Associate Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
Ph.D., Mathematics, Rutgers University
M.S., Mathematics, Rutgers University
B.A., Mathematics and Computer Science, New York University
Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest
Graph theory, Number Theory, Combinatorics, Abstract Algebra
"The Power of Counting," Goucher College, MD, March 2012.
"Modeling Change Through Discrete Dynamical Systems," Goucher College, MD, January 2007.
"Beyond Theorems: Making Mathematics Concrete," Goucher College, MD, March 2001.
As an undergraduate, I was a double major in mathematics and computer science. Although I enjoyed both subjects, I opted for graduate work in mathematics. Now, as a teacher, I find myself mixing the two disciplines once again. Since mathematics and computer science are so intimately related, I feel that my teaching in each subject benefits from my familiarity with the other. My main areas of interest in both subjects tend toward the more abstract. Indeed that has always been the case. My Ph.D. thesis was in finite group theory, a branch of abstract algebra. In computer science I am drawn to the subjects of data structures and analysis of algorithms. My main goal as a teacher is to show students how to see individual problems as part of a greater, more abstract whole.