Matthew DeLong

Faculty & Staff

                     

Dr. Matt DeLong

Mathematics Department

 

     
     

Professor of Mathematics

Office Location: Euler 123
Phone: (765) 998-5506
Email: mtdelong@tayloru.edu

Specialties: Knot Theory research, scholarship of teaching and learning college mathematics, professional development of college faculty members, connections between mathematics and music, mathematics and aesthetics

 

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Matthew DeLong

Taylor University
Upland, IN 46989
(765) 998-5506
mtdelong@taylor.edu

521 S. Eighth St.
Upland, IN 46989
(765) 998-2245
delong5@sbcglobal.net

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, May 1998. 
Dissertation Title:  “Relating elliptic curves to 3-ranks of quadratic number fields,” Advisor: J.S. Milne

M.S., Mathematics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, May 1996

B.A., Mathematics, Economics, and Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, June 1993.  Graduated with distinction and departmental honors.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Professor, Taylor University, 1998-present (Assistant Professor 1998-2003, Associate Professor 2003-2008, Tenured 2005)

Teach a variety of courses, advise students, supervise the math team, direct undergraduate research, and participate in other areas of service.  Courses taught include Problem Solving, Advanced Problem Solving, Intro to Functions and Calculus, Functions and Calculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, Advanced Calculus, Differential Equations, Real Analysis, Galois Theory, Mathematics Seminar, Investigations in Mathematics, Topology, Abstract Algebra, Chaos & Fractals, Ways of Knowing and Foundations of Christian Thought Discussion Section. 

 

Visiting Associate Professor and Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan, 2005-2006

Coordinated 25 sections of Calculus II. Taught one of the sections.  Trained novice instructors. Duties included assisting in the planning and implementation of professional development week, preparation of the course syllabus, writing common exams, and observing instructors.  Did research and scholarship on teaching and learning.  Taught one section of Modern Algebra.

 

Adjunct Instructor, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2001

Taught Modern Abstract Algebra.

 

Adjunct Instructor, University of Michigan, 1998

Taught Introduction to Differential Equations.

 

Course Coordinator and Instructor Trainer, University of Michigan, 1997—1998

Coordinated ten sections of precalculus. Taught one of the sections.  Trained novice instructors. Duties included assisting in the planning and implementation of professional development week, preparation of the course syllabus and lesson plans, holding weekly staff meetings, and observing instructors.

 

Graduate Student Instructor, University of Michigan, 1994—1996

Taught first and second semester calculus. 

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

Mathematical Association of America Indiana Section Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics, 2010

Taylor University School of Natural and Applied Sciences Teaching Excellence Award, 2009

People-to-People Mathematics Education Delegate to China, 2009

Brigham Young University Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics Mini-Grant, 2009-2010

Taylor University Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence Fellow, 2007-2010

Taylor University Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence Mini-Grant Award, Critical Thinking and Reading Engagement In Mathematics, 2008

Taylor University Educational Technology Center Mini-Grant Award, DyKnow Vision for Differential Equations, 2007

Taylor University Center for Research and Innovation Step Grant, Investigations in Knot Theory, 2006-2008

Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member, 2005

Indiana Council of Teacher’s of Mathematics Mini-grant (with Gary Wells) for the East Allen County Schools’ Gifted and Talented Program and Taylor Mathematics Department Intervention Project, 2004-2005

Taylor University Fund for Faculty Scholarship Grant, 2004

Project NExT Fellow, 1999—2000

Project NExT-IN Fellow, 1998—1999

Rackham Pedagogy Award, University of Michigan, 1998

Department of Education National Needs Fellow, University of Michigan, 1993—1994 and 1996—1997

 

BOOKS

Learning to Teach and Teaching to Learn Mathematics:  Resources for Professional Development with Dale Winter, MAA Notes Series, Number 57 (2001).

 

ARTICLES IN REFEREED JOURNALS

“Lesson Planning Practices of Mathematics Teaching Assistants:  Procedures and Resources” with Joe Wesley and Dale Winter, Studies in Graduate and Professional Student Development, Volume 12, (Fall 2009), pp. 97-110.

“(College Math Majors) + (Gifted and Talented Fifth Graders) = Math + Mentoring + Fun” with Gary Wells, Indiana Mathematics Teacher, Volume 20, Number 1 (Spring/Summer 2006), pp. 14-17.

“Mental Maps and Learning Objectives:  The FAST-SLO Algorithm for Creating Student Learning Objectives” with Dale Winter and Carolyn Yackel, PRIMUS, Volume XV, Number 4 (December 2005), pp. 307-338.

“Student Learning Objectives and Mathematics Teaching” with Dale Winter and Carolyn Yackel, PRIMUS, Volume XV, Number 3 (September 2005), pp. 226—258.

“Using Elliptic Curves to Produce Quadratic Number Fields of High Three Rank,” Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics, Volume 34, Number 2 (Summer 2004), pp. 599-618.

“Management, Motivation and Student-Centered Instruction II:  Applications,” with Dale Winter and Carolyn Yackel, PRIMUS, Volume XIII, Number 3 (September 2003), pp. 223—247.

“Management, Motivation and Student-Centered Instruction I:  Analytical Framework,” with Dale Winter and Carolyn Yackel, PRIMUS, Volume XIII, Number 2 (June 2003), pp. 97—123.

“The Dimension of the Selmer Group of a Rational 3-Isogeny,” Acta Arithmetica, Volume 105, Number 2 (October 2002), pp. 119—131.

“An Objective Approach to Student-Centered Instruction” with Dale Winter, PRIMUS, Volume XI, Number 1 (March 2001), pp. 27—52.

“Addressing Difficulties with Student-Centered Instruction” with Dale Winter, PRIMUS, Volume VIII, Number 4 (December 1998), pp. 340—364.

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

“Beauty,” Chapter 7 in Mathematics Through the Eyes of Faith, Bradley and Howell Eds., Harper One (2011).

Review of Todd Ream and Percy Glanzer’s Christian Faith and Scholarship:  An Exploration of Contemporary Developments, with Beulah Baker, Emily Hunt, Heidi Johnston, William Ringenberg and Derek Rosenberger. Christian Scholars Review, Volume XXXIX, Number 1 (Fall 2009), pp. 141-144.

“The Study of Science as a Logical Imperative of Taylor’s Mission,” Taylor Magazine, Volume 100, Number 1 (Winter 2008), pp. 14-15.

“Making Beautiful Music in the Mathematics Classroom,” INMAA Online, http://www.rose-hulman.edu/INMAA/Newsletters/columns.html.  Posted January 2006.

“Directly You'll be Directed in the Right Direction:  Using Student Learning Objectives in Mathematics” with Dale Winter, Mathematical Association of America Online Innovative Teaching Exchange, http://www.maa.org/t_and_l/exchange/ite10/DeLongWinter.html.  Posted March 2005.

“Online Reading Quizzes,” in It Works for Me, Online, Blythe and Sweet Eds, New Forums Press (2004).

“Chaos and Fractals:  A Mathematical Study of Infinite Complexity,” with Dale Winter, course notes for Taylor University MAT170, Summer 2004.

“An Interdisciplinary Educational Issues Seminar Emanating From the Mathematics Department,” with Jeremy Case, FOCUS, Volume 21, Number 8 (November 2001), pp. 10—11.

 

SUBMITTED

“Colorability and Determinants of  Twisted Torus Knots for ” with Matthew Russell and Jonathan Schrock (submitted December 2008)

 

IN PREPARATION

“The number of p-coloring classes of k-strand Pretzel Knots” with Matthew Russell and Jonathan Schrock (in preparation)

“Objecting to Objectives” with Carolyn Yackel (in preparation)

“Do College Students Know Calculus Better Than a Dog?” with Dale Winter (in preparation)

“Effects of Elaborate Contextual Information in Group Homework” with Dale Winter (in preparation)

“Review of Research on Contexts for Mathematics Learning” with Dale Winter (in preparation) 

 

STUDENT PAPERS SUPERVISED

“A Classification of Alpha-Almost Squares” by Bobbe Cooper, Mathematics Magazine, Volume 82, Number 2 (April 2009), pp. 140-146.

 “Farmer Ted Goes 3D” by Shawn Alspaugh, Mathematics Magazine, Volume 78, Number 3 (June 2005), pp. 192-204.

 

POSTERS 

“Do College Students Know Calculus Better Than a Dog?  Students' Intuitive and Formal Solutions of Calculus Optimization Problems” with Dale Winter—Taylor University Week of Celebrating Scholarship and Inquiry Faculty Research Fair, February 2007

“∫Faith d(Learning) in Investigations in Mathematics”—Taylor University’s Faith and Learning Integration Poster Contest, March 2004

 

PUBLISHED PROBLEM SOLUTIONS

Solution to Problem 4971 of School Science and Mathematics, Volume 107, Number 7 (November 2007), http://ssmj.tamu.edu/problems/November-2007.pdf. 

Solution to Problem 4976 of School Science and Mathematics, Volume 107, Number 8 (December 2007), http://ssmj.tamu.edu/problems/December-2007.pdf. 

Solution to Problem 5019 of School Science and Mathematics, Volume 108, Number 7 (November 2008), http://ssmj.tamu.edu/problems/November-2008.pdf. 

 

PRESENTATIONS AND INVITED TALKS

“Mathematics Through the Eyes of Faith” panel member—Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences Biennial Conference, June 2011

“Low-cost, Low-effort, Grassroots Approaches to Improving Teaching”—invited lecture at Malone University, April 2011

“Evidence-Based Mentoring: Developing and Evaluating a New Faculty Mentoring Program,” with Faye Chechowich—Lilly National Conference on College Teaching, November 2010

“Gateway to a Learner-Centered Campus: Faculty-Administration Collaboration,” with Faye Chechowich—POD Network Annual Conference, November 2010

“An Introduction to Elliptic Curves”—invited lecture at Indiana Wesleyan University, October 2010

“Infinite Inspiration:  The Life and Mathematics of Georg Cantor”—invited lecture at the Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics State Mathematics Contest Award Ceremony, June 2010

“Maximizing Your Impact in Quantitative Classes”—student workshop at Carnegie Mellon University-Qatar, May 2010”

“Why Knot?  An Introduction to the Mathematical Theory of Knots”—invited lecture at Carnegie Mellon University-Qatar, May 2010

“To Infinity and Beyond!  An Introduction to Cantor’s Theory of Infinite Sets”—invited lecture at Carnegie Mellon University-Qatar, May 2010

“Beauty in Mathematics and Music”—invited lecture at Carnegie Mellon University-Qatar, May 2010

“Excellence in Learning Support:  Developing Fresh Ideas for Overcoming Obstacles”—faculty and staff workshop at Carnegie Mellon University-Qatar, May 2010

“Incorporating undergraduate research into your personal research track” panel member—Mathematical Association of America Indiana Section Spring Meeting, April 2010

“Making Beautiful Music in the Mathematics Classroom”—Taylor University School of Natural and Applied Sciences Teaching Excellence Award Presentation, February 2010

“Creating a Learner-Centered Campus Climate: A Faculty-Administration Dialogue” with Faye Chechowich— Lilly National Conference on College Teaching, November 2009

“Using DyKnow Vision to Facilitate Active Learning” —Independent Colleges of Indiana Instructional Technology Summit, August, 2009

“Knot Colorability:  Undergraduate Research using Crayons, Computers and Linear Algebra”— Invited Paper Session on Open and Accessible Problems in Knot Theory at Mathfest, August 2009

“Colorability of Twisted Torus Knots”—The Undergraduate Knot Theory Conference, July 2009

“Activities for Maintaining Student Focus in the College Classroom”—Taylor University Center for Teaching Excellence Workshop, March 2009

“Student Workshop on Knot Theory”—Mathematical Association of America Indiana Section Meeting, March 2009

p-Colorability of Twisted Torus Knots:  Undergraduate Research using Crayons, Computers and Linear Algebra”—Wabash College Mathematics Colloquium, January 2009

“Students' Mental Models and Success on a Calculus Word Problem” with Dale Winter— Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 2009

“Starting and Sustaining Effective, Low-Effort, Grass-Roots, Professional Teaching Development on Your Campus”— Lilly National Conference on College Teaching, November 2008

“Groups” with the CTLE Players—Taylor University Colleagues’ College, August 2008

“Best Practices for Refocusing Attention During Lecture”—Taylor University Colleagues’ College, August 2008

“Best Practices for Solving Common Teaching Problems” with Todd Zakrajsek—Taylor University Colleagues’ College, August 2008

“Activities for Maintaining Student Focus in the College Classroom” with Dale Winter—Ivy Tech Community College East Central Region Adjunct Faculty Conference, April 2008

“Cooperative Learning In College Mathematics” with Dale Winter—Ivy Tech Community College East Central Region Adjunct Faculty Conference, April 2008

“Using DyKnow Vision and Tablet PCs to Facilitate Active Learning in Calculus”—Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 2008

“How Many Crayons Does it Take to Color a Knot on a Two-Holed Doughnut?” with Matthew Russell and Jonathan Schrock—Taylor University Mathematics Sanctioned Event, November 2007

“How Many Crayons Does it Take to Color a Knot on a Two-Holed Doughnut?”—Franklin College Mathematics Colloquium, September 2007

“K-12 Mathematics Education” panel member—Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences Biennial Conference, June 2007

“Lesson Planning Practices of Graduate Student Instructors in Mathematics:  Procedures, Resources and Planning Time” with Dale Winter—Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, February 2007

“Students' Intuitive and Formal Solutions of Calculus Optimization Problems” with Dale Winter— Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 2007

“Using Blackboard and a Tablet PC to Support Active Learning and Prompt Feedback”— Lilly National Conference on College Teaching, November 2006

“Making Beautiful Music in the Mathematics Classroom”—American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges Annual Conference, November 2006

“Using Blackboard and a Tablet PC to Support Active Learning and Prompt Feedback”—Taylor University Technology for Teaching Conference, August, 2006

“Using Blackboard and a Tablet PC to Support Active Learning and Prompt Feedback”—Independent Colleges of Indiana Instructional Technology Summit, August, 2006

“Farmer Ted Goes Natural and Other Integral Variations:  The Tale of a Good Undergraduate Research Problem”—Michigan Section Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, May 2006

“Effects of Elaborate Contextual Information in Group Homework” with Dale Winter—Michigan Section Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, May 2006

“Working at a Christian College vs. Working at a Secular State University”—University of Michigan Graduate Christian Fellowship, April 2006

“Making Beautiful Music in the Mathematics Classroom”—Indiana Section Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, March 2006

“Beautiful Equations”—Guest lecture in THE QUESTION OF GOD: Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis, Knox Presbyterian Church, Ann Arbor, MI, January 2006

“Effects of Elaborate Contextual Information in Group Homework” with Dale Winter—Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 2006

“Elliptic Curves:  From Taxi-Cabs to String Theory and Internet Security”—The University of Michigan Undergraduate Math Club Seminar, December 2005

 “Enhancing Learning with Emotional Arousal” with Dale Winter—Lilly National Conference on College Teaching, November 2005

“Cooperative Learning Techniques” with Dale Winter—The University of Michigan Mathematics Department Professional Development Program, August 2005

“Creating Effective Writing Assignments” with Barbara Bird—Taylor University Center for Teaching Excellence Workshop, August 2005

“Making Beautiful Music in the Mathematics Classroom”—Alder Award Winners Presentation at Mathfest, August 2005

“Elliptic Curves:  From Taxi-Cabs to String Theory and Internet Security”—Hope College Department of Mathematics Colloquium, April 2005

“Sharing Our Teaching Biographies” with Mark Colgan—Fort Wayne Teaching Conference, February 2005

“Can emotions enhance the cognitive outcomes of learning?” with Dale Winter—The University of Michigan Mathematics Department Seminar on Teaching Mathematics, January 2005

“Teaching and assessing introductory mathematics with explicit student learning objectives” with Dale Winter—Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 2005

“Using Emotions to Enhance the Cognitive Outcomes of Learning” with Dale Winter—Lilly National Conference on College Teaching, November 2004

“The Mathematics of Elections”—Taylor University Honors Seminar on the Election, October 2004

“The FAST-SLO Algorithm for Lesson Planning” with Dale Winter—Taylor University Center for Teaching Excellence Workshop, September 2004

“The FAST-SLO Algorithm for Lesson Planning” with Dale Winter and Carolyn Yackel—Mathematical Association of America Indiana Section Meeting, March 2004

“Using Concept Maps to Formulate Learning Objectives for Instructional Planning” with Dale Winter and Carolyn Yackel—Lilly National Conference on College Teaching, November 2003

“Elliptic Curves”—Miami University Department of Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium, November 2003

“Active Learning” with Jan Pletcher—Taylor University Colleagues’ College, August 2003

“Writing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy” with Mark Colgan, Jeff Cramer, Angie Macomber, and Billie Manor—Taylor University Colleagues’ College, August 2003

“MALA:  A Framework for Classroom Management”—Lilly National Conference on College Teaching, November 2002

“Elliptic Curves”—Grand Valley State University REU, August 2002

“Beauty in Mathematics and Music”—Cedarville College, October 2001

“Starting and Sustaining Educational Issues Seminars”—Madison Mathfest, August 2001

“Beauty in Mathematics and Music”—Ball State Mathematics Contest, April 2001

“Beauty in Mathematics and Music”—Calvin College Undergraduate Mathematics Colloquium, March 2001

“The Science Division Educational Issues Seminar” with Ken Kiers—Taylor University Faculty Workshop, October 2000

“Activities for Faith-Learning Integration in High School Mathematics” with Jeremy Case—ACSI Midwest Conference, October 2000

“Privacy, Security, and Integrity” with Jeremy Case—Taylor University E-commerce class, March 2000

“Beauty in Mathematics and Music”—Taylor University Math/Music Colloquy, February 2000

“Elliptic Curves and Cryptography”—Taylor University Science Seminar, October 1999

“The Group Law on Elliptic Curves”—Ball State University Undergraduate Colloquium, September 1999

“Taxicabs and Elliptic Curves”—Taylor University Mathematics Seminar, March 1999

“Elliptic Curves and Three-ranks of Quadratic Fields, II”-University of Michigan Student Number Theory Seminar, March 1998

“Quadratic Forms and Ideals in Quadratic Fields”-University of Michigan Student Number Theory Seminar, September 1997

“On Sets of Primes Satisfying a Divisibility Condition”-University of Michigan Student Number Theory Seminar, January 1997

“Elliptic Curves and Three-Ranks of Quadratic Fields”-University of Michigan Student Number Theory Seminar, October 1996

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

MAA Mini Course:  Getting Mathematics Majors to Think Outside the Book:  Course Activities that Promote Exploration, Discovery, Conjecture and Proof, January 2011

MAA Mini Course:  Geometry and Algebra in Mathematical Music Theory, January 2011

Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics Faculty Development Workshop, Heber City, UT, August 2009

ACMS Writing Workshop, May 2009

MAA Mini Course:  Educating About the State of the Planet and Sustainability While Enhancing Calculus, January 2009

POD Workshop for New Faculty Developers, October 2008

Taylor University Teaching Squares participant, Fall 2006, Spring 2007 and Spring 2008

The Institute for Advanced Study’s Park City Mathematics Institute Knot Theory Workshop for Undergraduate Faculty, June and July 2006

The University of Michigan Center for Statistical Consultation and Research Workshop:  Issues in Analysis of Complex Sample Survey Data, September 2005

Taylor University Faculty Course:  The Integration of Faith and Learning, Fall 2004

MAA Mini Course:  Infusing Connections into Core Courses for Future Secondary Teachers, January 2003

MAA Mini Course:  A Modern Approach to Differential Equations, August 2002

Taylor University Foundations of Christian Thought Discussion Leader Faculty Course, Fall 2001

Project NExT workshops, August 1999 and January 2000

Taylor University Faculty Course:  Associating Scripture with the Academic Disciplines, Fall 1999

Midwest Algebraic Geometry in Cryptography Workshop-University of Illinois, November 1999

Project NExT-IN workshops, October 1998

Cooperative Learning in Undergraduate Mathematics Education—Online, June 1997

 

CONFERENCES ATTENDED

Association of Christians in the Mathematics Sciences Biennial Conference, Santa Barbara, CA, June 2011

Mathematical Association of America Indiana Section Meeting, Marion, IN, April 2011

Joint Mathematics Meetings, New Orleans, LA, January 2011

Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Oxford, OH, November 2010

POD Network Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, November 2010

Mathematical Association of America Indiana Section Meeting, Franklin, IN, April 2010

Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics Spring Conference, Provo, UT, March 2010

Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Francisco, CA, January 2010

Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Oxford, OH, November 2009

Mathfest, Portland, OR, August 2009

The Undergraduate Knot Theory Conference, Granville, OH, July 2009

Association of Christians in the Mathematics Sciences Biennial Conference, Wheaton, IL, May 2009

Mathematical Association of America Indiana Section Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, March 2009

Joint Mathematics Meetings, Washington, DC, January 2009

Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Oxford, OH, November 2008

POD Network Annual Conference, Reno, NV, October 2008

Ivy Tech Community College East Central Region Adjunct Faculty Conference, Marion, IN, April 2008

Mathematical Association of America Indiana Section Meeting, Notre Dame, IN, March 2008

Wiley Faculty Network Workshop:  Measuring Learning in Mathematics, San Antonio, TX, March 2008

Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego, CA, January 2008

Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Oxford, OH, November 2007

Pennsylvania State University Conference on Undergraduate Research in Mathematics, University Park, PA, November 2007

Association of Christians in the Mathematics Sciences Biennial Conference, Grantham, PA, June 2007

Mathematical Association of America Indiana Section Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, March 2007

Joint Mathematics Meetings, New Orleans, LA, January 2007

Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Oxford, OH, November 2006

American Mathematical Association of Two-Year College Annual Conference, November 2006

Mathematical Association of America Indiana Section Meeting, Valparaiso, IN, October 2006

Taylor University Technology for Teaching Conference, August, 2006

Independent Colleges of Indiana Instructional Technology Summit, August, 2006

Mathematical Association of America Michigan Section Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI, May 2006

Mathematical Association of America Indiana Section Meeting, Upland, IN, March 2006

Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Oxford, OH, November 2005

Mathfest, Albuquerque, NM, August 2005

Association of Christians in the Mathematics Sciences Biennial Conference, Huntington, IN, June 2005

Fort Wayne Teaching Conference, Fort Wayne, IN, February 2005

Joint Mathematics Meetings, Atlanta, GA, January 2005

Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Oxford, OH, November 2004

The Inaugural Meeting of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Bloomington, IN, October 2004

Mathematical Association of America Indiana Section Meeting, Terre Haute, IN, March 2004

Joint Mathematics Meetings, Phoenix, AZ, January 2004

Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Oxford, OH, November 2003

Mathematical Association of America Indiana Section Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, March 2003

Joint Mathematics Meetings, Baltimore, MD, January 2003

Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Oxford, OH, November 2002

Mathfest, Burlington, VT, August 2002

Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, Terre Haute, IN, March 2002

Mathematical Association of America Indiana Section Meeting, Anderson, IN, March 2002

Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Oxford, OH, November 2001

Mathfest, Madison, WI, August 2001

Association of Christians in the Mathematics Sciences Biennial Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, June 2001

Mathematical Association of America Indiana Section Meeting, Evansville, IN, October 2000

Association of Christian Schools International Midwest Conference, October 2000

Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, Terre Haute, IN, March 2000

Joint Mathematics Meetings, Washington, DC, January 2000

Mathfest, Providence, RI, July 1999

Association of Christians in the Mathematics Sciences Biennial Conference, Boston, MA, May 1999

Mathematical Association of America Indiana Section Meeting, South Bend, IN, October 1998

Association of Christians in the Mathematics Sciences Biennial Conference, Wheaton, IL, May 1997

Mathfest, Seattle, WA, August 1996

 

SERVICE TO TAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Member:  First Year Experience Committee, 2011

Poster judge:  Taylor Student Poster Contest, 2010

Member:  Honors Program Faculty Advisory Committee, 2010-present

Member:  Communication Arts Department Critics Circle, 2009-2010

Mentor:  Center for Teaching Excellence New Faculty Mentoring Program, 2007-2008, 2009-2010

Math department secretary, 2006-2010

Panelist:  New Faculty Orientation, 2004, 2006-2009

Panelist:  New Faculty Integration Class, 2009, 2011

Co-founder and co-coordinator of the Taylor Mathematics Department—East Allen County School Gifted and Talented Program Intervention Partnership, 2004-present

Committee member: Taylor University Colleagues’ College Planning Committee, 2003 and 2008 (chair 2008)

Co-leader :  Taylor World Outreach Short-term Missions Trip to Haiti, 2011

Co-leader :  Taylor World Outreach Short-term Missions Trip to Sri Lanka, 2006

Committee member: Taylor University Community Life Committee, 2002-2003

Committee member: Taylor University Science Division Social Committee, 2001-2002

Coach: Mathematics Contest Team, Taylor University, 1998-present

Founder and co-coordinator: Science of Natural and Applied Sciences Educational Issues Seminar, Taylor University, 1998-present

Leader:  Foundations of Christian Thought Discussion Section, 2001 and 2003

Instructor:  Summer Honors Program, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007-2011

Instructor:  Taylor Summer Academy, 2011

Founder and coordinator:  Math Department Grader/Tutor Training, 1999-present

Co-administrator:  Math Department Sophomore Exam, 1999-2006

Administrator:  Math Department Calculus III Placement Test, 1998-present

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Committee member: Indiana Section of the Mathematical Association of America Distinguished Teaching Award Selection Committee, 2011-2012

Educational Consultant for Carnegie Mellon University-Qatar’s Student Learning Center, 2010

Project NExT Application Reader, 2010

Mathematics Program Co-Reviewer:  Ohio Northern University, 2011

Mathematics Program Co-Reviewer:  Malone University, 2010

Poster judge:  Joint Mathematics Meetings Undergraduate Research Poster Contest, 2010

Committee member: Mathematical Association of America Committee on the Alder Awards for Distinguished Teaching, 2010-2013

Voice-over artist:  Dimensions Video Project (http://www.dimensions-math.org/Dim_merci_E.htm), 2008

Consultant:  Project NExT, 2006-2007, 2009-2010

Treasurer:  Indiana Section of the Mathematical Association of America, 2006-2009

Textbook reviewer:  For Wiley, 2004 and for Prentice Hall, 2007

Referee:  The College Mathematics Journal, 1999 and 2006

Referee:  PRIMUS, 2006, 2007 and 2010

Referee:  ACMS Online Journal, 2004-2005 and 2010

Committee member:  The University of Michigan Mathematics Department Freshman-Sophomore Program Committee, 2005-2006

Co-author and co-grader:  Franklin College Senior Exam, 2004

WebPage Manager:  Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America on Quantitative Literacy, 2004-2005

Board member: Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences, 2003-2011;  Secretary, 2005-2007; Vice-President 2007-2009; President 2009-2011

Committee member: Mathematical Association of America CUPM Subcommittee on Quantitative Literacy Requirements, 2003-2004

Proofreader and author: Association of Christian Schools International National Math League Tests and Standards, 2002-2005 and 2007-2010

Co-coordinator: Mathematics Department Educational Issues Seminar, University of Michigan, 1997-1998

Co-coordinator: Student Number Theory Seminar, University of Michigan, 1997-1998

Member: Departmental Minority Outreach Committee, University of Michigan, 1997-1998

Mentor: Chelsea High School Focus Mentorship Program, Chelsea, MI, 1996-1997

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Mathematical Society, 1993-present

Mathematical Association of America, 1996-present

Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences, 1997-present

Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America on Quantitative Literacy, 2004-present    

Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2006-present

Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America on Mathematics and the Arts, 2006-present

Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, 2008-present   

International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2004-2005

American Choral Directors Association, 2001-2010

 

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Member:  Westminster Presbyterian Church, Muncie IN, 1998-present

Choir director:  Westminster Presbyterian Church, Muncie, IN, 2001-2005, 2006-2010

Member:  Westminster Presbyterian Church Music Director Search Committee, Muncie IN, 2008

Assistant fold leader:  Westminster Presbyterian Church, Muncie, IN, 2003-2005

Volunteer:  Prison Ministry of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Muncie, IN, 2002-2006

Volunteer:  Breadbasket Ministry of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Muncie, IN, 2007-2009

First tenor:  Quadrivium (Taylor faculty quartet), 1998-present

Member:  Upland Elementary School Broad Based Planning Committee, 2007-2008

Coach:  Community youth soccer, baseball and football, 2006-present

Member:  Measure for Measure, A Men’s Choral Society, Ypsilanti, MI, 2005-2006

Performer and director:  Muncie civic and community theaters, 1999-2004, 2007-2008

Director:  Blackford Community Chorus, Hartford City, IN, 1999-2001