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

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 continue to 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 have been a faculty supervisor of Oregon's Math Club since its inception.

Related Links

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

  • Introduction to Modular Forms (Math 68x)
    • Coming in 2021--2022 academic year

  • 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.


Some workshops I recently created...


2021 (Date TBD)

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


April 2021

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


October 2020

Whose Math Is It Anyway?, 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

Improv and Pedagogy

Graduate Mini-Courses