UC Box: A121
Office: Price Hall 209
PhD Mathematics, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 1992.
MS, Mathematics, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, 1987.
BS, Mathematics, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, 1985.
Recent Senior Projects Supervised
Jennifer Gadd: Mathematics and Electrochemistry
Kalei Titcomb: Periodicity in Dynamical Systems
Matthew Rose: Wavelets and Filters
Dale Blem: Logarithmic Differentiation and Higher Order Newton's Method
Alexis Sakaida-Diaz: An Examiniation of the Effect of Standards Based Curriculum on AP-Calculus Test Scores
Travis White: The Mathematics of Juggling
Qianru Wang: Dellanoy Numbers is Dimension higher than 2
Recent Professional and Professional Service Activity AP-Calculus College Board Endorsed Workshop Consultant, January 2012 - Present
Chief Reader, July 2007-July 2011
Chief Reader Designate, July 2006-June 2007
Exam Leader, Question Leader, Table Leader, Reader, June 1994-June 2006
Moderator, AP-Calculus Electronic Discussion Group, 1996-2006.
Oregon Mathematics Education Council President 2006-2007
Principal Investigator and/or Participant on various grants regarding in-service teacher professional development.
MAA Member Committee for the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics
Member Mutual Concerns of the MAA and College Board
Member Mutual Concerns of the MAA and NCTM
Liaison Coordinator for the Pacific Northwest Section of MAA.
I have served as Chair and as Newsletter Editor of the PNW-MAA.
In Progress A Novel Computational Method for Dellanoy Numbers in Higher Dimensions College Calculus, a text for students with the AB AP-Calculus background
At Pacific University, all faculty teach a variety of different courses. Typically, we do not use graduate teaching assistants, which means that your classes will be taught by professors and that you will have plenty of opportunites to get to know the faculty in your discipline.
Below I have listed some of the courses that I teach. We are always developing and trying out new classes, so the list may change now and then. You can use the links to the left to read descriptions of the courses listed below.