Assistant Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science
Math & Computer Science / Academic
- IDEA Center 113
B.S., Furman University.
M.O., Universitat de Valencia.
M.S., Ph.D., The University of Iowa.
After my first teaching experience in graduate school, I knew I wanted to teach at a small, liberal arts college (preferably somewhere warm!). I’m thrilled to be doing exactly that at Austin College. Each semester, I’m excited about the opportunity to show my students the power of mathematics and computer science. I enjoy bringing hands-on activities and real-world applications into my classes. The problem-solving skills students learn in math and computer science courses will help them throughout their lives, regardless of where life takes them.
In graduate school, I developed a mathematical model of multiple myeloma bone disease, a disease with a terrible prognosis. The long-term aim of this ongoing project is to create a tool that could help doctors identify the best treatment plan for their patients. My work on this project involved aspects of both math and computer science. I worked with partial differential equations to develop the model, and I used image processing techniques to gather data on the disease. This is just one example of how math and computer science can be used to dramatically improve lives. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to work with my students on many impactful projects at the intersection of these two fields.
- Calculus 1
- Calculus 2
- Ordinary Differential Equations
- Mathematical Biology
- Number Theory
- Quantitative Consulting
- Introduction to Computer Science
- Computer Science for Scientists
- Volunteerism (JanTerm)
Applied mathematics, Mathematical biology
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