Mathematician, Professor, Musician
I am a Professor of Mathematics @ Colgate University
I started professing at Colgate University in 1999 and recently served a 3-year stint as department chair. I am now back to full time teaching.
I have authored several dozen articles and a couple of books. Currently, I am writing an under-contract book on Ramsey Theory aimed at beginning graduate students.
When not doing mathematics or teaching about mathematics -- and not in a pandemic -- I spend my time either with my family or my bandmates or watching Colgate sporting events or recording and writing in my studio.
- ResidenceNew York, United States
- Office219 McGregory Hall
My main service course is Introductory Statistics; however, I have taught all calculus courses, too.
Course in my Area
Combinatorics, Ramsey Theory on the Integers
Other Majors Courses
Number Theory and Mathematical Reasoning, Probability, Mathematical Statistics, Real Analysis
Just a few years ago, our department implemented a thesis requirement for our majors. Since then I have directed 24 theses and am currently directed 10 more. You can view the titles of finished theses on this Colgate webpage.
Students Taught> 2000
Pages of math thrown in recycling31,415
Coffee Cups Consumed101010
20 Years of Experience
Ph.D. in MathematicsTemple University
Advisor: Doron Zeilberger
B.S. in Actuarial ScienceUniversity of Michigan
I passed a few tests back then, but realized the business life was definitely not for me.
July 2012 - Current
Full ProfessorColgate University
Now I can relax 😂
July 2005 - June 2012
Associate ProfessorColgate University
I thought I was supposed to teach and do research, not service.
July 1999 - June 2005
Assistant ProfessorColgate University
With no power comes no responsibility.
Timex Sinclair 1000
Who put the aching in teaching?
Course I Have Taught
My band, dangerboy, is mostly a cover band. We play alternative rock, focusing on 90s alternative. We did record some of my original songs way back in the day. Below are a couple of demos from back then.