I enjoy helping students make sense of mathematical concepts, develop efficient methods for solving problems, and increase their academic confidence. My courses offer second chances without short cuts. My engineering stories provide context and humor for our class discussions.
- M.S. in Mathematics Education, University of Colorado Denver, 2018
- M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University, 1994
- B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University, 1993
- Attended the California Institute of Technology, 1987-1988
- Core: Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Finite Mathematics
Teaching Positions & Professional Experience
- Joined Southern Virginia University in August 2017
- Mechanical Engineer; Develops 3D geometry algorithms used by global aerospace and defense companies including Boeing, Lockheed, and the U.S. military, 1994-Present
- Corporate Trainer; Taught engineers about CAD model validation tools and processes in North America, Europe, and Asia, 1997-2017
- Industry Advisor; Reviewed graduate student research projects at Purdue University, the University of Minnesota, Brigham Young University, and the Technical University of Darmstadt, 2000-2015
Scholarship & Creative Work
- Contributes to the Model-Based Engineering (MBE) Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI) Validation and Conformance Testing Project at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 2012-present (link)
- Presented CAD validation research at international conferences and published papers in industry journals, 1995-2017 (link)
Awards, Leadership & Service
- Professor of the Semester, Southern Virginia University, Fall 2018.
- Volunteer guest speaker and math tutor in public schools in Utah, Michigan, Ohio, and Colorado, 1993-2017
- Organized an ongoing collaborative forum where international software vendors test CAD model translations and utilize his CAD validation consulting; 1995-present (link)
- Missionary, New York New York Mission, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1988-1990.