Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)
Professor - Mathematics & Actuarial Sciences, & Department Chair
Ph.D. University of Virginia, 1988.
B.S. Wake Forest University, 1982
Author of two books on mathematics: A Transition to Advanced Mathematics (Oxford University Press); and An Introduction to Statistical Inference (Mohican Press).
Outstanding Teacher of the Year 1991.
Outstanding Faculty Member 1990.
Phi Beta Kappa 1982.
Association Memberships (professional/educational)
American Mathematical Society.
Mathematics Association of America.
Has taught mathematics to undergraduates for more than 30 years.
Has developed and implemented numbers of new courses into the undergraduate curriculum, including: Integration Theory (which teaches the Lebesgue Integral to undergraduates); Foundations of Mathematics (which teaches how to prove mathematical theorems, much like an art course might teach how to paint); and Decision Making (which shows how many different disciplines -- such as mathematics, economics, ethics, and English literature -- can influence the way people make decisions).