current positions

Previous positions

  • Associate and Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Southwestern University, 2007-2018
  • Chair of the Curriculum Committee 2017-2018
  • Chair of the Enrollment and Retention Committee, 2015-2016
  • Science Advisor, NPR's Studio 360, Science and Creativity series, 2015-2016
  • Advisory board member, Art.Science.Gallery in Austin, TX, 2013-2016


  • currently teaching Fall 2018: Algebraic Structures, Linear Algebra, Explorations in Mathematics
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Recent community outreach and selected talks

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  • Jul 2018: Perspectives of a Mathematician Artist, Honors Summer Math Camp Colloquium for high school students, Texas State University
  • Apr 2018: How to Mathematically Immerse Yourself in Art, University Lecture Series, Texas State University
  • Apr 2018: When Artists Become Mathematicians, public lecture, Phi Beta Kappa (En)Lightning Talks Houston
  • Feb 2018: Learning station on hyperbolic crochet coral reefs, Hot Science, Cool Talks, Environmental Science Institute, UT Austin
  • July 2017: Fractals in Japanese Woodblock Prints, Academic Lecture Series, Japan America Society of Greater Austin
  • Jan 2017: The Mathematics of Sidewalk Illusions, TED-Ed Animation and Lesson
  • Dec 2016: Learning station on hyperbolic crochet: Fuzzy Math, Thinkery21 at the Thinkery, Austin, TX
  • Feb 2016: Learning session: Mathematics of perspective drawing, Operation Math Girls Conference for high school students, Sam Houston State University, TX
  • Dec 2014: Community workshop: Hyperbolic Crochet, Art.Science.Gallery, Austin, TX
  • Dec 2014, 2013: Community workshop: Mathematical Origami Ornaments, Art.Science.Gallery, Austin, TX



  • 2018: MAA Carl B. Allendoerfer Award for expository excellence of papers published in Mathematics Magazine in 2017
  • 2015: Dr. Lawrence Musgrove’s Visual Thinking for Engaged Learning grant, $500, funded by the Presidential Innovation Grants Initiative
  • 2012-2014: NSF-DUE Type I grant #1140113, $69,432, a two-year grant to write a textbook on Projective Geometry Applied to Perspective Art (together with co-PI Annalisa Crannell's portion, $73,344), National Science Foundation
    • One of 125 awards out of 1050 submitted proposals.
  • 2011: AIBL Small Grant, $4000, a grant to create an inquiry based learning math and art course, funded by the Educational Advancement Foundation
  • 2009: Faculty-Student Project Research Grant, $7590, a grant to do research with a student for his honors thesis for 8 weeks, Southwestern Univerisity
  • 2009: Brown Innovation in Teaching Award, $9000, a grant to research innovative pedagogy and organize a teaching workshop, Southwestern University
  • 2007: B.F. Bryant Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Vanderbilt University