Experience (College-Level Instruction and Industrial Consulting)
College of Southern Idaho
Employed by the Math, Engineering and Computer Science Dept as an Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor and Dept Academic Advisor from the academic year of 2002-03 to the present. Taught courses titled Intermediate Algebra, Intermediate Algebra (online), Math in Modern Society, Finite Math, College Algebra, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Brief Calculus, Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Introduction to Linear Algebra, Introductory Statistics and Math for Elementary Teachers 2.
Employed by the Academic Development Center as an Instructor for the spring term of 2001 and the academic year of 2001-02. Taught courses titled Math Concepts, Beginning Algebra and Beginning Algebra (computer mediated).
The University of Montana
Employed by the Dept of Mathematical Sciences as an Adjunct Instructor for both summer 2000 sessions and the fall term of 2000. Taught courses titled Intermediate Algebra, Contemporary Mathematics, and Probability and Linear Mathematics.
The International Heart Institute of Montana
Performed multivariate analysis of the aortic valve complex using digital sonomicrometry. Study focused on the valve's mechanics. Analysis performed included exploratory, regression, residual, assessment of model fits and prediction. (Master of Arts Thesis)
Montana Optometric Association
Analyzed results of multiple survey study of Montana optometrists and their practice. Project goals included auditing instrument and equipment availability, examining patient satisfaction survey results and overseeing product quality assessment studies. Statistical techniques for processing survey data performed.
Montana Dept of Transportation
Executed regression of soil characteristic data to predict soil resistance for identification of potential sites for future road construction. Analysis of data at various stages of regression project included exploratory data analysis, model fitting, cross validation and report summaries.
Access Ability Award – “Empowering Individuals to Access Abilities,” Awarded by the College of Southern Idaho’s Student Disability Services in recognition of dedication and excellence toward expanding the knowledge of students with disabilities, 2000-01 and 2004-05. (two time recipient)
WOW (From John Hughes), Recognition for thorough and timely responses to the Idaho House of Representatives Education Committee’s query on math instruction in elementary schools, PACE WOW Program, February 2, 2007.
WOW (From Kathy Stover), Recognition for helping research textbooks, review other colleges’ course descriptions, define curriculum, develop outcomes and write a syllabus for Finite Math, a new course in the Math, Engineering and Computer Science Dept., PACE WOW Program, February 23, 2007.
WOW (From Kathy Stover), Recognition for helping with the Math, Engineering and Computer Science booth at the CSI Career Fair, PACE WOW Program, April 30, 2007.
“Aortic and pulmonary root: are their dynamics similar?” European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 2002, volume 21, pages 268-275. (co-author)
“A four-dimensional study of the aortic root dynamics,” European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 2002, volume 22, pages 497-503. (co-author)
'Dynamic balance of the aortomitral junction,' Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, May 2002, volume 123, issue 5, pages 911-918. (co-author)
“Aortic Root Dynamics are Asymmetric,” The Journal of Heart Valve Disease, March 2005, volume 14, number 2, pages 400-407. (co-author)
Presentations and Grants
“Data Analysis of the Aortic Valve Complex Measured by Digital Sonomicrometry,” Montana Academy of Sciences, Annual Conference, Missoula, Montana, April 29, 2000. (presenter)
“Data Analysis of the Aortic Valve Complex Measured by Digital Sonomicrometry,” Dept of Mathematical Sciences, Colloquium Series, The University of Montana, September 28, 2000. (presenter)
“Careers Opportunities for Math People,” Math, Engineering and Computer Science Dept, Colloquium Series, College of Southern Idaho, November 20, 2002. (presenter)
'Statistics, Normal Distributions and Baseball,' Math, Engineering and Computer Science Dept, Colloquium Series, College of Southern Idaho, March 16, 2004. (presenter)
Building Middle School Mathematics Success in Minidoka and Cassia Counties, Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant, Idaho Dept of Education, 2004 – 2009. (presenter/instructional coach)
Building Middle School Mathematics Success in Twin Falls County, Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant, Idaho Dept of Education, 2004 – 2005. (presenter/observer)
“Statistics & Statistical Careers,” Math, Engineering and Computer Science Dept, Colloquium Series, College of Southern Idaho, March 8, 2005. (presenter)
American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, 27th Annual National Conference, Toronto, Ontario, November 15-18, 2001. (attendee)
American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, 31st Annual National Conference, San Diego, California, November 10-13, 2005. (attendee/Idaho Delegate)
Northwest Region's Representative on AMATYC's Mathematics for AAS Programs Committee. (appointed spring 2008)
American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, 36th Annual National Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, November 11-14, 2010. (attendee/Idaho Delegate)
College Board (ACCUPLACER) and Idaho State Department of Education Standards Review, Boise, Idaho, May 15-19, 2012. (consultant)
Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program (faculty representative since 2013)
Mathematics All Around, Pirnot, Thomas L., 2nd Edition, Pearson Education, Inc., 2004. (reviewer)
College Algebra, Young, Cynthia Y., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006. (reviewer)
Intermediate Algebra, An Applied Approach, Aufmann, Richard N. and Joanne S. Lockwood, Brooks/Cole CENGAGE Learning, 2011. (reviewer)