I became a college professor because I am extremely curious. I really enjoy learning and sharing what I have learned. My own teachers have had a positive impact in my life. I would like to do the same for my students. Mathematics has much aesthetic and functional beauty. I am an applied mathematician because I like to solve problems that have some of both.
I feel that the best path for learning is through enjoyment. I strive to have my students see the joy in math. In most of my upper-level classes, students work on projects exploring something related to our class which interests them. I am also interested in data analysis, problem solving, industrial projects, service learning and social justice in mathematics education.