How did you hear about UMR/What brought you to UMR?
The thought of working at an interdisciplinary department that focuses on undergraduate education in health sciences and engages students as participants in the scholarship on learning sounded very appealing to me. I joined UMR after my previous employment at Purdue University Northwest and North Dakota State University.
What is your role at UMR?
My title at UMR is tenure-track math faculty. Along with other math faculty at UMR, I help design and teach mathematics and statistics courses, serve on University committees and supervise students in directed research and capstone projects.
What advice do you have for UMR students during their time here?
Make the most of your time here. Take full advantage of the opportunities you receive for individualized instruction at UMR. For students taking math/statistics classes, make sure you understand the concepts before the next class. If you find that you are struggling with a concept, be sure to check in with one of the math faculty right away; do not wait until it is too late.
What is one of your favorite things about UMR?
The small class size and the active learning format of instruction.
What is one interesting fact about you that you want others to know about you?
I did not like mathematics at all when I was young.
What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue?
I would travel to Europe to watch the English Premier League soccer matches.