I was born at a very early age in Saginaw, Michigan. Since January 2008, I have been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. I married my wife Lisa in July of 2004, and she is currently a high-school mathematics teacher for Deep Run High School.
University of KansasPh.D. in Mathematics, 2007. Advisor: William Paschke
M.A. in Mathematics, 2001
I applied to graduate school at the University of Kansas based upon a brochure I received from the Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship. In 2000, they were still interested in pure mathematics students, and I was happy to find upon visiting for an interview that KU, the Math Department, and the city of Lawrence were all very appealing: unlike much of Kansas, Lawrence is a decently liberal sort of town, somewhat hilly, and only 45 minutes from Kansas City.
Central Michigan UniversityB.S. in Mathematics and English, 2000
B.M. in Music Theory/Composition, 2000