Teaching

I put high priority on teaching and helping students learn mathematics. Occasionally it seems that I have been successful. Student feedback has generally been positive (see Evaluations). I am a Project NExT fellow (Silver 12). In addition I have been recognized several times for teaching:

  • 2015 MAA Iowa Section Award for Distinguished Teaching
  • 2014 Cassling Family Faculty Award, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University.
  • 2014 LAS Early Achievement in Teaching, Iowa State University.
  • 2011 Robert Sorgenfrey Distinguished Teaching Award, Department of Mathematics, UCLA.

Iowa State University (2011-present)

  • Math 165 - Calculus of one variable (Fall 16, Fall 18)
  • Math 166 - More calculus of one variable (Spring 17, Fall 18)
  • Math 201 - Introduction to proofs (Fall 11)
  • Math 265 - Calculus of several variables (Fall 11, Spring 12, Fall 12, Fall 13, Fall 15, Fall 17)
  • Math 304 - Combinatorics (Fall 12)
  • Math 314 - Graph theory (Spring 13)
  • Math 492 - Undergraduate seminar (Spring 13)
  • Math 510 - Linear algebra (Fall 15)
  • Math 566 - Discrete optimization (Fall 17)
  • Math 595 - Mathematics of juggling (Fall 13)
  • Math 595 - Spectral graph theory (Spring 17)
  • Math 607 - Graph theory (Fall 13)

UCLA (2008-2011)

  • Math 3B - Calculus for life science students (Winter 2009)
  • Math 31A - Differential and integral calculus (Winter 2010)
  • Math 32A - Calculus of several variables (Spring 2010)
  • Math 61 - Introduction to discrete structures (Fall 2008)
  • Math 180 - Combinatorics (Spring 2009)

UCSD (2003-2008)

  • Math 10A - Differential and integral calculus (Winter 2007)

BYU (2001-2003)

  • Trigonometry (Fall 2001; Spring 2002; Fall 2002) (Lecture notes)
  • Calculus 1 (Spring 2003)
  • Calculus 2 (Summer 2002)