• Introduction to Mathematical Methods of Cryptography (Math 458) ​

  • Columbia University's Science Honors Program 
    • During the 2008--2009 academic year, I designed and taught a number theory course in this enrichment program for high school students.  Some of the exercises I assigned in my undergraduate Math and the Creative Process in 2020 were adapted from ones I created for this program.  Please email me if you would like samples of the course materials.


Improv and Pedagogy

Ducks hiding in the library during the Math 458 Cryptography Scavenger Hunt

Graduate Mini-Courses

I enjoy engaging with students of all levels.  Here are highlights and resources from some courses, as well as links to related activities.  Please get in touch if you would like further information.

  • Distinguished Lectures for Students.  Lectures by mathematicians for undergraduates (and anyone else who wants to have fun learning math), a series I started in 2015 and currently organize.

  • Letters to a Pre-Scientist.  A penpal program in which I corresponded with a fifth grader in 2019--2020.  The program aims to "facilitate one-on-one connections to humanize STEM professionals, demystify STEM career pathways, and inspire all students to explore a future in STEM."

  • Math Club.  I was a faculty supervisor of Oregon's Math Club from 2018 to 2022.

Some workshops I recently created...


November 2022

Whose Class Is It Anyway? Improv as a Tool for Teaching and Learning, Faculty Learning Community of the National Institute on Scientific Teaching, online


May 2022

Yes And! Improvisation as a Tool for Enhancing Teaching and Learning (joint with H. Barnes), Teaching Engagement Program, University of Oregon


Improv for STEM Communication, guest workshop in the Scientific and Technical Writing course, University of Oregon English/Composition Department


April 2021

Whose Math Is It Anyway?, Math Monday, St. Mary's College of California


October 2020

Whose Math Is It Anyway?, Colloquium, Bowling Green State University


August 2020

Engaging Students and Building Community in Remote Classes, University of Idaho


March 2019 and 2020

Session on applying principles of improvisation in the classroom, for masters in teaching students in EDST 624 (Methods: Scientific Problem Solving), School of Education, University of Oregon

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