Some fairly recent activities …

  • Many years ago, I developed and first taught a seminar on gambling in society.  Over the past six years, following a 2018 Supreme Court decision, US states were allowed to greatly expand their gambling offerings.  It’s good to be teaching the interdisciplinary subject again, with a First-Year Seminar in the fall of 2023 and a course in Bonn, Germany, during the spring of 2024.
  • Check out Fort Sierpinski!  Huge thanks to Glen Whitney for generously offering his time, energy, and creativity as he led Lafayette faculty, staff, and students in building a 20-foot-high level-4 approximation of the Sierpinski tetrahedron.  Also, check out the Prison Math Project, where Glen is the Problem Warden.
  • I’ve helped several high school students (and their parents!) navigate the process of identifying and applying to colleges and universities that might be good fits for them.  Please reach out to me by email if you think I might be of assistance to you, too.
  • Exploring Mathematics: An Engaging Introduction to Proof, with John Meier, was published in 2017 by Cambridge University Press.  If you’re looking for an introduction to theoretical mathematics, give it a try!
  • I’ve been using 3D printing for hands-on activities in my in-person classes, especially in multivariable calculus.  Here are slides (18M), and a condensed version of the corresponding class assignment, from a presentation that I gave at a regional MAA meeting.
  • I’m engaged in some interesting research in fractal geometry with Ethan Berkove and several students, among other projects.  Here’s an aging draft of my CV.
  • Rest in play, JHC.  He was a great friend and mentor; I am so very lucky to have had the chance to work with him.
  • To my students during the pandemic … thank you.  Thank you for your flexibility, your curiosity, your patience, your perseverance, your honesty, and everything else that you brought to those challenging years.

Email (over on the right) is the best way to contact me.