Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Wisconsin - LaRiver Studies Center at UW-L and a research associate for the Intercollegiate Biomathematics Alliance. 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 classroom modalities for courses in applied mathematics and mathematical biology. I currently co-direct UW-L's Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Mathematical Ecology (NSF - DMS 1559663), and am a Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM) fellow. 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, II and III, 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 email@example.com.
As an undergraduate I majored in mathematics and actuarial science 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. If you're interested football analytics, I suggest ProFootballFocus. A list of articles I've written for that website be found here, which have been used on websites like ESPN.com, BleacherReport.com, Yahoo Sports, Chiefs.com, baltimoreravens.com, Buccaneers.com, BuffaloBills.com and Panthers.com. I also guest host a podcast and write for the webpage Let's Talk Vikings.
For basketball, here's a link to a recent Chicago Tribune article where my good friend and brother-in-law Zack Ryan of Carmel High School discuss how we are injecting sports analytics into high school sports.
(photos above: Top: My wife Stephanie, my daughters Madeline (3 yr.) and Chloe (2 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)