Mathematics Department at the University of Wisconsin - LaRiver Studies Center at UW-L as well. My research interests lie mainly in mathematical biology, specifically theoretical ecology - however I have begun working in epidemiology and mathematical sociology as well. I particularly enjoy studying how uncertainty and nonlinear processes affect the dynamics of both a single species and interacting populations (of animals, plants, ideas, information). I also have a strong interest in mentoring undergraduate research, as well as the scholarship of teaching and learning as it pertains to flipped classrooms in courses in applied mathematics and mathematical biology. As of May 2015 I became one of the newest Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM) fellows. A list of my publications, selected talks and poster presentations can be found via my Research page.
I have been teaching college mathematics since 2008, when I was a graduate student at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln (where I received my M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics/Mathematical Biology). During my career I have taught College Algebra, Trigonometry, Applied Calculus, Calculus I and II, Mathematical Models in Biology, Linear Algebra, Introductory Statistics, Differential Equations and Theoretical Ecology. Selected information and materials for these courses can be found via my Teaching page, or obtained by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As an undergraduate I majored in mathematics at Minnesota State University - Moorhead, where I also played varsity football and was involved with the regional philanthropy group Students Today, Leaders Forever. I still maintain a strong interest in both playing and analyzing sports, as well as philanthropy.
(photos above: Top: My wife Stephanie, my daughters Madeline (2 yr.) and Chloe (1 yr.) and me (substantially older).
Bottom: My father Brian, Chloe, Maddie, my great uncle Clair (who holds a Master's in Mathematics from Marquette and taught high school mathematics in the Twin Cities for many years), and me)