Welcome to my website!
*This is my personal site, and is not affiliated with Tulsa Community College.
Undergraduate education, adult education, vortex dynamics
This is my personal website. As of right now, my vision for this site is to use it to share resources for precalculus, calculus, and differential equations, including notes, sample quizzes, video links, and ideas about teaching and my research with students, colleagues, and anyone else who is interested. I also hope to create and post videos demonstrating various methods.
I teach algebra, elementary statistics, calculus, and differential equations at Tulsa Community College, and I'm a doctoral student at the University of Tulsa. In my calculus and DE courses, I use standards based grading (also known as mastery grading), because I believe that SBG ties grades (what the students tend to be most concerned about) to evidence of learning.
I also envision creating content related to my research in vortex statics, the study of equilibrium configurations of point vortices in the complex plane. The polynomial method and algebraic geometry in projective space are often used to find (or count) these equilibrium configurations. I love studying vortex statics, because the problem connects polynomials, differential equations, complex analysis, and algebraic geometry, in an effort to describe solutions to an idealized problem in fluid mechanics. When I first understood how these pieces fit together, it gave me immense satisfaction. I felt wonder, curiosity, and joy. I'm still learning, and I still have a lot to learn. I hope to share rigorous, accessible, beautiful mathematics with the world (or at least, the part of the world that finds this interesting).
I occasionally make errors (both in my typing and in mathematics). My students know that when I create hundreds of quizzes per course, I occasionally make a mistake when writing my keys. If you see something, say something. ;) Don't hesitate to reach out. I hope to hear from you.