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Do not attempt to be a passive learner, be an active learner. Seek out help when you need it. Don't be shy about asking for assistance.
What area do you teach?
Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Discrete Mathematics, Graph Theory, Combinatorics
B.A. in Mathematics from Eastern Illinois University
M.A. in Mathematics from Eastern Illinois University
Ph.D. in Mathematics from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Your philosophy of teaching:
I like to use a student oriented approach to teaching. After covering the core lesson, I like to ask students what questions they have and what exercises they would like to cover.
Why did you decide to teach?
I enjoy the conferral of knowledge from one generation to the next.
I am one of the main organizers of the IL-MO Regional Undergraduate Mathematics Conference.
I have recently been invited to be a speaker at a special session on Zero Forcing numbers.
I won the Outstanding Ph.D. Teaching Assistant Award when at SIUC.
Organization with which you are involved
I am the faculty advisor for Math Club.
Most Recent/Notable Published Work
Schwartz, Andrew. (2018). Matchable Trees: Distance Distribution. Congressus Numerantium.
Best advice for students
My best advice is to get involved in the learning process. Do not attempt to be a passive learner, be an active learner. Seek out help when you need it. Don't be shy about asking for assistance.