Brief CV


  • PhD in Mathematics, University of Delaware, 2001
  • Masters in Mathematics, University of Delaware, 1997
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Millersville University, 1995


  • Professor of Mathematics, 2014 – present
  • Director – First Year Seminar Program (QEP), 2013 – present
  • Interim Director, Office of Academic and Career Services, Aug 2013 – Feb 2014
  • Chair, Department of Mathematics, UMW, 2008 – 2013
  • Associate Professor, UMW, 2008 – 2014
  • Assistant Professor, UMW, 2003 – 2008
  • Research Assistant Professor (VIGRE postdoc), University of Illinois at Chicago, 2001 – 2003
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Delaware, 1995 – 2001

Grants and Awards

  • Millersville University’s Young Alumni Achievement Award, spring 2013.
  • Carl B. Allendoerfer Award for expository writing from the Mathematical Association of America – for my article “Kirkman’s Schoolgirls Wearing Hats and Walking Through Fields of Numbers” coauthored with Bud Brown (VirginiaTech) and published in Mathematics Magazine.
  • UMW Sabbatical leave, fall 2010
  • UMW Alumni Association Outstanding Young Faculty Award, 2008
  • UMW Jepson Fellowship, 2007 – 2008
  • UMW Faculty Achievement Award, 2006
  • National Security Agency, Young Investigator Grant H98230-06-1-0080, 2005 – 2007
  • UMW Academic Affairs Council Professors’ Honorary Award, 2005
  • Mathematical Association of America, Regional Undergraduate Conference Grant, 2005
  • Project NExT Fellow, 2004 – 2005
  • 7 UMW Faculty Development Grants
  • 6 UMW Undergraduate Research Grants
  • 23 UMW Supplemental Travel Grants



Conference Organization

  • 3rd Conference for the Exchange of Mathematics Ideas, University of Mary Washington, co-organizer with Hisa Tsutsui and Doug Mupasiri, spring 2015.
  • 2nd Conference for the Exchange of Mathematical Ideas, Univeristy of Northern Iowa, co-organizer with Hisa Tsutsui and Doug Mupasiri, spring 2013.
  • Spring 2009 MD-DC-VA Regional Meeting of the MAA at the University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA, local co-organizer with Randall Helmstutler
  • MAA CPS Strategies to Encourage Persistence in Mathematics, 2006 Joint Mathemaitcs Meetings, San Antonio, TX, joint with Dave Carothers (JMU) and Ahmed Zayed (DePaul)
  • Project NExT session on Integrating History with First Year Mathematics Courses, at Mathfest 2005, Albuquerque, NM, joint with Dave Perkins (Houghton)
  • 2005 Eastern Section Meeting, Newark, DE, joint with Qing Xiang (Delaware) and Jim Davis (Richmond) AMS Special Session on Designs, Codes, and Geometries,
  • Central Virginia Regional Conference on Undergraduate Mathematics, 2005, joint with Debra Hydorn.

Other Professional Activity

  • Reviewer for CyberChase
  • Referee for research journals: Ars Combinatoria, Discrete Mathematics, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, VA Journal of Science, Contributions to Discrete Mathematics, Journal of Combinatorial Designs
  • Active member of STEM 16 subcommittee of FredTech – part of the Fredericksburg area Chamber of Commerce

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