### Professor of Mathematics

### Ruffner 327

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(434) 395-2188

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.

*If at first the idea is not absurd, then there
is no hope for it.*

--Albert Einstein