Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science



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(641) 285-5163

Curriculum Vitae:

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I received my PhD in Mathematics from the University of Iowa in the summer of 2012. I am a professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Central College in Pella, IA. I was a professor of mathematics at Florida Gulf Coast University from the fall of 2012 to Summer 2023. 

Research Interests:

My main research interests wander around the intersection of algebraic geometry, algebraic combinatorics, discrete mathematics, and graph theory. I love working with students on research projects. It my favorite part of my job! If you are interested in working with me, just ask.  You can also check out my research page for more information.  


I am a firm believer in scholarly teaching, and I love my job because each new semester offers the opportunity to grow in my many roles as educator, friend, mentor, and student. I strive to incorporate innovative evidence-based pedagogical practices in my classroom, and am constantly reflecting on ways to improve my teaching.   My philosophy on learning is best summed up by a quote from Confucius:  "I hear, and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand."   

My Purpose:  

“I was born to coach and empower people in the active pursuit of their passions.” 

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