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.
The Mathematical Community Working to Create Better (And Free!) Textbooks, a paper I recently wrote for the American Mathematical Monthly.
I am currently developing software to enable authors to easily create accessible mathematical diagrams.
Authoring Web-accessible Mathematical Diagrams, a paper co-authored with Volker Sorge. This paper was awarded the prize for Best Communication Paper at the Web4All 2023 Conference, sponsored by the Association of Computing Machinery.
Authoring Web-accessible Mathematical Diagrams, our video submission to the Accessibility Challenge at the Web4All 2023 conference.
Current work is focused on creating tactile mathematical diagrams for visually-impaired readers. In addition to developing general tools for tactile mathematical illustration, I have created tactile diagrams to accompany a braille version of Matt Boelkins' Active Prelude to Calculus and am now illustrating < Active Calculus.
A recent post on Matt's Active Calculus blog gives some details.
As an 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 SLMath.
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 GRData.
Here are some student projects I have supervised: