Office: Steuben 308
SUNY Potsdam, Mathematics and History, B.A.
Kansas State University, Mathematics, M.S.
Everybody can succeed; it’s just harder for some than others. Many college students have a lot of issues outside of the classroom that make it difficult for them to succeed. To help remove the barriers, I try to be flexible in my grading policies, and I make myself available to students at all times through email. As much as possible, I try to connect math with things students might see in their lives. That’s hard to do with some of our traditional courses. I love our new Quantitative Reasoning courses. They are all real-world math, and students do almost all the work in groups. Students in those classes never ask, “When am I ever going to use this in my life?”
MATH 0970 Quantitative Reasoning, MATH 0980 Beginning Algebra, MATH 1150 Quantitative Reasoning, MATH 1215 Intermediate Algebra I, MATH 1240 Elements of Applied Math II, MATH 1412 Elementary Functions I, MATH 1610 Calculus I, MATH 2620 Ordinary Differential Equations, ENGR 1050 C for Engineers
25+ presentations given at various conferences. Most recent presentations:
“Using Google Classroom to Collect Student Work”, NYSMATYC Annual Conference, Corning, NY, April 2019
“The AMATYC Website,” AMATYC Webinar, April 2016
“Different Ways to Make Videos,” AMATYC Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, November 2014