Mathematics is outrageously exciting and applicable and I enjoy revealing that outrageousness in a wide variety of courses. It’s personally important that my students learn to use mathematics as a go-to-tool for analyzing problems of all sorts and to love doing so. This year, I’m teaching multivariable calculus and a seminar on fractal geometry. My research tends to focus on real analysis and chaotic dynamical systems, which serve as my contribution to a department swirling with the interplay of mathematics, statistics and computer science. I’m excited about this coming June when St. Olaf will host the 39th International Summer Symposium in Real Analysis.
Bruce Hanson and I will be co-directing the conference.