Control Theory, Mathematics Education, STEM Education
A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics with certification to teach at the secondary level from Tennessee State University in May of 2005. I began my graduate studies in mathematics at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in the fall of 2005 as a National Physical Science Consortium Fellow. I earned a Master of Science degree in Mathematics in May 2008 and completed my PhD in Applied Mathematics in December of 2010. Currently, I am an Assistant Professor at Tennessee State University.
My research area is optimal control theory focusing on fault detection in systems and the title of my dissertation is Active incipient fault detection with multiple simultaneous faults. The goal of my work is to study systems with multiple faults and be able to determine that the faults are occurring before they get too severe.