Blake Mellor

**Mailing Address**: Loyola Marymount University

University Hall

1 LMU Drive, Suite 2700

Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659

**Phone**: (310) 338-5775

**E-mail**: blake.mellor@lmu.edu

**URL**: http://blakemellor.lmu.build

**Positions Held**

2012-present: Professor
of Mathematics, Loyola Marymount University

2007-2012:
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Loyola Marymount University

2002-2007:
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Loyola Marymount University

1999-2002:
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Honors College, Florida Atlantic
University

**Education**

1999: Ph.D. Mathematics, University of California,
Berkeley

Dissertation: “Finite Type Link Homotopy
Invariants,” under Professor Robion Kirby

1993: B.A. Mathematics, magna cum laude, Harvard
University

Thesis:
“Heegaard Splittings and Casson's
Invariant,” under Professor Clifford Taubes

**Peer-reviewed Papers**

- “Invariants of spatial
graphs,” to appear in
*A Concise Encyclopedia of Knot Theory*, ed. Adams et. al., 2020 - “Graphs admitting only
constant splines,” with Katie Anders, Alissa Crans,
Briana Foster-Greenwood and Julianna Tymoczko,
*Pacific Journal of Mathematics,*vol. 304, no. 2, 2020, pp. 385-400 - “Finite
*n*-quandles of torus and two-bridge links,” with Alissa Crans, Jim Hoste and Patrick Shanahan,*J. Knot Theory Ramif.*, vol. 28, no. 3, 2019 - “Recent Developments
in Spatial Graph Theory,” with E. Flapan, T. Mattman, R. Naimi and R. Nikkuni, in
*Knots, Links, Spatial Graphs and Algebraic Invariants*, ed. E. Flapan et. al.,*Contemporary Mathematics*, vol. 689, 2017, pp. 81-102 - “The Alexander
polynomial for virtual twist knots,” with I. Benioff,
*J. Knot Theory Ramif.*, vol. 26, no. 1, 2017 - “Alexander and writhe
polynomials for virtual knots,”
*J. Knot Theory Ramif.*, vol. 25, no. 8, 2016 - “Colorings,
determinants and Alexander polynomials for spatial graphs,” with T. Kong,
A. Lewald and V. Pigrish,
*J. Knot Theory Ramif.*, vol. 25, no. 4, 2016 - “Topological symmetry
groups of complete bipartite graphs,” with K. Hake and M. Pittluck,
*Tokyo J. Math*, vol. 39, 2016, pp. 133-156 - “The forbidden number
of a knot,” with A. Crans and S. Ganzell,
*Kyungpook**Mathematical Journal*, vol. 55, no. 2, 2015, pp. 485-506 - “The Mathematics of
Symmetry and Attitudes towards Mathematics,” in
*Doing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Mathematics*, ed. C. Bennett and J. Dewar, MAA Notes no. 83, 2015, pp. 157-169 - “Complete bipartite
graphs whose topological symmetry groups are polyhedral,”
*Tokyo J. Math*, vol. 37, no. 1, 2014, pp. 135-158 - “Symmetries of
embedded complete bipartite graphs,” with E. Flapan,
N. Lehle, M. Pittluck
and X. Vongsathorn,
*Fundamenta**Mathematicae*, vol. 226, 2014, pp. 1-16 - “Classification of
topological symmetry groups of
*K*,” with E. Flapan, R. Naimi, and M. Yoshizawa,_{n}*Topology Proceedings*, vol. 43, 2014, pp. 209-233 - “Counting Links and
Knots in Complete Graphs,” with L. Abrams and L. Trott,
*Tokyo J. Math*, vol. 36, no. 2, 2013, pp. 429-458 - “Using tiling theory
to generate angle weaves with beads,” with G. Fisher,
*Journal of Mathematics and the Arts*, vol. 6, no. 4, 2012, pp. 141-158 - “Spatial Graphs with
Local Knots,” with E. Flapan and R. Naimi,
*Revista**Matemática Complutense*, vol. 25, no. 2, 2012, pp. 493-510 (DOI: 10.1007/s13163-011-0072-9) - “Student Surveys: What
Do They Think?” with H. Zullo, K. Cline, et.
al., in
*Teaching Mathematics with Classroom Voting: With and Without Clickers*, ed. K. Cline and H. Zullo, Mathematical Association of America, 2011 - “Complete graphs whose
topological symmetry groups are polyhedral,” with E. Flapan and R. Naimi,
*Algebraic and Geometric Topology*, vol. 11, 2011, pp. 1405-1433 - “Drawing a triangle on
the Thurston model of hyperbolic space,” with C. Bennett and P. Shanahan,
*Math. Mag.*, vol. 83, 2010, pp. 83-99 - “Counting Links in
Complete Graphs,” with T. Fleming,
*Osaka J. Math.*, vol. 46, 2009, pp. 1-29 - “Intrinsic
linking and knotting are arbitrarily complex,” with E. Flapan and R. Naimi,
*Fundamenta**Mathematicae*, vol. 201, no. 2, 2008, pp. 131-148 - “Tree Diagrams for
String Links II: Determining Chord Diagrams,”
*J. Knot Theory Ramif.*, vol. 17, no. 6, 2008, pp. 649-664 - “Weight Systems for
Milnor Invariants,”
*J. Knot Theory Ramif.*, vol. 17, no. 2, 2008, pp. 213-230 - “Virtual Spatial
Graphs,” with T. Fleming,
*Kobe J. Math.*, vol. 24, no. 2, 2007, pp. 67-85 - “An Introduction to
Virtual Spatial Graph Theory,” with T. Fleming, in
*Proceedings of the International Workshop on Knot Theory for Scientific Objects*, OCAMI Studies, Vol. 1 (A. Kawauchi, editor), Osaka Municipal Universities Press, 2007 - “Three
dimensional finite point groups and the symmetries of beaded
beads,” with G. Fisher,
*Journal of Mathematics and the Arts*, vol. 1, no. 2, 2007, pp. 85-96 - “Intrinsic Linking and
Knotting in Virtual Spatial Graphs,” with T. Fleming,
*Algebr**. Geom. Topol.*, vol. 7, 2007, pp. 583-601 - “Tree Diagrams for
String Links,”
*J. Knot Theory Ramif.*, vol. 15, no. 10, 2006, pp. 1303-1318 - “Intrinsic linking and
knotting of graphs in arbitrary 3-manifolds,” with E. Flapan,
H. Howards and D. Lawrence,
*Algebr**. Geom. Topol.*, vol. 6, 2006, pp. 1025-1035 - “Intersection Graphs
for String Links,”
*J. Knot Theory Ramif.*, vol. 15, no. 1, 2006, pp. 53-72 - “On the Topology of
Celtic Knot Designs,” with G. Fisher,
*Proceedings of the 7*, 2004 (also in^{th}Annual BRIDGES Conference*Visual Mathematics*, vol. 7, no. 1, 2005) - “A few weight systems
arising from intersection graphs,”
*Michigan Math. J.*, vol. 51, no. 3, 2003, pp. 509-536 - “A geometric
interpretation of Milnor's triple invariants,” with P. Melvin,
*Algebr**. Geom. Topol.*, vol. 3, 2003, pp. 557-568 - “On the existence of
finite type link homotopy invariants,” with D.
Thurston,
*J. Knot Theory Ramif.*, vol. 10, no. 7, 2001, pp. 1025-1040 - “Finite Type Link Homotopy Invariants II: Milnor's invariants,”
*J. Knot Theory Ramif.,*vol. 9, no. 6, 2000, pp. 735-758 - “Finite Type Link
Concordance Invariants,”
*J. Knot Theory Ramif.,*vol. 9, no. 3, 2000, pp. 367-385 - “The Intersection
Graph Conjecture for Loop Diagrams,”
*J. Knot Theory Ramif.*, vol. 9, no. 2, 2000, pp. 187-211 - “Finite Type Link Homotopy Invariants,”
*J. Knot Theory Ramif.*, vol. 8, no. 6, 1999, pp. 773-787

**Other Papers and Articles**

- Review of
*Viewpoints: Mathematical Perspective and Fractal Geometry in Art,*by Marc Frantz and Annalisa Crannell,*Journal of Mathematics and the Arts*, vol. 5, no. 4, 2011, pp. 221-222 - “The Exhibition of Mathematical Art at the 2008 Joint
Mathematics Meetings,”
*Journal of Mathematics and the Arts*, vol. 2, no. 1, 2008, pp. 39-45

**Preprints**

- “Finite involutory quandles of two-bridge links with an axis,” 2019,
*arXiv:1912.11465* - “Virtual Rational
Tangles,” with Sean Nevin, 2018,
*arXiv:1805.12072*

**Grants and Awards**

Honorary
Service Award, La Ballona Elementary School PTA, 2018

Recognizes
articles of expository excellence published in *Mathematics Magazine*.
Awarded for “Drawing a triangle on the Thurston model of hyperbolic
space,” with C. Bennett and P. Shanahan.

“Topological
symmetries and intrinsic properties of graphs embedded in 3-space”

CASTL Institute Scholar, 2005

LMU Summer Research Grant, 2003

NSF Grant DUE-0088211, 2001-2004, Co-PI, $187,054

“Discovery
Based Science and Math in an Environmental Context”

Florida Atlantic University Research Initiation Award,
#RIA-19, 2000

Project NExT Fellow,
1999-2000

Department of Education National Needs Fellowship,
1993-1994

**Conference Presentations and Panels and
Seminar/Colloquium Talks**

1. “Virtual Rational Tangles,” Joint
Mathematics Meetings, Denver, January 2020

2. “Finite quandles
of knots, links and graphs,” AMS Western Sectional Meeting, UC Riverside,
November 2019

3. “Alexander polynomials of Spatial
Graphs and Virtual Knots,” MathFest, Chicago, July
2017 (Invited Talk)

4. “Using a Livescribe
smartpen to flip Precalculus,” Teaching with
Technology Day, Loyola Marymount University, April 10, 2015

5. “Coloring Spatial Graphs,”
International Workshop on Spatial Graphs 2013, Tokyo Christian Women’s
University, Tokyo, Japan, August 14, 2013

6. “Coloring Spatial Graphs,”
Spatial Graphs Conference, Loyola Marymount University, June 9, 2013

7. “Flipping Precalculus,” Teaching
with Technology Day, Loyola Marymount University, January 18, 2013

8. “Intrinsic Properties of Spatial
Graphs,” The Undergraduate Knot Theory Conference, Denison University, July 16,
2012 (Invited Talk)

9. “Topological Symmetry Groups of
Complete Graphs,” Joint Mathematics Meetings, Boston, January 4, 2012

10. “Topological Symmetry Groups of
Complete Graphs,” USC Mathematics Colloquium, January 19, 2011 (Invited Talk)

11. “Topological Symmetry Groups of
Complete Graphs,” International Workshop on Spatial Graphs 2010, Waseda University, Tokyo, August 17-21, 2010

12. “Intrinsic linking and knotting
are arbitrarily complex,” 1039^{th} meeting of the AMS, Claremont
McKenna College, May 4-5, 2008 (Invited Talk)

13. “How Does a Course in the
Mathematics of Symmetry Affect Students in the Liberal Arts?,” MAA MathFest, San
Jose, August 2007

14. “Mathematics of Symmetry, an
Experimental Core Mathematics Course,” BIRS Workshop on Innovations in
Mathematics Education via the Arts, Banff, Canada, January 22, 2007

15. “Multiple Facets of Quantitative
Literacy,” International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning,
November 9, 2006 (panel presentation with Jacqueline Dewar, Curtis Bennett,
Suzanne Larson and Thomas Zachariah)

16. “Mathematics of Symmetry, an
Experimental Core Mathematics Course,” LMU Center for Teaching Excellence,
October 26, 2006

17. “Intrinsic linking and knotting
in virtual spatial graphs,” USC Geometry and Topology Seminar, April 17, 2006
(Invited Talk)

18. “Intrinsically linked and knotted
graphs,” Claremont Mathematics Colloquium, February 22, 2006 (Invited Talk)

19. “Weight systems for Milnor
invariants,” Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, January 11-15, 2006

20. “Intrinsic Linking and Knotting
in Virtual Spatial Graphs,” Claremont Topology Seminar, November 29, 2005
(Invited Talk)

21. “Surviving the First Few Years in
an Academic Job,” Panel discussion, Southern California section meeting of the
MAA, October 8, 2005 (Invited Participant)

22. “Effects of Core Classes on
Attitudes and Beliefs towards Mathematics,” CASTL Institute, Columbia College,
Chicago, June 9-11, 2005 (Institute Scholar)

23. “Knots and Graphs,” Guest Lecture
at UCLA, February 2005

24. “Knots and Graphs,” LMU Math
Dept. Seminar, February 2005

25. “On the Topology of Celtic Knot
Designs,” 7^{th} Annual BRIDGES Conference, Southwestern College,
Winfield, KS, July 30-August 1, 2004 (with Gwen Fisher, Cal Poly San Luis
Obispo)

26. “An Overview of
Robertson-Seymour-Thomas,” International Workshop on
Knots and Links in a Spatial Graph, Waseda
University, Tokyo, July 20-28, 2004

27. “Collaborative Learning in
Calculus I,” PMET Workshop, SUNY Oswego, NY, June 2004

28. “The Topology of Celtic Knot
Designs,” MAA Session on Math and the Arts, Joint Mathematics Meetings,
Phoenix, January 7-10, 2004 (with Gwen Fisher, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo)

29. “Discovery-based Science and
Mathematics in an Environmental Context,” MAA Poster Session on Projects
supported by the NSF DUE, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Phoenix, January 7-10,
2004 (with Stephanie Fitchett, Honors College, Florida Atlantic University)

30. “Intersection Graphs for String
Links,” 991^{st} meeting of the AMS, University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill, October 24-25, 2003 (Invited Talk)

31. “Discovery-based Science and
Mathematics in an Environmental Context,” MAA Poster Session on Projects
supported by the NSF DUE, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Baltimore, January 17,
2003 (with Stephanie Fitchett, Honors College, Florida Atlantic University)

32. “To Have or Have Knot,”
Mathematics Colloquium, California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo,
November 8, 2002 (Invited Talk)

33. “Finite type invariants and
intersection graphs,” Claremont Colleges Topology Seminar, October 29, 2002
(Invited Talk)

34. “Seifert Surfaces and Milnor's
Invariants,” 965^{th} meeting of the AMS, UNLV, Las Vegas, April 21-22,
2001 (Invited Talk)

35. “On the existence of finite type
link homotopy invariants,” Joint Mathematics
Meetings, New Orleans, January 10-13, 2001

36. “A geometric interpretation of ,” 959^{th} meeting of the AMS, Columbia
University, New York, November 3-5, 2000

37. “Three weight systems arising
from intersection graphs,” AMS Mathematical Challenges of the 21^{st}
Century, UCLA, August 7-12, 2000

38. “Topological Psychology,” MAA Mathfest, UCLA, August 3-5, 2000

39. “Intersection graphs and finite
type invariants,” Workshop on Low-Dimensional Topology, University of Warwick
(UK), July 10-21, 2000

40. “Finite Type Link Homotopy Invariants,” 949^{th} meeting of the AMS,
UNC Charlotte, October 15-17, 1999

**Conferences Organized**

1. International Workshop on Spatial
Graphs 2013, Tokyo Christian Women’s University, Tokyo, Japan, August 2013
(Co-organizer)

2. Conference on Spatial Graphs, Loyola
Marymount University, June 2013 (Co-organizer)

3. International Workshop on Spatial
Graphs 2010, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, August
2010 (Co-organizer)

4. Southern California Student
Conference on Spatial Graphs, Caltech, April 2009 (Co-organizer)

5. Building a Community
Partnership: Collaborations in
Environmental Science, Education and Conservation, Honors College, FAU,
Jupiter, FL, July 2001 (Co-organizer)

**Conference Sessions Organized**

- Special Session on
Invariants of Knots and Spatial Graphs, AMS Western Sectional Meeting, UC
Riverside, November 9-10, 2019 (Co-organizer)
- Special Session on
Spatial Graphs, AMS Western Sectional Meeting, CSU Fullerton, October
24-25, 2015 (Co-organizer)
- “Linking Mathematics
with Other Disciplines,” MAA Session, Joint Mathematics Meetings,
Baltimore, January 18, 2003 (Co-organizer)
- Panel on “Strategies
for Mathematics for Liberal Arts,” Project NExT,
UCLA, August 3, 2000

**Other Conferences and Workshops Attended**

- Joint Mathematics
Meetings, San Diego, CA, January 2018
- ICERM Research
Experiences for Undergraduate Faculty (REUF), Providence, RI, June 2017
- Math Circle Mentorship
and Partnership Workshop, Denver, CO, September 2016
- Joint Mathematics
Meetings, San Diego, CA, January 2013
- Joint Mathematics
Meetings, San Francisco, CA, January 2010
- Joint Mathematics
Meetings, San Diego, CA, January 2008
- Park City Mathematics
Institute, Park City, UT, June 2006
- MAA PMET workshop,
Asilomar, CA, June 2006
- Southern California
Topology Conference, Caltech, May 2004
- ISAMA-BRIDGES,
Granada, Spain, July 23-26 2003
- MAA PMET workshop,
SUNY Potsdam, June 8-19 2003
- Southern California Topology
Conference, Caltech, May 2003
- Joint Mathematics
Meetings, San Diego, January 2002
- Project Intermath Curriculum Workshop, Carroll College,
Helena, MT, June 2001
- Georgia International
Topology Conference, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, May 2001
- 31
^{st}Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Computing, Florida Atlantic University, March 2000 - Joint AMS/MAA/SIAM
Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 2000
- MAA Mathfest, Providence, R.I., July 1999
- Joint AMS/MAA/SIAM
Meeting, San Antonio, TX, January 1999
- Kirbyfest, MSRI, UC Berkeley, June 1998
- Joint AMS/MAA/SIAM
Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 1998

**Teaching Experience **((IS) indicates independent
study)

**Theses Directed**

Riley Smith, “Finite quandles
for knots, links and spatial graphs,” Senior Thesis, May 2020 (expected)

Alec Lewald, “Colorings and
Alexander Polynomials for Spatial Graphs,” Senior Thesis, May 2014

Kate Hake, “Topological Symmetry Groups of Complete
Bipartite Graphs,” Senior Thesis, May 2012

Katrina Freitag, “Cycling through Crystals: A Spatial
Analysis of Human Body Movement,” Senior Thesis, May 2012

Lowell Trott, “Gordian: A Mathematical Tool for Spatial Graph
Characterization,” Senior Thesis, May 2008

Katie Williams, “Constructivist Perspectives on
Problem Solving,” MAT Thesis, July 2006

**Loyola Marymount University **

Honors 250 Mathematics of Symmetry (Spring 2015)

Math 102 Quantitative Skills for the Modern World
(Fall 2005; Fall 2008; Spring 2016)

Math 106 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I (Fall,
2017)

Math 112 Math Analysis for Business II (Spring 2004;
Spring 2005)

Math 120 Precalculus (Fall 2008; Fall 2010; Fall 2011;
Fall 2012; Spring 2013; Fall 2014; Fall 2017)

Math 190 Workshop in Mathematics I (Fall 2014)

Math 131 Calculus I (Fall 2002; Fall, 2003; Fall 2006;
Fall 2016)

Math 132 Calculus II (Fall 2018)

Math 198 Mathematics of Symmetry (Spring 2006; Spring
2010; Spring 2013)

Math 207 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II
(Spring 2017)

Math 234 Multivariable Calculus (Spring 2008; Fall
2013; Fall 2019)

Math 245 Differential Equations (Spring 2003)

Math 248 Introduction to Proofs (Spring 2004; Fall
2007)

Math 250 Linear Algebra (Spring 2005; Spring 2006;
Spring 2012; Spring 2014; Spring 2015)

Math 285 Discrete Mathematics for Engineering (Spring
2007)

Math 302 Mathematical Ideas for Future Teachers II
(Spring 2005; Spring 2006)

Math 321 Real Analysis (Fall 2010; Fall 2011; Fall
2019)

Math 357 Complex Analysis (Spring 2016)

Math 366 Discrete Methods (Spring 2003; Spring 2012;
Spring 2018; Fall 2018 (IS); Spring 2019)

Math 397 Putnam Preparation (co-taught) (Fall 2002-present)

Math 398 Elements of Group Theory (Spring 2017)

Math 471 Topology (Spring 2007; Spring 2008 (IS); Spring
2011; Fall 2016 (IS); Fall 2017 (IS))

Math 473 Differential Geometry (Fall 2003; Fall 2005;
Spring 2018 (IS))

Math 491 Senior Seminar (Spring 2020)

Math 493 Senior Capstone for Future Teachers (Fall
2005; Fall 2006; Fall 2013)

Math 550 Fundamental Concepts of Geometry (Fall 2007;
Fall 2009; Fall 2012; Fall 2017 (IS))

Math 598 Transformational Geometry (Spring 2014)

Math 599 Algebraic Topology (Spring 2018 (IS))

**Honors College, Florida Atlantic
University**

Symmetry (Spring, 2002)

Statistics (Fall, 2001)

Precalculus (Fall, 2000; Fall, 2001)

Calculus I (Spring, 2000; Spring, 2001)

Calculus II (Fall, 2000; Spring, 2002)

Calculus II for Physics (Spring, 2001)

Matrix Theory (Fall, 1999)

Discrete Mathematics (Spring, 2001)

Mathematical Reasoning (Spring, 2000 (IS))

Topology and Psychology (Spring, 2000; co-taught with
Kevin Lanning)

Introduction to Programming in C (Fall, 1999)

Scientific Writing (Fall, 1999)

**University of California, Berkeley**

Multivariable Calculus (Summer 1997)

Co-Instructor for undergraduate seminar on
low-dimensional topology (Spring 1997)

Teaching Assistant for Calculus, Linear Algebra,
Discrete Mathematics, Differentiable Manifolds (graduate course)

**Professional Service**

Graded
AP Calculus Exams, 2008

Referee for various journals

Proposal
reviewer for the National Science Foundation

Reviewer
for Mathematical Reviews

**Community Service**

La Ballona Elementary Math
Circle, 2016-present

Assisted with 8^{th} grade Science Fair
projects at Whaley Middle School, Compton, January-February 2005

**University Service: Loyola Marymount
University**

**University
Service**

Committee on Rank and Tenure, 2017-present; Chair
2018-present

·
Academic Affairs Policy Committee, 2019-present

EEO Hearing Panelist, 2017-present

University Teacher Education Committee, 2008-2015,
2019-present

Core
Curriculum Committee

·
Approval Subcommittee for FYS/Rhetorical Arts and Information Literacy,
2016-2017

· University Core Curriculum
Committee, 2006-2015; Chair 2009-2011, 2013-2015

· Core-4 Advisory Group, 2014-2015

· Academic Affairs Policy
Committee, 2014-2015

· Core Implementation Task Force, 2011-2013

· Chair of Quantitative Reasoning
Course Criteria Working Group, 2011-2012

· Chair of Foundations Course
Approval Subcommittee, 2012-2015

· Member of Core Curriculum
Steering Group, 2012-2013

·
Faculty Senate, 2005-2008

MaSTeP Committee, 2006-2015

Trustee Committee (Student Life), 2008-2011

Academic
Leadership Workshop Planning Committee, 2007

Organizer
of Junior Faculty Seminar (aka Cub Club), 2004-2007

Valedictorian
Committee, 2002-2006

**College Service**

Merit Normalization Task Force, 2017

Continuing Faculty Grant Committee, 2015 (Chair)

Seaver College Faculty Development Committee (a.k.a. Third-Year
Review Committee), 2012-2015; Chair 2014-2015

Seaver College representative to Advisory Board for
Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Program, 2008-2015

Internal Grants Committee, 2012

Secondary Science Education Task Force, 2011 (Chair)

Science
and Engineering Community Outreach Program (SECOP), 2007 and 2008

**Department
Service**

Putnam
Team Advisor, 2002-present

Curriculum/Scheduling
Committee, 2019-present

Teacher Education Committee, 2005-present; Chair
2005-2011, 2012-2014, 2019-present

Secondary
Teacher Preparation Program Director for Mathematics, 2007-2015, 2019-present

Sophomore
Scholarship Committee, 2014-2019

Scheduling
Committee, 2012-2013, 2018-2019

Hiring
Committee, 2012-2013, 2017-2018 (Chair)

Curriculum
Committee, 2002-2004, 2005-2007, 2007-2008, 2016-2017 (Chair)

Assessment
Committee, 2010-2014

Task
Force Beta (revising math major), 2014

Peer
Review Committee, 2011-2012 (Chair)

Clinical
Faculty Hiring Committee, 2010-2011 (Chair)

Program
at Large Committee (revising math major), 2010

Teaching
Assistants Committee, 2008

Math
Dept. Education Liaison Committee, 2005

**Advising
Student Groups**

Faculty
Advisor for LMU Mixed Martial Arts Club, 2012-present

Faculty
Advisor for LMU Swing and Ballroom Club, 2004-2006

Math
Club Advisor, 2002-2005

**University Service: Honors College,
Florida Atlantic University**

Bylaws
Committee (Chair), 2001-2002

Presiding
Officer, Honors College Faculty Assembly, 2000-01

Screening
Committee for Undergraduate Teaching Award (Chair), 2000-01

FAU
Committee for Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2000-01

Faculty
Committee (Chair), Fall 1999

Admissions
Committee (Chair), 1999-2000

Promotions
and Tenure Guidelines Committee, 1999-2002

Academic
Affairs and Student Life Committee, 1999-2001

Search
Committee for Mathematics, 1999-2000 (Chair), 2000-01

Search
Committee for Physics (Chair), 1999-2000

Search
Committee for French, 1999-2000

FAU
Faculty Council (alternate), 1999-2000

**Languages**: French, German.

**Computer Languages**: BASIC, Pascal, LISP, C, C++, Java, Unix

**Professional Memberships**

American Mathematical Society

Mathematical Association of America

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics