About Me

For a detailed list of my professional activities, see my curriculum vitae (last updated September 2016).

I am originally from Utah, where I attended Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) for my bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics, with an undergraduate minor in physics. After completing a master's degree in math teaching and a PhD in mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I worked as a professor at Black Hills State University (Spearfish, South Dakota) and at Brigham Young University. I joined the Department of Mathematics at the University of Rhode Island as an assistant professor in Fall 2014.

Now a novice Rhode Islander, I live in South Kingstown with my wife and three children. When I am not researching or teaching math, I enjoy being with my family, serving in my church, training for long distance road races, playing the piano, studying Latin American Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese, and reading history and suspense novels.