I started Rose as a math and computer science major, but quickly found I enjoyed math more. I took every math
course I could at Rose, plus several independent studies. More than half the courses I took at Rose were math! I was
fortunate to have two research experiences:
one in Duluth working on graph theory and group theory, and one with Dr. Gary Sherman at Rose working on cwatsets.
I knew I wanted to continue my education, and ended up attending Cornell University, where they
gave me a generous stipend. I had originally planned to study Topology, but switched my specialty to
Probability. My strong mathematical background allowed me to finish graduate school in 4 years. Despite the cold
weather there (it snowed in May!), I appreciated the cosmopolitan atmosphere and the beautiful scenery of the area.
After graduating from Cornell, my girlfriend and I both got jobs teaching at Stetson University in Deland,
Florida. We now comprise 2 of the 7 mathematicians in our department. We are expected to teach a wide variety
of undergraduate math courses, and mentor seniors in their own research. I am currently doing research in game theory and
combinatorial geometry. We very much enjoy the professorial lifestyle (summers off!) and the warm Florida weather.