Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
Harvey Mudd College
Current teaching interests include linear algebra, abstract algebra,
discrete mathematics, and representation theory. Last year, I taught
three of my favorite courses:
Math 55 (Discrete Mathematics), Math 171 (Abstract Algebra), and Math
198 (Math Forum). This year (2015-2016), I am on sabbatical.
Current research interests include harmonic
analysis on finite groups and algebraic voting theory. I am particularly interested in finding, exploring,
and describing applications of the representation theory of finite
groups with the help of my talented and energetic research students.
If you are an elementary, junior high, or high school teacher in the Los
Angeles area, you might be interested in our popular outreach program
called Pathways. Visit the Pathways homepage to learn more
about who we are, what we do, and why we do it. We would love to
visit your school!
If you are computer science, software engineering, or computational biology major, and you are thinking about studying abroad, check out the Aquincum Institute of Technology (AIT) in Budapest, Hungary. Together with Ran Libeskind-Hadas, I'm one of the AIT North American Co-directors.
If I have agreed to write recommendation letters for you, please
visit my recommendations
page at least two weeks before the first letter is due. Also, please
feel free to chat with me about ways you can make the letter
writing process go smoothly for both you and your letter writers.