**Professor of Mathematics**

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Campus Box 38, P.O. Box 173362

Denver, CO 80217-3362

**Email:** [email protected]

**Phone:** 303-615-0746

**Office:** Science Building 3022

**Math Department Office:** 303-615-0299; Science Building 1022

**Fall 2023 Office Hours:**

1. Tuesdays and Thursday from 9:30 – 9:50am, 12:00 – 1:50pm. Drop in anytime.

2. Wednesdays 10:00 – 1:00 by appointment or by appointment at other times in MS Teams.

**Class Schedule – Fall 2023
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MTH 1110 – College Algebra for Calculus Online

MTH 2420 – Calculus III (TTh 10:00 – 11:50 am; KC 307)

MTH 2540 – Scientific Computing with Python (TTh 2:00 – 3:50 pm; SI 1058)

**Class Schedule – Spring 2024
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MTH 1110 – College Algebra for Calculus Online

MTH 3140 – Linear Algebra (TTh 10:00 – 11:50 am; PL M206)

MTH 3420 – Ordinary Differential Equations (TTh 12:00 – 1:50 pm; PL M206)

“As the island of knowledge grows, the surface that makes contact with mystery expands. When major theories are overturned, what we thought was certain knowledge gives way, and knowledge touches upon mystery differently. This newly discovered mystery may be humbling and unsettling, but it is the cost of truth. Creative scientists, philosophers, and poets thrive at this shoreline.” **W. Mark Richardson**, “A Skeptic’s Sense of Wonder,” *Science*, 1998.

“Science is not about control. It is about cultivating a perpetual condition of wonder in the face of something that forever grows one step richer and subtler than the latest theory about it. It is about reverance, not mastery.” **Richard Powers,** *The Gold Bug Variations*.

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**Education**

Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder

Dissertation: *Global Existence of Solutions to the Viscous Shallow Water Equations*

M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder

Thesis: *A Finite Element Model of the Thin Film Problem*

B.S. Mathematics, Texas A&M University

**Areas of Interest**

Analysis, Partial and Ordinary Differential Equations, Chaos Theory and Nonlinear Dynamical Systems

**Links**

Rocky Mountain Section of the MAA

MAA Mathematical Association of America

AWM Association for Women in Mathematics

Mathematics at Metropolitan State University of Denver

5 out of 4 people have trouble with fractions.

There are three kinds of mathematicians: Those who can count and those who can’t.

Chaos is the score upon which reality is written. **Henry Miller**, *Tropic of Cancer*

Only in math problems can you buy 60 cantaloupes and nobody asks what the heck is wrong with you. **Charles Shultz**

Big fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite them; And little fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad infinitum. **Jonathan Swift**

Life is not about being dealt a good hand, but playing a poor hand well.

You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. **C.S. Lewis**

Chaos is found in greatest abundance wherever order is being sought. It always defeats order because it is better organized. **Sir Terry Pratchett**

Last updated: *November 1, 2023
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