Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Math & Computer Science / Academic
- IDEA Center 132
Ph.D., M.S.; Mathematics; Baylor University
B.S.; Majors: Mathematics and Biology, Minor: Chemistry; Baylor University
Even though I had spent nearly a decade at a large research university, once I started working at Austin College, I quickly realized that this is where I want to be. The small class size at AC gives me the opportunity to learn more about my students as unique individuals with unique attributes and aspirations. I get to work with many students from diverse backgrounds, academically and culturally. I have recently expanded my area of research to include Mathematical Modeling which I believe can help making math research more accessible to more students, including non-math majors and those from underrepresented groups. If you have a strong interest — whether it’s in physics, engineering, biology, finance, social sciences, or even the humanities — I am certain that there is a mathematical model that can get you started. So, let’s talk!
Pre-Calculus; Calculus I, II, III; Differential Equations; Numerical Analysis; Applied Analysis; Complex Analysis; Elementary Statistics
Krylov Methods for Solving Large Systems of Linear Equations and Eigenvalue Problems; Numerical Methods for Solving Differential Equations; Scientific Computing; Mathematical Modeling.
Undergraduate Research Projects Mentored:
- Michael Bose ’24, “Modeling Wave Propagation on Non-Homogeneous 2D Surfaces” | 2022
- Tobias Ward II ’24, “Modeling Time-Dependent Hanging Chains using an Object-Oriented Programming Approach” | 2022
- Enrique Pineda Jr. ’23, “Mathematical Waterbending: Modeling 2D Flows with Navier-Stokes Equation and Explicit Euler’s Method” | 2021
- Taiton Fox ’22, “Numerical Solutions to the 1D time-dependent Schrödinger Equation” | 2020
- William Koelzer ’22, “How to Heat A Pan: Applications of the Heat Equation using Numerical Analysis” | 2020
- Vee Kalkunte ’22, “The Specific Genres of Steam: Using Community Detection Algorithms to Build Gaming Genres” | 2020-2021
- Natalie Randall ’20, “Implementing the Hodgkin-Huxley Model using Python” | 2019
M. Embree, R. B. Morgan, and H. V. Nguyen, “Weighted Inner Products for GMRES and GMRES-DR”, SIAM J. Sci. Comp. 39 (2017) S610–S632.
I love to support my students beyond the classrooms by attending their sports games, concerts, plays, recitals, art exhibitions, and research presentations as often as I can. I enjoy sports photography and music.