MY CV

This is an abridged version of my CV. My full CV can be made available by request.

Education


  • PhD
  • MS
  • BS
  •                                        
  • 2008
  • 2005
  • 2003



  • Positions


    Iowa State University

  • Scott Hanna Faculty Fellow
  • Director of Diversity (Department of Mathematics)
  • Associate Professor
  • Director of Postbaccalaureate Certificate
  • Assistant Professor
  • Alliance Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Postdoc
  •                                              
  • 2019-Pres
  • 2019-Pres
  • 2018-Pres
  • 2018-Pres
  • 2014-2018
  • 2011-2014
  • 2010-2011

  • Carnegie Mellon University

  • Adjunct Professor
  •                                                
  • 2015-Pres

  • Smith College

  • Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
  •                                          
  • 2008-2010



  • Research Interests


    In general, my research interests are in Discrete Mathematics, specifically Graph Theory, Combinatorics, and applications to Combinatorial Matrix Theory. Most of my current research is in rainbow (anti-Ramsey) problems and zero forcing problems. I am also interested in the related Turán, Ramsey, and domination theory.

    While not my main areas of research, I also have an affinty for problems in probabilistic and combinatorial game theory, as well as combinatorial problems in algebra and number theory.

    I also have recently started to take on projects in math education. I have mostly been involved in projects that revolve about equity, inclusion, and race in mathematics culture and classrooms.

    MY Publications.


    Service


  • State of Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council, appointed by the Governor of the State of Iowa
  • Park City Mathematics Institute Diversity Committee
  • National Association of Mathematicians Majority Institution Board Member
  • Graduate Council of Iowa State University
  • Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Human Resources Advisory Committee
  • State of Iowa North Central STEM Advisory Board, appointed by the Governor of the State of Iowa
  • State of Iowa STEM Equity Group
  • American Institute of Mathematics Human Resources Advisory Committee
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Awards Committee
  • Graduate Committee (Department of Mathematics - Iowa State)
  • Editor for National Association of Mathematicians Newsletter



  • Graduate Students


    PhD

  • Elizabeth Sprangel
  • Juergen Kritschgau
  • Joe Alameda (co-advisor Steve Butler)
  • Adam Blumenthal (co-advisor Bernard Lidický)
  • Alex Schulte
  • Emelie Curl
  • Michael Dairyko (co-advisor Leslie Hogben)
  • 2022 (expected)
  • 2021 (expected)
  • 2021 (expected)
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2019
  • 2018



  • Westminster College (PA)
  • Department of Defense
  • Christopher Newport University
  • Milwaukee Brewers



  • Assitant Professor
  • Mathematician
  • Lecturer
  • Data Analyst
  • MS

  • Alex Schulte
  • Kelsey Uherka
  •  
  • 2016
  • 2013