My interests are in: proof, students’ and mathematicians’ proving, logic, technology, the effect of technology on middle school students’ mathematical concept development. I am working on multiple projects: one that incorporates using LiveScribe pens to obtain a better understanding of individuals’ proving processes and creativity in proving while working alone. Another is focused on the implementation of a Creativity-in-Progress Rubric (CPR) on Proving. Finally, I have a few neuroscience projects about the proving process that are underway.
I was born and raised in the Chicagoland area. I moved slightly east to go to college and received my B.S. in mathematics from Ball State University in 2004. After receiving my B.S., I spent a semester teaching Pre-Calculus at the University of Hawaii and a year teaching Algebra at McKinley High School in Honolulu, Hawaii. In 2006 I moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico to start working on my M.S. in Mathematics at New Mexico State University which I completed in 2008. I stayed at NMSU for my doctorate, which I have completed in August of 2012. I was part of a professional development team that concentrates on Calculus TAs at Michigan State University as a post-doctoral fellow. In 2013 I became a tenure-track professor at the University of Oklahoma in the Mathematics Department.