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Work Experience

Valparaiso University -- Department of Mathematics and Statistics -- Valparaiso, Indiana

Associate Professor (August 2014--)
Assistant Professor (August 2008--July 2014)

Awards and Honors Professional Development
  • Participant in Valparaiso University's Wente Seminar on Faith and Pedagogy, Spring 2020.
  • Participant in Valparaiso University's Writing-in-the-Discipline (WID) Certification Workshop, May 2019
  • Participant in MAA Minicourse on Teaching Linear Algebra: Learning Concepts Often Difficult to Understand, Mathfest 2016
  • Participant in New Directions for Mathematics Research Experiences for Undergraduates conference, June 2013
  • Participant in Trends in Undergraduate Research in the Mathematical Sciences conference, October 2012
  • Participant in MAA Short Course on Sage, Mathfest 2010
  • Project NExT Fellow, 2008-2009
Service to the Profession
  • OEIS Foundation, member of the Board of Trustees, 2019-present.
  • Permutation Patterns 2019 Proceedings volume guest editor, 2019-2020.
  • Permutation Patterns 2018 Proceedings volume guest editor, 2018-2019.
  • Indiana MAA Section vice chair 2017-2018, chair 2018-2019
  • AWM Mentoring Grant Selection Committee, member, 2017-2019
  • MAA Instructional Practices Workshop, participant, October 2015
  • Ball State Undergraduate Mathematics Exchange editorial board member, 2014-?
  • Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Journal editorial board member, 2014-?
  • CUR (Council on Undergraduate Research) Councilor, Mathematics and Computer Science Division, 2014-2017
  • International Conference on Permutation Patterns, Steering Committee member, 2012-?
  • Indiana MAA Section NExT (vice-coordinator, 2010-2012, coordinator 2012-2014)
  • Indiana MAA Nominating Committee member, 2009-2014 (chair 2010-2011, 2013-2014)
Service to the University
  • Member, Baccalaureate Task Force, 2019-2020
  • Member, Academic Affairs Budget Working Group, 2018-2019
  • Member, Valparaiso University Fraternity and Sorority Expansion Committee, 2017 - ?
  • Member, Valparaiso Campus Judicial Board, 2014 - ?
  • Advisor, Phi Delta Theta fraternity, Indiana Iota chapter, (faculty advisor, 2012-2019, advisory board chair, 2019-?)
  • Member, Valparaiso Creative Work and Research Committee, 2012-2020 (chair, 2017-2020)
  • Member, Valparaiso Student Scholarship Advisory Committee, 2011-2014
  • Member, Valparaiso Faculty Grievance Committee, 2011-2013
  • Member, Valparaiso summer research activities steering committee, 2010-2014
Grants
  • 2019 NSF-AWM Travel Grant recipient for travel to Permutation Patterns 2019
  • Permutation Patterns 2019-2020 Conference Grant from National Science Foundation
  • Permutation Patterns 2018 Conference Grant from National Security Agency
  • Permutation Patterns 2018 Conference Grant from National Science Foundation
  • 2017 Valparaiso University CELT travel grant for travel to 2018 Joint Mathematics Meetings
  • Permutation Patterns 2017 Conference Grant from National Science Foundation
  • Valparaiso Experience in Research by Undergraduate Mathematicians, Principal Investigator, 2017-2019
  • 2015 NSF-AWM Travel Grant recipient for travel to Permutation Patterns 2015
  • Permutation Patterns 2013 Conference Grant from National Security Agency
  • Permutation Patterns 2013 Conference Grant from National Science Foundation
  • Valparaiso Experience in Research by Undergraduate Mathematicians, Principal Investigator, 2013-2015
  • 2013-2014 University Research Professorship, awarded by Valparaiso Creative Work and Research Committee (includes 1 semester sabbatical in Fall 2013)
  • 2012 NSF-AWM Travel Grant recipient for travel to Permutation Patterns 2012
  • 2011 Valparaiso University CELT travel grant for travel to Permutation Patterns 2011
  • Valparaiso Experience in Research by Undergraduate Mathematicians, co-Principal Investigator, 2010-2012
  • 2009 NSF-AWM Travel Grant recipient for travel to Permutation Patterns 2009


Rutgers TA Project -- New Brunswick, New Jersey

TAP graduate assistant (June 2007 - April 2008)

  • Helped coordinate annual university-wide TA orientation
  • Coordinated Introduction to College Teaching I and II seminars
  • Editor for TAPTALK, the online Rutgers TA newsletter


    DIMACS -- Piscataway, New Jersey

    REU Graduate Coordinator (Summer 2005, 2006, 2007)

  • Assisted in sorting applications
  • Planned seminars, field trips, and other activities for students
  • Served as general resource person for student presentations


    Strategic Designs SD4JC -- Cordova, Tennessee

    Independent Contractor (Summer 2003, 2004)

  • Tested newly developed software package
  • Researched copyright and trademark paperwork for software
  • Assisted with outbound calling and data entry
  • Developed databases of potential customers for clients


    Comprehensive Marketing, Inc. -- Cordova, Tennessee

    Business Intern (Summer 2002)

  • Wrote extensive analysis of company website
  • Taught Microsoft Project to supervisors
  • Extensively researched agriculture magazines and web media for clients
  • Did survey work via telephone for clients


    Trinity University -- San Antonio, Texas

    National Science Foundation Undergraduate Researcher (Summer 2001)

  • Worked on an undergraduate math research team
  • Resulting paper was submitted to National Science Foundation and accepted for publication in Ars Combinatoria


    Valparaiso University -- Department of Mathematics and Computer Science -- Valparaiso, Indiana

    Student Outreach Coordinator, Grader (1999-2003)

  • Graded and managed papers and tests for math professors
  • Coordinated volunteers, processed paperwork, and developed and implemented scheduling for annual mathematics camp for junior high women
  • Aided in scorekeeping for regional middle and high school math competitions on campus


    Valparaiso University -- Office of Institutional Advancement -- Valparaiso, Indiana

    Student Fundraiser (1999-2001)

  • Solicited donations from alumni via phone
  • Updated alumni records
  • Generated support of local businesses to sponsor university activities


    Immanuel Lutheran Church & School -- Memphis, Tennessee

    Daycare Worker (1997-2000)

  • Supervised children
  • Helped train new daycare workers
  • Planned summertime activites for students
  • Tutored students and helped with homework


    Memphis Zoo & Aquarium -- Memphis, Tennessee

    ZooCamp Assistant (Summer 1994-1997)

  • Supervised children
  • Worked with other staff to create activities for children
  • Led small craft and story activities