I am in the applied mathematics faculty at the University of Wisconsin Stout. Before this I held academic appointments at Cornell College and the University of Utah. I earned my PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of California Davis in 2010 under Dr. Angela Cheer.
My scholarly interests revolve around developing mathematics that can be used to understand problems arising in biological and industrial settings and incorporating insights from this work into an effective program of undergraduate applied mathematics education and research.
PhD in Applied Mathematics, 2010
University of California Davis
BSc in Physics and Mathematics, 2004
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
My goal as a teacher is to develop a relationship with each student to create a learning environment where students develop the confidence and ability to approach topics in science and technology with mathematical thinking and proper communication of results.
I am an MAA Project NExT Gold Dot.
In Spring 2017 and Spring 2019 I taught PIC Math courses.
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My research interests include working with mathematical models in biology and industrial applications, along with scientific computation and simulation. At the University of Utah, I was working with Dr. Aaron Fogelson modeling blood clotting. My doctoral dissertation is concerned with simulating the flow of suction feeding in fish. Other work I have done includes fluid mechanics of absorption, surface science of paper products and various sensor physics problems while at Kimberly-Clark. I have also worked on projects dealing with the design of liquid crystal displays, hard disk air bearings, and the design of RF MEMS switches.
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Student Opportunities
I have several project ideas that are appropriate for undergraduate research. If interested please contact me!
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