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Check for correct, heart for favorite proof among all groups: students at U Michigan's Math175 evaluating each others' proofs. The course is now also offered at George Mason University.

Welcome!

I teach a mix of classes, mostly focused on geometry, but also including the course "Mathematics of Cryptography: An Introduction", designed for incoming undergraduates curious about further study of mathematics.

Here's my Rate My Professor page, and my old one from U Michigan. Please leave a review if you've taken a course with me, as new students seem to find it useful.

My teaching style tends to focus on examples and pictures, and usually involves a heavy focus on student questions, comments and collaboration. At an extreme, Math175 is completely groupwork-based with essentially no lecture or textbook. I put a heavy emphasis on both precision and intuition, so students are required to remember both the technical definitions and the examples that motivate them.

If you're interested in a more in-depth look at math research (whether you're a freshman or a graduate student), take a look at the Mason Experimental Geometry Lab, and talk to me about research opportunities.

Upcoming Courses

Fall 2019

Math 213: Analytic Geometry/Calculus III.
MW 1:30pm-2:45pm, 131 Planetary Hall.

Math 175: Mathematics of Cryptography: An Introduction.
MWF 9-10:15, 4106(MF)/4107(W) Exploratory Hall.

Current Courses

No courses offered in Spring 2019, and no office hours available. If you need to get in touch with me, knock on my office door or send me an email.

Past Courses

Fall 2018

Math 675: Linear Analysis.
20-student lecture.
MW 5:55-7:10pm. Exploratory Hall 4106.

Math 493-002: Mathematics of Cryptography: An Introduction.
11-person IBL course.
MWR 10:30-11:45am. Exploratory Hall 4301 MW, 4107 R.

Summer 2018

MMSS: Math of Cryptography.
15-student IBL-style course for high school students
Part of the Michigan Math and Science Scholars program.

Spring 2018

Math 631: Topology of metric spaces.
TuTh 5:55-7:10pm. Exploratory Hall 4106.

Fall 2017

Math 290: Introduction to proofs.
36-students hybrid lecture/IBL course.
MW 3-4:15. Robinson Hall A412.

Summer 2017

MMSS: Math of Cryptography.
15-student IBL-style course for high school students
Part of the Michigan Math and Science Scholars program.

2016, fall

Math 175: Introduction to Cryptology.
Two sections of IBL-style course. University of Michigan.

2016, summer

MMSS: Math of Cryptography.
15-student IBL-style course for high school students
Part of the Michigan Math and Science Scholars program.

2015, fall semester

Math 175: Introduction to Cryptology.
Two sections of IBL-style course. University of Michigan.
Course content available at CTools.

2015, summer

MMSS: Math of Cryptography.
15-student IBL-style course for high school students
Part of the Michigan Math and Science Scholars program.

2015, winter semester

Math 310: Chance and Counting.
22-student IBL-style course. University of Michigan.

2014, fall semester

Math 175: Introduction to Cryptology.
17-student IBL-style course. University of Michigan.
Course content available at CTools.

2014, spring semester

Math181: A Mathematical World.
25-student course, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

2013, fall semester

Math220: Calculus.
25-student course, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

2010, fall semester

Math 241: Multivariable Calculus
One discussion section, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

2009, fall semester

Math 241: Multivariable Calculus
Two discussion sections, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

2008, spring semester

Math 246: Differential Equations
Four discussion sections, University of Maryland College Park.

2007, fall semester

Math 241: Multivariable Calculus
Two discussion sections, University of Maryland College Park.

2007, spring semester

Math 141: Calculus II
One discussion section, University of Maryland College Park.

2006, fall semester

Math 140: Calculus I
One discussion section, University of Maryland College Park.