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I have taught mathematics at Siena for thirty plus years. Beyond the classroom I enjoy outside activities such as hiking and running, and I also enjoy listening to and playing music

Degree Program University
Ph.D. Mathematics Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
M.A. Mathematics West Virginia University
B.S. Psychology Fairmont State College

My Siena Experience

My Teaching Philosophy

Much of mathematics can be accessed through well chosen elementary examples. Providing those examples and explaining their importance to the larger picture should be a goal of every classroom encounter.

What I Love About Siena

The small, close knit community, and interactions with students.

My Favorite Courses to Teach

I enjoy teaching Geometry, Differential Equations, and Introduction to Applied Mathematics.

My Professional Experience

Year Title University
2010 - Now Professor, Mathematics Siena College
1989 - Now Associate Professor, Mathematics Siena College
1985 - 1989 Assistant Professor, Mathematics Siena College
1982 - 1984 Lecturer, Mathematics Siena College

Articles & Book Reviews

  • Angle contraction between geodesics
    Dynamical Systems and Geometric Theories
  • Folding in a plane
    Mathematics Magazine
  • Dynamics of folds in the plane
    College Mathematics Journal
  • Time series analysis with the Hilbert-Huang transform
    American Journal of Physics
  • Symplectic Integrators-An Introduction
    American Journal of Physics
  • Feedback Stabilization of Hybrid Bilinear Systems
    Quarterly of Applied Mathematics


  • Dynamics of simple folds in a plane
    Siena College Spring Mathematics Colloquium, Loudonville, New York
  • Undergraduate chaos
    Siena College Fall Mathematics Colloquium, Loudonville, New York
  • Dynamics of simple folds in a plane
    MAA Seaway Section Meeting, Loudonville, New York
  • User Friendly Front Ends and Freshman Calculus
    Summer Meeting of the AMS/MAA, Boulder, Colorado