About Me

I am an assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. My primary area of research is graph theory, with a particular interest in structural problems concerning the immersion relation.

I graduated with a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Auburn University in August 2023. My research advisor was Dr. Jessica McDonald, and my dissertation is titled “Containment Relations and Line Graphs.” Prior to this, I completed an M.S. in Computational Mathematics at Duquesne University in May 2016 under the supervision of Dr. Karl Wimmer. My undergraduate education was at Carnegie Mellon University, where I earned a B.S. in Mathematical Sciences in May 2014.

When I have the time, I greatly enjoy both solving and setting Sudoku variant puzzles. All of the puzzles I have created are featured under the Sudoku Puzzles tab on this site. I have also been playing the guitar for nearly 20 years. If I record any music in the future, it’ll be featured here as well!

I am an avid reader and love visiting used bookstores to add to my collection. My favorite authors include Cormac McCarthy, Italo Calvino, and Toni Morrison. I am also greatly into the science fiction and fantasy genres, with Steven Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen series being my favorite series in all of fiction. And if I am really looking to unwind, I turn to video games. You’ll most commonly find me playing action RPGs such as Bloodborne and Elden Ring.