Dr.
Timothy D. Comar
Contents:
Education:
- The
University of Michigan, Ph.D. in Mathematics, 1996.
- Brown
University, Sc.B. with Honors in Mathematics, 1991.
Contents:
Academic Employment:
Full-time:
- August 2001 -
Present: Benedictine University, 5700 College Road, Lisle, IL 60532, Department
of Mathematics, Professor (2015-Present), Associate Professor (2007 - 2015),
Assistant Professor (2001 - 2007).
- 1997 - 1998: Valparaiso
University, Valparaiso, IN 46383, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science,
Assistant Professor.
- 1996 - 1997: Saint Louis
University, 221 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103, Department of Mathematics
and Computer Science, Assistant Professor.
Part-time:
- 2001:
Elmhurst College, Department of Mathematics, 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst,
IL 60126, Adjunct Instructor.
- 2000-2001: Oakton
Community College, Department of Mathematics, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines,
IL, 60016, Adjunct Instructor.
- 1999-2001:
The Illinois Institute of Art at Chicago, Department of General Education,
350 N. Orleans Street, Chicago, IL 60654, Adjunct Instructor.
- 2000: Triton College,
Department of Mathematics, 2000 Fifth Avenue, River Grove, IL 60171, Adjunct
Instructor.
- 1995 - 1996, 1993 -
1994: The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, Department of Mathematics,
Graduate Student Instructor.
Contents:
Other Employment:
Full-time:
- 1999 – 2001: Addison-Wesley,
1900 East Lake Ave., Glenview, IL 60025, Manager (6/01-Present), Senior Software
Project Supervisor (7/00-5/01), Software Project Supervisor (5/99-6/00).
- 1998 - 1999: PricewaterhouseCoopers,
L.L.P., 203 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60601, Pension Actuary.
Contents:
Fellowships and
Awards:
- Principal Investigator, National
Science Foundation, CCLI #0633232, Biocalculus: Text Development, Dialog,
and Assessment, 2007-2012.
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Faculty Grant for research work with student on "Variations on the Stick
Numbers of Knots and Links," Benedictine University (through Benedictine
University's HHMI Grant), Summer 2003.
- Project
NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) Fellow, The Mathematical Association of
America, August, 1997- July, 1998.
- Research
Partnership Fellowship, Rackham School of Graduate Studies, The University
of Michigan, January, 1995 - August, 1995.
- Department
of Education National Needs Fellowship, The University of Michigan, September,
1991 - August, 1993.
- David
Howell Premium for Excellence in Mathematics, Brown University, 1991.
Contents:
Research Papers:
- "Monte Carlo tests of small-world
architecture for coarse-grained networks of the United States railroad and
highway transportation systems," with P. R. Aldrich, et al., Physica
A, 438, 32-39, doi: 10.1016/j.physa.2015.06.013, 2015.
- "On impulsive integrated
pest management models with stochastic effects," with O. Akman and D.
Hrozencik, Front. Neurosci, 9:119. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2015.00119, 2015.
- "Integrated Pest Management
with a Mixed Birth Rate for Prey Species," with O. Akman, D. Cairns,
and D. Hrozencik, Letters in Biomathematics, 1(1), 2014, 87-95. doi: 10.1080/23737867.2014.11432419.
- "A Comparison of the Boolean
and Continuous Dynamics of Three-Gene Regulatory Networks," with M. Hegazy,
M. Henderson, and D. Hrozencik, Letters in Biomathematics, 1(1), 2014, 51-65.
doi: 10.1080/23737867.2014.11414470
- "Integrated Pest Management
with Stochastic Birth Rate for Prey Species," with O. Akman and D. Hrozencik,
Frontiers in Neuroscience: Systems Biology, 7:141 doi: 10.3389/fnins.2013.00141,
August 8, 2013.
- " Undergraduate Mathematics
for the Life Sciences: Models, Processes, and Directions, G. Ledder, J. Carpenter,
T.Comar, ed., (in preparation).
- "Biocalculus at Benedictine
University," in Undergraduate Mathematics for the Life Sciences: Models,
Processes, and Directions, G. Ledder, J. Carpenter, T.Comar, ed., (preprint).
" "Class Projects Using MATLAB to Analyze Models Using Impulsive
Differential Equations," Proceedings of the 24th Annual International
Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, Pearson Education, 2013.
- "EXCELLING WITH BIOLOGICAL
MODELS FROM THE CLASSROOM TO RESEARCH," Proceedings of the 23rd Annual
International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, Pearson
Education, 2012.
- "Bringing Life (Science)
to Calculus Through Computer Laboratory Projects," Proceedings of the
22nd Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics,
Pearson Education, 2011.
- "Second Semester Biocalculus
Computer Laboratory Projects, Using Excel and Maple," Proceedings of
the 21st Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics,
Pearson Education, 2010.
- "Biocalculus Computer Laboratory
Projects: Excel and Maple," Proceedings of the 20th Annual International
Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, Pearson Education, 2009.
- "The Integration of Biology
into Calculus Courses," PRIMUS 18 No. 1, January 2008, 49-70.
- "Undergraduate Student Research
in Knot Theory Using Multiple Computational Platforms", Proceedings of
the 18th Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics,
Pearson Education, 2007.
- "A Common Calculus Laboratory
Course for Traditional Calculus and Biocalculus Students", with Lisa
Townsley, Proceedings of the 18th Annual International Conference on Technology
in Collegiate Mathematics, Pearson Education, 2007.
- "Regular
Stick Numbers of Knots and Links," with Anthony DeLegge, Jessica Tyrus,
and Debra Witczak (submitted 2005).
- "Calculus Labs for Biology
and Pre-med Students," Proceedings of the 17th Annual International Conference
on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, Addison-Wesley, (to appear in 2006).
- "A Sketchpad Project for
Future Elementary Teachers," The New Jersey Mathematics Teacher 63 (2005),
35-36.
- 'Geometry and Matrix Groups in
Linear Algebra, Proceedings of the 16th Annual International Conference on
Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, Addison-Wesley (2005), 57-61.
- "Visualization of Möbius
Transformations in Two and Three Dimensions Using Derive", The Derive
Newsletter, (Part One) 51 (2003), 7-11 and (Part Two) 52 (2003), 7-10. (Single
paper).
- 'Visualization of Möbius
Transformations in Two and Three Dimensions Using a CAS,
Proceedings of the 15th Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate
Mathematics, Addison-Wesley (2004).
- "Technology-Enhanced Projects
in an Upper-Level Modern Geometry" Class, Proceedings of the 15th Annual
International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, Addison-Wesley,
(2004).
- "Geometrically
convergent Kleinian groups and the lowest eigenvalue of the Laplacian,"
with E. C. Taylor, Indiana University Mathematics Journal 47 (1998),
601-624.
- Hyperbolic Dehn Surgery and Convergence of Kleinian
Groups, Ph.D. Thesis, The University
of Michigan, directed by Professor Richard D. Canary, 1996.
- ''Hyperbolic
Dehn Surgery and Convergence of Kleinian Groups,'' in Proceedings: Thirteenth
Annual Workshop in Geometric Topology, June 13-15, 1996, 16-20.
- Almost
alternating links,'' with C. C. Adams, et al., Topology and Its Applications
46 (1992), 151-165.
Contents:
Presentations:
- State Transition Graphs for Boolean
Regulatory Networks with Two Feedback Circuits, Minisymposium on Algebraic
and Discrete Methods in Mathematical Biology: Research and Education, International
Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research, Illinois
State University, Normal, IL, October 11, 2015.
- The Probablity of Pest Eradication
or Permance in a Stochastic Model for Integrated Pest Management, Minisymposium
on Computing-Intensive Models in Biomathematics, International Symposium on
Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research, Illinois State University,
Normal, IL, October 10, 2015.
- The Dynamics of Pulse Vaccination
Models, MAA Themed Contributed Paper Session on Undergraduate Research Activities
in Mathematical and Computational Biology, Mathfest, Washington, D.C., August
7, 2015.
- Monte Carlo Model Selection for
Integrated Pest Management, Minisymposium on Computing-Intensive Modeling
in Biomathematics, Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Biology,
Atlanta, GA, July 1, 2015.
- Mentoring Undergraduate Research
Projects in Mathematical Biology, Minisymposium on Topics in Biomathematics
Education, Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Biology, Atlanta,
GA, June 30, 2015.
- Monte Carlo Model Selection for
Integrated Pest Management with Stochasticity, AMS Special Session on Survey
of Biomathematics, AMS Sectional Meeting, Michigan State University, East
Lansing, MI, March 14, 2015.
- Computer Laboratory Projects for
Biocalculus Courses, MAA Contributed Paper Session on Trends in Undergraduate
Mathematical Biology Education, Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, TX,
January 12, 2015.
- Model Selection for Integrated
Pest Management with Stochasticity, AMS Special Session on Computing Intensive
Models in Mathematical and Computational Biology, Joint Mathematics Meetings,
San Antonio, TX, January 11, 2015.
- Undergraduate Mathematical Biology:
From The Classroom to Research, Invited Speaker, Fall Section Meeting of the
Indiana Section of the MAA, Trine University, Angola, IN, October 18, 2014.
- Model Selection for Integrated
Pest Management with Stochasticity, Invited Paper Session on Computing Intensive
Models in Mathematcal Biology, International Symposium on Biomathematics and
Ecology: Education and Research, Claremont, CA, October 12, 2014.
- Impulsive Models with Stochastic
Behavior in Pest Management and Epidemiology, MAA Contributed Paper Session
on Undergraduate Research Activities in Mathematical and Computational Biology,
Mathfest, August 7, 2014.
- Sensitivity Analysis for an Integrated
Pest Management with a Mixed Stochastic Birth Rate for Prey Species, Midwest
Mathematical Biology Conference, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse,
WI, May 18, 2014.
- Mentoring Undergraduate Research
in Mathematical Biology, MAA Contributed Paper Session on Trends in Undergraduate
Mathematical Biology Education, Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego, CA,
January 17, 2014.
- Integrated Pest Management with
Stochastic Birth Pulse for Prey Species, International Symposium on Biomathematics
and Ecology: Education and Research, Arlington, VA, October 12, 2013.
- The Structure of the State Transition
Graph for Gene Regulatory Networks, SMB Minisymposium on The Dynamics of Discrete
Bioregulatory Networks, Tempe, AZ, June 12, 2013.
- From Introductory Courses to Undergraduate
Research in Mathematical Biology, SMB Minisymposium on Preparing Undergraduate
Students for Research Experiences, Tempe, AZ, June 11, 2013.
- More Students Research Projects
with Biological Models Using Impulsive Differential Equations, MAA Contributed
Paper Session on Trends in Undergraduate Mathematical Biology Education, Joint
Mathematics Meetings, San Diego, CA, January 12, 2013.
- Biocalculus: Text Development,
Dialog, and Assessment, MAA Poster Session on Projects Supported by the NSF
Division of Undergraduate Education, Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego,
CA, January 10, 2013. (Poster)
- Stable Behavior and Bifurcations
in Differential Equations Models for Gene Regulatory Networks, International
Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research, St. Louis,
MO, November 10, 2012.
- Student Research Projects with
Biological Models Using Impulsive Differential Equations, International Symposium
on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research, St. Louis, MO, November
10, 2012.
- Mentoring Undergraduates in Research
in Mathematical Biology, 2012 Trends in Undergraduate Research in the Mathematical
Sciences Conference, Rosemont, IL, October 28, 2012.
- Biological Models Using Impulsive
Differential Equations, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, October 23,
2012.
- Comparison of the Dynamics of
Boolean and Continuous Models for Small Gene Regulatory Networks, MAA Invited
Paper Session on Mathematics and Systems Biology, Mathfest, Madison, WI, August
4, 2012.
" Student Research Projects with Biological Models Using Impulsive Differential
Equations, MAA Contributed Paper Session on Undergraduate Research Activities
in Mathematical and Computational Biology, Mathfest, Madison, WI, August 2,
2012.
- Bifurcations in differential equations
models for gene regulator networks, SMB Minisymposium on Modeling Gene Regulatory
Networks, Knoxville, TN, July 28, 2012.
- From Biocalculus to Undergraduate
Research, SMB Minisymposium on First-Year Mathematics Course Reform for Biology
Majors, Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Biology, Knoxville,
TN, July 25, 2012.
- Class Projects Using MATLAB to
Analyze Models Using Impulsive Differential Equations, The 24th Annual International
Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, Orlando, FL, March 24,
2012.
- Biocalculus: Text Development,
Dialog, and Assessment, MAA Poster Session on Projects Supported by the NSF
Division of Undergraduate Education, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Boston, MA,
January 5, 2012. (Poster)
- Undergraduate Research Projects
in Mathematical Biology: Modeling and Simulation in MATLAB, MAA Contributed
Paper Session on Trends in Undergraduate Mathematical Biology Education, Joint
Mathematics Meetings, Boston, MA, Jaunary 5, 2012.
- Preparing Students to Engage in
Research Through a Biocalculus Course, MAA Contributed Paper Session on Trends
in Undergraduate Mathematical Biology Education, Mathfest, Lexington, KY,
August 4, 2011.
- Motivating the Biology in Biocalculus
Courses, ISMAA Annual Meeting, North Central College, April 9, 2011. (20 minute
talk)
- EXCELLING WITH BIOLOGICAL MODELS
FROM THE CLASSROOM TO RESEARCH, The 23rd Annual International Conference on
Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, Denver, CO, March 18, 2011.
- Biocalculus: Text Development,
Dialog, and Assessment, CCLI/TUES Conference, Washington, DC, January 27,
2011. (Poster)
- Biocalculus: Text Development,
Dialog, and Assessment, MAA Poster Session on Projects Supported by the NSF
Division of Undergraduate Education, Joint Mathematics Meetings, New Orleans,
LA, January 7, 2011. (Poster)
- Motivating the Biology in Biocalculus
Courses, MAA Contributed Paper Session on Trends in Undergraduate Mathematical
Biology Education, Joint Mathematics Meetings, New Orleans, LA, January, 9,
2011 (15 minute talk)
- Developing Computer Skills in
Biocalculus Courses Using Maple and Excel, Kansas City Math Technology EXPO,
UMKC, Kansas City, MO, October 1, 2010. (1:45 Workshop)
- Educational Workshop at The 2010
Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research (BEER-2010),
Normal, IL, September 4, 2010.
- On Becoming Independent Problems
Solvers in Biocalculus Courses, MAA Session on Math & Bio 2010 in 2010,
MathFest 2010, Pittsburgh, PA, August 5, 2010.
- Using MS Excel for Continuous
Models, MAA PREP Workshop on Mathematical Biology: Beyond Calculus, Sweet
Briar College, June 14, 2010.
- Bio2010 and Math & Bio 2010:
Models that Work - Review of Bio-calculus programs and courses in Mathematical
Biology (with R. Robeva), MAA PREP Workshop on Mathematical Biology: Beyond
Calculus, Sweet Briar College, June 14, 2010.
- Developing Computational Skills
in Biocalculus Courses, Annual Meeting of the Illinois Section of the Mathematical
Association of America, Augustana College, April 10, 2010.
- Bringing Life (Science) to Calculus
through Computer Laboratory Projects, 22nd Annual International Conference
on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, Chicago IL, March 13, 2010.
- Knotty Endeavors, Morehead State
University, March 11, 2010.
- Basic Biological Models, Morehead
State University, March 10, 2010.
- The Dynamics of One-Predator Two-Prey
Systems for Integrated Pest Management (with Pinal Shah), AMS Special Session
on Biomathematics: Modeling in Biology, Ecology, and Epidemiology. Joint Mathematics
Meetings, San Francisco, CA, January 16, 2010.
- Developing Computational Skills
in Biocalculus Courses, MAA Session on Undergraduate Mathematical Biology,
Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Francisco, CA, January 15, 2010.
" Biocalculus: Text Development, Dialog, and Assessment, MAA Poster Session
on Projects Supported by the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education, Joint
Mathematics Meetings, San Francisco, CA, January 14, 2010. (Poster)
- Biocalculus, Faculty Colloquium,
Benedictine University, September 25, 2009.
- Motivating Mathematical Content
in Biocalculus Courses Using Biology, MAA Session on Biomathematics in the
Undergraduate Curriculum, Mathfest, Portland, OR, August 8, 2009.
- Motivating and Preparing Undergraduates
to Pursue Research Through Biocalculus Courses, Annual Meeting of the Society
of Mathematical Biology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada,
July 27, 2009. (Poster)
- Regular Stick Numbers of Knots
and Links, Undergraduate Knot Theory (Unknot) Conference, Denison University,
July 15, 2009.
- The Dynamics of One-Predator Two-Prey
Systems, International Symposium on Biomathematics, Ecology, Research and
Education, Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey, June 16, 2009.
- Preparing Undergraduates for Research
in Mathematical Biology, International Symposium on Biomathematics, Ecology,
Research and Education, Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey, June
13, 2009. (1.5 hour workshop)
- Biocalculus Courses and Computer
Laboratory Projects, Annual Meeting of the Illinois Section of the Mathematical
Association of America, Bradley University, April 4, 2009.
- Second Semester Biocalculus Computer
Laboratory Projects, Using Excel and Maple, New Orleans, LA, March 14, 2009.
- Biocalculus Courses and Computer
Laboratory Projects, 11th Annual Chicago Symposium Series on Excellence in
Teaching Mathematics and Science: Research and Practice, Loyola University,
Chicago, IL, March 6, 2009.
- Biocalculus Courses and Projects,
Chicago State University, Chicago, IL, February 12, 2009.
- Activities Designed to Prepare
Undergraduates for Research in Mathematical Biology, MAA Session on Undergraduate
Mathematical Biology, Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 6, 2009.
- Biocalculus: Text Development,
Dialog, and Assessment, MAA Poster Session on Projects Supported by the NSF
Division of Undergraduate Education, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Washington,
D.C., January 6, 2009. (Poster)
- Biocalculus: Text Development,
Dialog, and Assessment, 34th AMATYC Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., November
20, 2008. (Poster)
- Biocalculus Computer Laboratory
Projects, 34th AMATYC Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., November 21, 2008.
(2 hour workshop)
- Second Semester Biocalculus Computer
Laboratory Projects Using Excel, 18th Annual Kansas City Regional Mathematics
Technology EXPO, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO, October 4, 2008. (1.75
hour workshop)
- Bringing Life (Science) to Undergraduate
Mathematics Classroom, International Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology:
Education and Research, Illinois State University, September 7, 2008. (Workshop)
- Biocalculus: Text Development,
Dialog, and Assessment, CCLI Conference, Washington, D.C., August 14, 2008.
(Poster)
- Activities Designed to Prepare
Undergraduates for Research in Mathematical Biology, Minisymposium on Current
Trends in Undergraduate Biomathematics Education, Annual Meeting of the Society
of Mathematical Biology, Toronto, August 2, 2008.
- Bringing Life (Science) to Undergraduate
Mathematics Courses, Project NExT Workshop, Madison, WI, July 29, 2008.
- Biocalculus: Designing Calculus
Courses for Life Science Majors, MAA PREP Workshop, Benedictine University,
June 1-7, 2008.
- Laboratory Projects for a Second
Semester of Biocalculus, Annual Meeting of the Illinois Section of the Mathematical
Association of America, Eastern Illinois University, April 5, 2008.
- Biocalculus Computer Laboratory
Projects, Computer Minicourse, 20th Annual ICTCM, San Antonio, TX, March 7,
2008.
- Knotty Endeavors, Sweet Briar
College, January 31, 2008.
- The Dynamics of One-Predator Two-Prey
Systems, with Debra Witczak and Joy Holowicki, AMS Special Session on Biomathematical
Modeling, Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego, CA, January 9, 2008.
- Laboratory Projects for a Second
Semester of Biocalculus, MAA Session on Biomathematics in the Undergraduate
Curriculum, Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego, CA, January 8, 2008.
- Biocalculus: Text Development,
Dialog, and Assessment, MAA Poster Session on Projects Supported by the NSF
Division of Undergraduate Education, Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego,
CA, January 7, 2008. (Poster)
- Regular Conformations and Regular
Stick Numbers of Knots and Links, Illinois State University, November 29,
2007.
- A Biocalculus Course Collaboration
Across Disciplines and Institutions, AMATYC Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN,
November 1, 2007 (2 hour workshop)
- Enhancing Quantitative Reasoning
in Biology: The BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium's Biological ESTEEM (Excel
Simulations and Tools for Exploratory, Experiential Mathematics) Project,
with John R. Jungck and Ethel Stanley, The First Annual Midwest Symposium
in Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and Science: Research and Practice,
Roosevelt University, October 13, 2007.
- Biocalculus Computer Laboratory
Projects Using Excel and MATLAB, 17th Annual Kansas City Regional Mathematics
Technology EXPO, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO, October 5, 2007. (1.75
hour workshop).
- Biocalculus and Beyond at Benedictine
University and College of DuPage: Reaching Biology Students, MAA Contributed
Paper Session on Biomathematics in the First Two Years, Mathfest 2007, San
Jose, CA, August 4, 2007. (15 minute talk)
- Attracting, preparing, and
mentoring undergraduate students in biomathematical research at a small university,
Minisymposium: Preparation and Engagement of Undergraduates in Biomathematical
Research, Annual Meeting of the Society of Mathematical Biology, San Jose,
CA, August 2, 2007. (25 minute talk)
- Biocalculus Computer Laboratory
Projects, Over the Fence: Mathematicians and Biologists Talk About Bridging
the Curricular Divide, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, June 2, 2007. (1
hour talk)
- Biocalculus: Bringing Life
to Calculus for Life and Health Science Majors, Illinois Mathematics Association
of Community Colleges, Monticello, IL, April 14, 2007, (1 hour talk).
- Biocalclulus at Benedictine
University and College of DuPage: A Collaboration Between Mathematicians and
Biologists and Between Four-Year and Two-Year Institutions, Annual Meeting
of the ISMAA, March 31, 2007. (20 minute talk)
- Biocalculus: Bringing Life
(Sciences) to Calculus Courses, Annual Meeting of Illinois Section of
the Mathematical Association of America, Western Illinois University, March
30-31, 2007. (4 hour workshop).
- A Calculus Course for Biology
Students, Mathematics and Computer Science Seminar, Valparaiso University,
February 12, 2007. (50 minute talk)
- Bringing Life to Biocalculus:
Lab Projects and Seminar Series, MAA Session on Integrating Mathematics
and Biology in Undergraduate Education, Joint Mathematics Meetings, January
8, 2007. (15 minute talk)
- Upper Bounds for Regular Stick
Numbers of Torus Knots, AMS Session on Geometry and Topology, Joint Mathematics
Meetings, January 7, 2007. (10 minute talk)
- Biocalculus at Benedictine
University and College of DuPage: A Collaboration Between Mathematicians and
Biologists and Between Four-Year and Two-Year Institutions, MAA Session
on Mathematics and Biology 2010: Building Connections, Joint Mathematics Meetings,
January 6, 2007. (15 minute talk)
- A Common Calculus Laboratory
Course for Traditional Calculus and Biocalculus Students, 15th Annual
Kansas City Regional Mathematics Technology EXPO, Rockhurst University, Kansas
City, MO, September 29, 2006. (45 minute talk)
- A Calculus Sequence for Biology Students, Department of Mathematics,
Illinois State University, September 18, 2006. (50 minute talk)
- A Comparison Between Students
in Biocalculus and Traditional Calculus Courses, General Contributed Paper
Session, Mathfest, Knoxville, TN, August 12, 2006 (10 minute talk)
- Computational Tools for a Two-Course
Calculus Sequence for Biology Majors, Minisymposium: A More Global Perspective:
Tools, Approaches, and Community, Joint SIAM-SMB Conference on the Life Sciences,
Society of Mathematical Biology/ SIAM Activity Group on the Life Sciences,
August 3, 2006. (25 minute talk)
- Biocalculus: Interdisciplinary
Course Development and Validation, Poster Session, Joint SIAM-SMB Conference
on the Life Sciences, Society of Mathematical Biology/ SIAM Activity Group
on the Life Sciences, August 2, 2006. (Poster Session)
- A Calculus Sequence for Biology
Students, Seminar Elmhurst College Mathematics Seminar, April, 2006. (50 minute
talk)
" Computational Tools for a Two-Course Calculus Sequence for Biology
Majors, ISMAA Annual Meeting, North Central College, Naperville, IL, April
6, 2006. (20 minute talk)
- Computational Tools for a Two-Course
Calculus Sequence for Biology Majors, 18th Annual ICTCM, Orlando, FL, March
2006 (10 minute talk)
- Undergraduate Student Research
in Knot Theory Using Multiple Computational Platforms, 18th Annual ICTCM,
Orlando, FL, March, 2006. (30 minute talk)
- A Common Calculus Laboratory
Course for Traditional Calculus and Biocalculus Students, 18th Annual ICTCM,
Orlando, FL, March, 2006. (45 minute talk)
- Existence and Upper Bounds
of Regular Stick Numbers of Knots and Links, AMS Session on Knots, Links,
and Tangles, January 15, 2006, Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, TX
January 15, 2006. (10 minute talk)
- Computational Tools for a Two-Course
Calculus Sequence for Biology Majors, MAA General Contributed Paper Session,
Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, TX January 13, 2006. (10 minute talk)
- New Results and Directions
in Regular Stick Numbers of Knots, Elmhurst College Mathematics Seminar, November
16, 2005. (50 minute talk)
- A Calculus Sequence for Biology
Students, Seminar, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Chicago
State University, Chicago, IL, November 3, 2005. (50 minute talk)
- Using Sketchpad to Form Connections
Between Geometry and Algebra, 15th Annual Kansas City Regional Mathematics
Technology EXPO, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO, October 8, 2005. (45
minute talk).
- A Calculus Sequence for Biology
Students, 15th Annual Kansas City Regional Mathematics Technology EXPO, Rockhurst
University, Kansas City, MO, October 7, 2005. (45 minute talk)
- Computational Tools for a Two-Course
Calculus Sequence for Biology Majors, 32nd Annual Mathematics and Statistics
Conference: Mathematics and Biology, Department of Mathematics, Miami University,
Oxford, OH, October 1, 2005. (20 minute talk)
- A Calculus Sequence for Biology
Students, MAA PREP Workshop on Computational and Mathematical Biology
For Biology and Mathematics Educations, August 2, 2005. (20 minute talk)
- A Calculus Sequence for Biology
Students, ISMMA Annual Meeting, Knox College, April 9, 2005. (35 minute
talk)
- A Calculus Sequence for Biology
Students, MAA Session: Meeting the Challenge: Relationship Between Mathematics
and Biology in the 21st Century, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Atlanta, GA,
January 8, 2005. (15 minute talk)
- The Use of Journals in Content
Courses for Future Elementary Teachers, MAA Session: Getting Students
to Discuss and to Write about Mathematics, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Atlanta,
GA, January 6, 2005. (10 minute talk).
- Regular Stick Numbers of Knots,
Elmhurst College Mathematics Seminar, November 4, 2004. (50 minute talk).
- A SketchPad Project for Future
Elementary School Teachers, 17th Annual ICTCM, New Orleans, LA, October
30, 2004. (15 minute talk)
- Calculus Laboratory Projects for
a Calculus Course for Biology and Pre-Med Students, 17th Annual ICTCM, New
Orleans, LA, October 30, 2004. (45 minute talk)
- A SketchPad Project for Future
Elementary School Teachers, 14th Annual Kansas City Regional Mathematics
Technology EXPO, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO, October 1, 2004. (45
minute talk)
- Programming in Derive,
14th Annual Kansas City Regional Mathematics Technology EXPO, Rockhurst University,
Kansas City, MO, October 1, 2004. (1:45 hour workshop)
- Regular and Almost Regular
Stick Numbers, MAA Invited Paper Session: "SMALL" Mathematics,
Mathfest, Providence, RI, August 14, 2004. (10 minute talk).
- Calculus Labs for Biology and
Pre-Med Students, MAA Session: Cooperative Projects Between the Mathematical
Sciences and the Life, Mathfest, Providence, RI, August 14, 2004. (15 minute
talk).
- A Sketchpad Project for Future
Elementary School Teachers, MAA Session: Innovative Approaches in Mathematics
Education, Mathfest, Providence, RI, August 14, 2004. (10 minute talk).
- Frame constructions, constructions
for flat graphs, and the irreducibility of Sachs graphs, International
Workshop on Knot and Links in a Spatial Graph, Waseda University, Tokyo, July
22, 2004 (40 minute talk).
- Regular and Almost Regular
Stick Numbers, ISMAA Annual Meeting, Roosevelt University, April 2, 2004.
(30 minute talk).
- A Sketchpad Project for Future
Elementary School Teachers, MAA Session on Technology in Mathematics Teacher
Preparation Courses, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Phoenix, AZ, January 10,
2004. (15 minute talk).
- Using a Computer Algebra System
to Explore Geometry and Matrix Groups in a Linear Algebra Course, MAA
Session on The Effective Use of Computer Algebra Systems in the Teaching of
Mathematics, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Phoenix, AZ, January 8, 2004. (10
minute talk).
- Regular and Almost Regular
Stick Numbers, AMS Special Session: Knots, Links, and Embedded Graphs,
Chapel Hill, NC, October 24, 2003. (20 minute talk).
- Regular and Almost Regular
Stick Numbers, Elmhurst College Mathematics Seminar, October 15, 2003.
(50 minute talk).
- Geometry and Matrix Groups
in Linear Algebra, 16th Annual ICTCM, Chicago, IL, October 31, 2003, (45
minute talk).
- Increasing Student Participation
via Online Communication in Undergraduate Mathematics Courses Using WebCT,
16th Annual ICTCM, Chicago, IL, October 31, 2003, (15 minute talk).
- A Technology-Enhanced Hyperbolic
Geometry Course for Pre-Service and In-Service High School Teachers, 16th
Annual ICTCM, Chicago, IL, October 31, 2003, (15 minute talk).
- Regular and Almost Regular
Stick Numbers, Elmhurst College Mathematics Seminar, October 15, 2003.
- Geometry and Matrix Groups
in Linear Algebra Using Derive, 13th Annual Kansas City Regional Mathematics
Technology EXPO, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO, October 4, 2003, (45
minute talk).
- Increasing Student Participation
via Online Communication in Undergraduate Mathematics Courses Using WebCT,
13th Annual Kansas City Regional Mathematics Technology EXPO, Rockhurst University,
Kansas City, MO, October 3, 2003, (45 minute talk).
- A Technology-Enhanced Hyperbolic
Geometry Course for Pre-Service and In-Service High School Teachers, MAA
Session: Technology Innovations in Mathematics Education for Elementary and
Secondary Teachers, Mathfest, Boulder, CO, August 2, 2003. (30 minute talk).
- Geometry and Matrix Groups
in Linear Algebra: General Contributed Paper Session, Mathfest, Boulder,
CO, August 2, 2003. (10 minute talk).
- Visualizing the Construction
of Hyperbolic Surfaces and Three-Manifolds Using a CAS,
Illinois Section of the Mathematical Association of America, Illinois College,
April 2003. (25 minute talk).
- Increasing Student Participation
via Online Communication in Calculus Courses,
MAA Session: Innovative Use of the World Wide Web in Teaching Mathematics,
Joint Mathematics Meetings, January, 2003.
- Visualizing the Construction
of Hyperbolic Surfaces and Three-Manifolds Using a CAS,
MAA Session: General Contributed Paper Session, January, 2003.
- Technology-Enhanced Projects
for Pre-Service Teachers in an Upper-Level Modern Geometry Class,
15th Annual ICTCM, Orlando, FL, November 2, 2002, (45 minute talk).
- Visualization of Mobius Transformations
in Two and Three Dimensions Using a CAS, 15th Annual ICTCM, Orlando, FL,
November 1, 2002, (45 minute talk).
- Visualization of Mobius Transformations
in Two and Three Dimensions Using Derive,
12th Annual Kansas City Regional Mathematics Technology EXPO, Rockhurst University,
Kansas City, MO, October 5, 2002, (45 minute talk).
- A Practical Connection Between
Undergraduate and Secondary School Geometry: Projects for Teachers Using Geometer's
Sketchpad and Cinderella,
12th Annual Kansas City Regional Mathematics Technology EXPO, Rockhurst University,
Kansas City, MO, October 4, 2002, (45 minute talk).
- Geometry Projects for Pre-Service
Teachers, General Contributed Paper Session, Mathfest, August 1, 2002,
Burlington, VT, (15 minute talk).
- Visualization of Mobius Transformations
in Two and Three Dimensions Using a CAS, MAA Session: Creative Uses of
Technology in Teaching, Mathfest, August 1, 2002, Burlington, VT, (15 minute
talk).
- Limits of Hyperbolic
Manifolds, ISMAA
Annual Meeting, McKendree College, Lebanon, IL, April 5, 2002 (30 minute talk).
- Projects
for Pre-Service Teachers in an Upper-Level Modern Geometry Class, MAA Session: Classroom Demonstrations and Course
Projects that Make a Difference, Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego, January
9, 2002 (10 minute talk).
- Excursions in Hyperbolic Geometry, Department of Mathematics, Benedictine University,
March 15, 2001 (45 minute talk).
- Thoughts on Calculus, Department of Mathematics, Northwestern University,
March 10, 2000 (45 minute talk).
- Limits of Hyperbolic 3-Manifolds, AMS Special Session on Kleinian Groups and Hyperbolic
Manifolds, Baltimore Meeting, January 7, 1998 (20 minute talk).
- Limits of Hyperbolic 3-Manifolds, Colloquium, Department of Mathematics, Oklahoma
State University, December 12, 1997 (50 minute talk).
- Why Study Hyperbolic Geometry?, Valparaiso University, April 15, 1997 (50 minute
talk).
- Why Study Hyperbolic Geometry?, Birmingham Southern College, April 8, 1997 (50
minute talk).
- Limits of Hyperbolic 3-Manifolds, AMS Special Session on Knot Theory and 3-Manifolds,
College Park, MD Meeting, April 13, 1997 (20 minute talk).
- Hyperbolic Dehn Surgery and Convergence of Kleinian
Groups, Saint Louis University,
March 20, 1997 (50 minute talk).
- Limits of Hyperbolic 3-Manifolds, AMS Session on Manifolds, San Diego Meeting, January
9, 1997 (10 minute talk).
- Hyperbolic Dehn Surgery and Convergence of Kleinian
Groups, Workshop on Knots and
3-Manifolds, MSRI, August 30, 1996 (45 minute talk).
- Hyperbolic Dehn Surgery and Convergence of Kleinian
Groups, Saint Louis University,
July 1, 1996 (50 minute talk).
- Hyperbolic Dehn Surgery and Convergence of Kleinian
Groups, Thirteenth Annual Workshop
in Geometric Topology, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO, June 14, 1996
(20 minute talk).
- Why Study Hyperbolic Geometry?, Eastern Michigan University, March 14, 1996 (50
minute talk).
- Hyperbolic Dehn Surgery and Algebraic Convergence
for Kleinian Groups, Spring
Topology and Southeast Dynamical Systems Conference, Ball State University,
March 9, 1996 (15 minute talk).
- Why Study Hyperbolic Geometry?, Denison University, February, 21, 1996 (50 minute
talk).
- Algebraic and Geometric Convergence for Kleinian
Groups, AMS Session on Manifolds,
Orlando Meeting, January 13, 1996 (10 minute talk).
- Hyperbolic Dehn Surgery and Convergence for Kleinian
Groups, Albany Group Theory
Conference, October 14, 1995 (20 minute talk).
- Hyperbolic Dehn Surgery and Convergence for Kleinian
Groups, AMS Special Session:
Geometry of Three-Manifolds, Boston Meeting, October 7, 1995 (20 minute talk).
- Hyperbolic Dehn Surgery and Convergence for Geometrically
Finite Kleinian Groups, Topology
Seminar, Department of Mathematics University of California at Berkeley, April
19, 1995 (50 minute talk).
Contents:
Other
Professional Work:
- Board Member of the Intercollegiate
Biomathematics Alliance, 2015-Present.
- Member of MAA Contributed Paper
Committee, January 2015 - Present.
- Chair of the MAA Special Interest
Group in Mathematical and Computational Biology, January 2011- January 2013.
Past Chair, January 2013-January 2014.
- Member of MAA CUPM Subcommittee
on Mathematics Across the Disciplines, January 2008-January 2015.
- Member of Education Committee
of the Society of Mathematical Biology, August 2007- Present.
- Panel Member for MAA Project NExT
Workshop session on Undergraduate Research, Madision, WI, August 1, 2012.
- Organizer for MAA Invited Paper
Session, Mathematics and Systems Biology, Mathfest, Madison WI, August 4,
2012.
- Organizer for MAA Contributor
Paper Sessions, Biomathematics in the First Two Years, at Mathfest, August
2007 and Biomathematics in the Undergraduate Curriculum at the Joint Mathematics
Meetings, January 2008, Undergraduate Mathematical Biology at the Joint Mathematics
Meetings, January 2009, Biomathematics in the Undergraduate Curriculum at
Mathfest, August 2009, Undergraduate Mathematical Biology at the Joint Mathematics,
January 2010, Math & Bio 2010 at Mathfest, August 2010, Joint Mathematics
Meetings, January 2011, Mathfest, August 2011, Trends in Undergraduate Mathematical
Biology Education, Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 2012, January 2013,
January 2014, January 2015, and January 2016, Undergraduate Research Activities
in Mathematical and Computational Biology, Mathfest, August 2012, August 2014,
and August 2015.
- Co-organizer of SMB Minisymposium,
Computing-Intensive Modeling in Biomathematics, Annual Meeting of the Society
for Mathematical Biology, Atlanta, GA, July 2015.
- Co-organizer of SMB Minisymposium,
The Dynamics of Discrete Bioregulatory Networks, Annual Meeting of the Society
for Mathematical Biology, Tempe, AZ, June 2013.
- Organizer of SMB Minisymposium,
Preparing Students for Undergraduate Research Experiences, Annual Meeting
of the Society for Mathematical Biology, Tempe, AZ, June 2013.
- Co-organizer of SMB Minisymposium,
Modeling Gene Regulatory Networks, Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical
Biology, Knoxville, TN, July 2012.
- Organizer of the Annual Meeting
of the Illinois Section of the Mathematical Association of America, Illinois
State University, Normal, IL, March 30-31, 2012.
- Co-organizer of SMB Minisymposium,
Undergraduate Biomathematics Education, Annual Meeting of the Society for
Mathematical Biology, Krakow, Poland, July 2011. (not in attendance at meeting).
- Organizer of SMB Minisymposium,
Undergraduate Training in Mathematical Biology, Annual Meeting of the Society
for Mathematical Biology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada,
July 2009.
- Organizer for SMB Minisymposium,
Preparation and Engagement of Undergraduates in Biomathematical Research,
Annual Meeting of the Society of Mathematical Biology, San Jose, CA, August
2, 2007.
- Co-organizer of AMS Special Session:
Computing Intensive Models in Mathematical and Computational Biology, January
2015.
- Co-organizer of AMS Special Session:
Biomathematical Modeling, January 2008.
- Co-organizer/Member of Scientific
Committee for Symposium on Biomathematics, Ecology: Education and Research
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.
- Co-organizer for MAA PREP Workshop
on Mathematical Biology: Beyond Calculus, Sweet Briar College, June 2010.
- Director of MAA PREP Workshop
on Biocalculus: Designing Calculus Courses for Life Science Majors, Benedictine
University, June 2008.
- Section Editor of Journal: Spora:
A Journal of Biomathematics, 2015-Present.
- Section Editor and Founding Board
Member of Journal: Letters in Biomathematics, 2014-Present.
- Section Editor for Proceedings
of the 2013 Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research.
- Journal Referee for Bulletin of
the Mathematical Biology, Life Science Education, Physica D, Advances in Difference
Equations, Applied Mathematics and Information Sciences, and Proceedings of
the 2013 Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research.
- Mathematics Section Editor, Biological
ESTEEM (Excel Simulations and Tools for Exploratory and Experimental Mathematics),
http://bioquest.org/esteem/index.php, August 2006.
- AP Calculus Reader, Ft. Collins,
CO, June 2002 - June 2006.
- Reviewed several textbooks for
courses in calculus, biocalculus, geometry, introduction to proof, and mathematics
for elementary teachers.
- Organizer of session on mathematical
biology at the Annual ISMAA Meeting, April 2006 and April 2007.
- ISMAA Board Member: Director at-Large,
2006-2007, Project NExT Director, 2007-2010, Director for Private Colleges,
2010-2013, Chair Elect, 2014-2015, Chair, 2015-Present.
- ISMAA Awards Committee Chair,
2013-2015.
- ISMAA Sectional Project NExT Director,
2005-2010.
- Chair, High School Lecture Committee
of the ISMAA, 2004-2006.
- Chair of Mathematics Division
of ACCA, 2003-2004.
- Secretary of Mathematics Division
of ACCA, 2002-2003.
- Co-organized the Project NExT
session entitled, "Successful Programs that Integrate Mathematics with
Other Disciplines," Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society
and the Mathematical Association of America, San Diego, January 7, 2002.
Professional Organizations:
- The Mathematical Association of America.
- The American Mathematical Society
- The Society of Mathematical Biology,
2006-present.
- The Society for Industrial and
Applied Mathematics, 2006-present.
Contents:
Actuarial Exams:
·
Passed Society of Actuaries
Exams 100 and 110.
Contents:
Teaching History:
- Courses Taught at Benedictine
University
- Math 111 College Trigonometry
- Math 112 Mathematics for Elementary
Teachers I
- Math 207 Calculus with Analytics
I Laboratory
- Math 210 Calculus with Analytics
I
- Math 211 Calculus with Analytics
II
- Math 208 Calculus Tools Laboratory
- Math 208 Biocalculus II Laboratory
- Math 220 Biocalculus I
- Math 221/208/224 Biocalculus
II
- Math 222 Mathematics for Elementary
Teachers II
- Math 280 Introduction to Proof
- Math 300 Linear Algebra
- Math 310 Modern Geometry
- Math 350 Complex Variables
- Math 390 Selected Topics:
Knot Theory and Molecular Modeling
- Math 390 Selected Topics:
Topology
- Math 390 Selected Topics:
Knot Theory
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