Teaching

I am passionate about education and strive to make my classrooms an active and fun learning enviroment. My pedagogical philosophy is centered on the premise that mathematics is best retained when students are involved with it dynamically; namely, I hope my students develop an appreciation and mastery of mathematics through lively discussions with their peers and creative (collaborative) problem solving.

Below are the couses I have taught. Current students, please see the Canvas course webpage. I am happy to supply course evaluations or a teaching statement upon request.

  • University of Utah:

    • Math 4400: Introduction to Number Theory, Fall 2021

    • Math 3210: Foundations of Analysis, Spring 2020 (Syllabus)

    • Math 2200: Discrete Mathematics, Fall 2019 (Syllabus)

  • University of Nebraska:

    • Math 314: Linear Algebra, Spring 2019

    • Math 208: Calculus III, Fall 2017 and Fall 2018

    • Math 802P: Numbers, Geometry, and Algebraic Thinking II for K-3 Math Specialists, Summer 2017 (class for in-service K-3 teachers in or around Omaha, NE)

    • Math 302: Mathematical Modeling, Spring 2017 (class for pre-service math teachers at UNL)

    • Math 300: Mathematics Matters, Fall 2016 (class for pre-service math teachers at UNL)

    • Math 104: Applied Calculus, Summer 2015 and Spring 2016

    • Math 203: Contemporary Mathematics, Fall 2015

    • Math 101: College Algebra, Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

Independent reading coures

Below are reading courses that I have supervised. If you are interested in doing a reading course please do not hesitate to reach out!

  • Fall 2020, two students:

    • One student covered the first two chapters of Bruns and Herzog's Cohen Macaulay rings plus miscellaneous sections of Avramov's Infinite free resolutions.

    • The second student covered several chapters of Atiyah and MacDonald's Introduction to commutative algebra.

  • Spring 2021, two students:

    • One student is completing the last four chapters of Atiyah and MacDonald's Introduction to commutative algebra as well as the first chapter of Bruns and Herzog's Cohen Macaulay rings.

    • The second student will be working through Atiyah and MacDonald's Introduction to commutative algebra.

  • Summer 2021, four students:

    • One student is working through sections of Avramov's Infinite free resolutions.

    • The other students are working through Atiyah and MacDonald's Introduction to commutative algebra

  • Fall 2021, three students:

    • Covering various sections of Atiyah and MacDonald's Introduction to commutative algebra.

  • Spring 2022, one student:

    • Covering first three chapters of Atiyah and MacDonald's Introduction to commutative algebra.

Other:

  • PASCA 2022: Graduate summer school. I served as a teaching assistant for Claudia Miller's one week course on differential graded algebras.