I am invested in making sure that high-quality educational
resources are accessible to all students. Here are a few
things that I'm involved in.
Accessible mathematical diagrams
I am currently developing software to enable authors to
easily create accessible mathematical diagrams.
Current work is focused on creating tactile mathematical
diagrams for visually-impaired readers. In addition to
developing general tools for tactile mathematical
illustration, I am creating tactile diagrams to accompany
a braille version of Matt Boelkins'
Active Prelude to Calculus.
I belong to the
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
and encourage you to explore these
Profiles of Indigenous Mathematicians.
Indigenous mathematician, I am working to build connections and
provide mathematical opportunities for Indigenous
students that respect Indigenous culture.
I am currently serving as a co-chair of the Broadening
Participation Advisory Committee at
PIC Math and GVSU's applied math capstone
As an outgrowth of the
MAA's PIC Math program,
I helped developed MTH 498, the math department's applied
math capstone course. We have developed a number of
wonderful partnerships with local businesses, governments, and
non-profits. One partnership has been with the
City of Grand Rapids, Michigan
making use of their open data portal
Here are some student projects I have supervised:
Understanding Impacts of Development on the Cost
an exploration of Area Median Income (AMI),
housing affordability, and the role of development
in the displacement of People of Color in some Grand
Grand Rapids Lead Abatement,
recommendations to the City for making effective use
of a $4.2M grant to provide assistance to homeowners
for lead abatement in West Side
Grand Rapids 311 Call Center,
an analysis of calls to the Grand Rapid Customer
Service Department aiming to improve equity in
access to City services. Ongoing.
Parking Revenue in Downtown Grand Rapids,
an analysis of the impact that COVID-19 has had on
parking revenue and projections for future revenue.