There is a particular joy that I experience when teaching, which is a mixture of excitement about mathematics and a curiosity about learning. I find satisfaction in helping students gain a stronger hold on mathematical understanding and assisting them in becoming better problem solvers. My enthusiasm for teaching stems from an interest in discussing ideas familiar to me with a group of students encountering them for the first time. Each day in class, I appreciate the fact that although I have thought about the ideas in many ways, students will motivate me to think of them anew. I am invigorated by the circular dynamic of examining familiar ground with the knowledge that some new insight about mathematics and learning will be unearthed by me or my students.

My family has a strong history of teaching;

For specifics, here is my teaching statement.

Campus Coordinates
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Knott Hall 308
Loyola University Maryland
4501 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210