Notes on my teaching philosophy and experience

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My teaching statement discusses my teaching philosophy and experience in great detail. Some of that information can also be found in this post.

🔗 Teaching and Mentoring

My teaching experience is extensive, and I love encouraging and mentoring budding mathematicians and computer scientists. I've held academic appointments at four institutions and in each location I started active seminars or research groups.

  • At the University of Colorado, I co-organized (with K. Kearnes and P. Lessard) a reading course on Algebraic Theories, and founded the CU Lean User's Group to help graduate students learn to use the Lean proof assistant to support their research.
  • At the University of Hawaii I co-organized (with R. Freese) the Universal Algebra Seminar, and founded the Mathematical Foundations of Computing Circle which gathered weekly for lectures on the lambda calculus, type theory, and functional programming.
  • At Iowa State University I co-organized (with C. Bergman) the Universal Algebra Seminar, and founded the TypeFunc research group to expose undergraduates to accessible research problems. Three of my students solved some of these problems, and one was awarded a research grant to support this work.
  • At the University of South Carolina, I co-organized (with G. McNulty) the Algebra and Logic Seminar, and mentored a talented undergraduate student in the honors college who won a prestigious Magellan Scholar Grant for this work.

I have also successfully introduced Lean proof assistant in the classroom, as described in my teaching statement.

🔗 Classroom Teaching Experience

Here is a list of the courses I have taught at various universities, along with links to some of the course web sites.

🔗 University of Colorado, Boulder

(as Burnett Meyer Instructor)

🔗 University of Hawaii

(as Visiting Assistant Professor)

🔗 Iowa State University

(as Postdoctoral Associate)}

🔗 University of South Carolina

(as Visiting Assistant Professor)

  • Math 700: Linear Algebra, Spring 2014 (graduate course)
  • Math 141: Calculus I, Spring 2014
  • Math 374: Discrete Structures, Fall 2013
  • Math 122: Calculus for Business and Social Sciences, Fall 2013
  • Math 374: Discrete Structures, Spring 2013
  • Math 122: Calculus for Business and Social Sciences, Spring 2013
  • Math 241: Vector Calculus, Fall 2012
  • Math 122: Calculus for Business and Social Sciences, Fall 2012

🔗 University of Hawaii

(as Graduate Student Instructor)

  • Math 371: Probability Theory, Summer 2011
  • Math 215: Applied Calculus I, Summer 2009
  • Math 100: Mathematical Reasoning, Summer 2010