I am an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Northern Iowa, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. I got my undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University, and my PhD from the University of Michigan (under the direction of Ralf Spatzier). I was fortunate to work at Rice University for three years as a VIGRE Lovett Instructor and at Williams College for a year as a Visiting Assistant Professor before moving to Iowa.

My professional interests include:

- Research:
- Geometry, especially differential geometry
- dynamical systems
- Lie groups
- Rigidity theory for lattice subgroups of semisimple Lie groups
- combinatorics of -ary partitions

- Teaching
- inquiry-based learning
- standards based assessment and reporting
- integration of software into the mathematics classroom
- undergraduate research

I got hired at UNI to teach geometry courses to pre-service teachers and to promote undergraduate research.

This blog will be mostly about teaching mathematics. For writing about mathematics, see my other blog: *Upper Half-Wit*.

Oh, and this picture (without the silly glasses) is courtesy of the Academy of Inquiry Based Learning/Educational Advancement Foundation. I am grateful to them for the photo, but also for support during the last five years as I learned to teach in a new way.

Very cool to randomly find your blog and see what you are up to now!

Hey! It’s been a long time.