Assistant Professor of Mathematics
900 Arkadelphia Rd
Birmingham, AL 35254
Office Phone: (205) 226-3025
Office Fax: (205) 226 3079
Brief Career Background:
2011-2016 GTA, University of Alabama at Birmingham
2014-2015 Adjunct Instructor, Samford University
2015-2016 Adjunct Professor, Birmingham-Southern College
2017 Visiting Assistant Professor, Randolph College
2017-present Assistant Professor, Birmingham-Southern College
2011 BA Religious Studies & BS Mathematics, PBK, Randolph College
2013 MS Mathematics, University of Alabama at Birmingham
2016 PhD Applied Mathematics (minor in Computer Science), University of Alabama at Birmingham
Areas of Academic Interest:
- topological dynamics
- ergodic theory
- mathematical finance
- big data
- data science
- mathematics education
MA 124 Precalculus Mathematics (1)
A preparation for students who plan to study calculus. This course focuses on modeling realworld phenomena using polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. An understanding of these functions is developed graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. Not open to students who have passed MA 231 or equivalent. Prerequisite: placement. Fall, Spring.
MA 207 General Statistics (1)
An investigation of four fundamental topics in statistics: displaying data, producing data, probability, and statistical inference. The course uses a statistical software package. Fall, Spring.
MA 231 Calculus I (1)
A course in calculus emphasizing graphical, numerical, analytical, and descriptive points of view. Topics include functions, derivatives, definite integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Prerequisite: MA 124 or placement. Fall, Spring.
MA 232 Calculus II (1)
A course in calculus emphasizing graphical, numerical, analytical, and descriptive points of view. Topics include definite integrals, approximation techniques, indefinite integrals, elementary differential equations, modeling, Taylor polynomials, and infinite series. Prerequisite: MA 231 or placement. Fall, Spring.
MA 310 Calculus III (1)
A course in calculus emphasizing graphical, numerical, analytical, and descriptive points of view. Topics include parametric equations, polar coordinates, vectors, multivariable and vectorvalued functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, vector fields, and line integrals. Prerequisite: MA 232 or placement. Fall, Spring.
MA 455 Introduction to Topology (1)
An introduction to the topology of Euclidean space and of surfaces. Topics include continuity, compactness, cell complexes, and the classification of surfaces. Applications include fixed-point theorems, the Jordan curve theorem, and map colorings. Prerequisites: MA 310 and 335