I have been at Longwood since 1990. I have a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Virginia. My primary research interest is algebra, specifically representation theory. My primary teaching interest is in teaching the introductory theoretical courses, such as Transitions (Math 300), Modern Algebra (Math 342) and Advanced Calculus (Math 462). I think that it is possible for undergraduate students to appreciate the beauty of abstract mathematics -- it's just takes a lot of work. But we give it a good try. Sometimes we fail, sometimes we succeed but the students always learn and always have a good time.
I also teach many of the lower level courses, such as Precalculus (Math 164), Functions and Graphs (Math 121), and Statistics (Math 171). I belong to the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.
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