teaching

My background skews heavily towards commutative algebraic methods. I have some familiarity with combinatorics but much more with geometry. My mathematical background is focused on pure math but my original training is in electrical engineering with a theoretical focus on systems and control, those most of my research was in robotics with implementations tested on humanoid robots. This background makes me capable of teaching many pure topics and some non-traditional applied topics in a math department (eg, algebraic methods in mathematical biology or topological data analysis). Courses that may be a particularly good fit for for me are those geared towards engineers. My electrical engineering training significantly overlaps with mechanical engineering and mechatronics training, so I am particularly well-suited to teach such students -- especially if their departments focus heavily on robotics. | Able to teach: - Engineering-specific courses - Calculus - Linear algebra - Real analysis - Abstract Algebra - Topology - Graduate real analysis/ Measure theory - Graduate algebra - Functional analysis - Algebraic topology - Commutative algebra - Algebraic geometry - Combinatorial commutative algebra - Topological data analysis - Algebraic, combinatorial, and geometric methods in mathematical biology - . . . |

Certificates and Awards

- L.P. & Barbara Smith
**Award for Teaching Excellence**, Duke Mathematics Department 2016 **Certificate in College Teaching**, Duke Graduate School (expected 2019)

Courses Taught (as

**Instructor of Record**, Duke)- Math 111L Calculus 1 (differentiation and beginnings of integration); Spring 2016
- Math 111L Calculus 1 (differentiation and beginnings of integration); Fall 2014

Duties

- Assigning all (including final) grades
- Planning/writing and giving all lectures
- Writing and grading midterms and quizzes
- Managing one grader and two teaching assistants
- Office hours
- Designing course policies
- Since these were both block courses, there was a course coordinator who determined the topics for the course.
- Attending weekly meetings with course coordinate and other instructors.
- Grading part of the block final.

Courses Assisted (as teaching assistant, at University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences)

- ESE 412 Applied Dynamical Systems; instructor Rob Ghrist; Fall 2012

Coursework (at Duke)

- Math 771: Graduate Teaching Seminar
- GS 760: College Teaching and
**Visual Communication** - GS 767: College Teaching,
**Diverse Learners**and Contentious Issues

Teaching Observations

- Have been observed by and received feedback from Math Professors of the Practice (2 times)
- Have been observed by and received feedback from graduate students instructors from other departments (2 times)
- Have observed and given feedback to graduate students instructors from other departments (2 times)

Diversity-related Training

- Main focus of coursework in GS 767: College Teaching, Diverse Learners and Contentious Issues
- Part of coursework in Math 771: Graduate Teaching Seminar
- Attended Duke Responsible Conduct in Research Forum: Implicit Bias (2 hour workshop). January 2015.

Service

- Graduate student member of Duke Calculus Committee, 2016-present