Will Mentor: Doctoral students, Pre-doctoral students
Areas of Expertise
After a year of college, I dropped out and traveled the country a bit before working construction. I soon decided that more education would be a good idea. After college, I joined the Peace Corps and taught mathematics in a high school in Togo, West Africa. Thereafter, I knew I wanted to study more mathematics. Graduate school began slowly, as there is quite a gap between high school mathematics and first year graduate material. I made it through and found that I really loved both teaching mathematics and doing research. I had a short post-doc in Australia and then made my way to Oregon State University. I am expecting my sixth and seventh PhD students to graduate this year; they are working on algebraic aspects of geometric gadgets that are of interest in dynamics.