## New Mexico State University

I received my M.S. in Mathematics from NMSU in 2008 and my Ph.D. in Mathematics in August of 2012.

My dissertation focused on three areas of research:

1) Logic in proofs from a transition-to-proof course

2) Impasses and how mathematicians overcome them

3) How to combine problem solving and proof

For the Ph.D. at New Mexico State, I passed the 3 required

comprehensive exams in Algebra, Complex Analysis, and Topology, passed the language exam in French using a textbook in Local Ring theory, and passed my oral exam on Algebraic Number Theory. My mathematics education graduate courses considered research at both the school and undergraduate level. You can find my dissertation under the Publications tab.

For information on NMSU's Department of Mathematical Sciences please click HERE.

My dissertation focused on three areas of research:

1) Logic in proofs from a transition-to-proof course

2) Impasses and how mathematicians overcome them

3) How to combine problem solving and proof

For the Ph.D. at New Mexico State, I passed the 3 required

comprehensive exams in Algebra, Complex Analysis, and Topology, passed the language exam in French using a textbook in Local Ring theory, and passed my oral exam on Algebraic Number Theory. My mathematics education graduate courses considered research at both the school and undergraduate level. You can find my dissertation under the Publications tab.

For information on NMSU's Department of Mathematical Sciences please click HERE.

## Ball State University

I received my B.S. in Mathematics from Ball State University in 2004.

My honors thesis research explored Analytic Number Theory, specifically partition functions. I also published two papers in the first two Ball State Undergraduate Mathematics Exchange journals. You can find the research I published at BSU, including my thesis, under the

For information on BSU's Department of Mathematical Sciences please click HERE.

My honors thesis research explored Analytic Number Theory, specifically partition functions. I also published two papers in the first two Ball State Undergraduate Mathematics Exchange journals. You can find the research I published at BSU, including my thesis, under the

*Publications*tab.For information on BSU's Department of Mathematical Sciences please click HERE.