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Phone: 814-824-2421

Office: Old Main Tower 403

Fall 2017 Office Hours: MW 1:30-3:30PM, Tu 2:00-3:00PM, Th 11:00AM-12:00PM

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Click on "Fall 2017 Teaching" in the menu above to view my schedule for the current semester.

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Disclaimer: Pages for "old" courses (from previous semesters) may have different / broken formatting and possibly broken links. Pages for courses the current semester will be kept up to date; if you find broken links there, please notify me ASAP.

PS. Sorry if the formatting is still a little messy on mobile devices. I'm working on it!

About Me

I joined the math and information technology department at Mercyhurst in Fall 2015. My primary math teaching interests include introduction to proofs and all things abstract-algebra-related. My primary computing teaching interests include database management and algorithm design.

Born in and raised near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I am an ever-faithful fan of the teams in Black and Gold (Steelers, Penguins, Pirates).

I graduated from Ursinus College in 2010 with a bachelor's degree, double majoring in mathematics and computer science. After graduation, I packed up and moved from eastern PA to Texas (DFW area). In 2012, I received a master's degree from The University of North Texas in mathematics. In 2015, I completed my PhD in math at UNT (see my research page for more information).

I honestly believe any college graduate should be proficient (if not an expert!) at using Microsoft Excel. Any introductory course I teach will make that point abundantly clear. With that said, my own tech preferences aren't quite so Microsoft-friendly. On the go, I use Android. On my desktop, I use Fedora 26 (Cinnamon Spin) rather than Windows or Mac. My laptop is a System76 machine running Ubuntu. For word processing, I am 95% LaTeX (the other 5% is plain text, for when LaTeX is overkill).

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