bacon is a good, but not the best, choice. North Dakota State University Mathematics Consortium. (April 2005)
  • Signed graph Laplacians. AMS-MAA-SIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics by Undergraduates, Joint AMS/MAA Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland. (January 2003)

Others

  • Online linear discrepancy, Technion Combinatorics Seminar. (May 2011)
  • Online linear discrepancy, London School of Economics Lunchtime Seminar. (February 2011)
  • Interval partitions and Stanley depth, London School of Economics Discrete Mathematics and Game Theory Seminar. (October 2010)
  • Interval partitions and Stanley depth, University of Louisville Mathematics Colloquium. (December 2009)
  • Online algorithms for graphs and partially ordered sets, Georgia Tech SIAM Student Seminar. (November 2009)
  • The Probabilistic Method, Or, Using Probability to Show that Something Definitely Exists, North Dakota State University Mathematics Club. (December 2008)
  • Linear discrepancy in partially ordered sets. North Dakota State University Mathematics Colloquium. (July 2007)
  • Six degrees of separation, Or, why Kevin Bacon is a good, but not the best, choice. North Dakota State University Mathematics Club. (May 2004)
  • Some combinatorial proofs of some noncombinatorial results. North Dakota State University Mathematics Colloquium. (April 2004)
  • One, two, skip a few, ninety-nine, one hundred, Or, How I learned there are smarter ways to count. North Dakota State University Mathematics Club. (September 2003)
  • Algebra and graphs and knots—oh my! North Dakota State University Mathematics Club. (September 2002)

Teaching, Learning, and Academic Integrity Presentations

Invited Faculty Development Workshops

  • Workshops on effective teaching, assessment of learning objectives, helping students think critically, and effective classroom management/dealing with disruptive students. Deanship of Skills Development, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (May 2011)
  • Problem Solving in the Classroom (with D.C. Llewellyn, Georgia Tech). Georgia Tech Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning Fall Kickoff Workshop. (August 2010)
  • Workshops on active learning and rubrics for faculty from King Saud University. Organized by Georgia Tech Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. (July 2010)
  • Getting your students to read the text (before class), Georgia Tech Retreat Exploring Effective Teaching. (January 2010)

Conferences

  • Integrated Course Design: Extending Lessons from an Introductory Mathematics Course (with L. Soleil, Georgia Tech). Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, Greensboro, North Carolina. (February 2010)
  • Proactive Academic Integrity Measures—The Second Generation (with K.D. Boyd, University of Georgia, and E.S. McGarity, Georgia Tech). The 2005 Center for Academic Integrity International Conference, Blacksburg, Virginia. (October 2005)
  • Academic Integrity and Cultural Differences (with M. Barry, Rochester Institute of Technology, and L. Pendleton, Virginia Tech). The 2005 Center for Academic Integrity International Conference, Blacksburg, Virginia. (October 2005)

Honors and Awards

2010
2010
Mitch Keller Lifetime Achievement Award, Graduate Student Government Association, Georgia Institute of Technology (Inaugural recipient and award namesake)
2009
2009
2008
2008
Best Oral Presentation for the College of Sciences, Georgia Tech Graduate Student Symposium
2008
2006
Helen E. Grenga Friend of the Graduate Student Award, Graduate Student Government Association, Georgia Institute of Technology
2006
2006
2002
2000
2000
North Dakota delegate to United States Senate Youth Program