Department of Mathematics
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
415 EMCS Building (Mail Stop 6956)
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403-2598
Office: 417F EMCS Building
Phone: +1 423 425 4019
Fax: +1 423 425 4586
I work as an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. I came to Chattanooga in August 2011 from Boston College, where I had been on faculty for a little over a year. After finishing graduate school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2007, under the direction of Professor Alexandru Zaharescu, I worked as a visiting assistant professor/post-doctoral faculty at the University of Rochester until June 2010. Professor Steven M. Gonek, my post-doctoral mentor, influenced my reading and helped to direct my thought toward some interesting problems that have preoccupied me in my work. Together, we investigated the zeros of the partial sums of the Riemann zeta-function. Our research is ongoing, as there are gaps in our study that need to be filled and other directions to be explored. During this time, I also studied the distribution of prime numbers with Professor Daniel A. Goldston at San José State University. In December 2010, we resolved how the Hardy-Littlewood prime k-tuple conjecture determines the jumping champions.
Area of Research
My area of research is in number theory. My favorite topics are L-functions, prime numbers and Farey fractions. I also study probability theory, especially random polynomials.
I am dedicated to promoting significant learning experiences among my students. I love learning, teaching mathematics on various levels, and helping students. I am currently teaching
MATH 1950: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
MATH 4300/5300: Mathematics of Interest
In the 2014 fall term, I will be teaching
MATH 1830: Calculus for Management, Life, and Social Sciences
MATH 4130/5130: Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Students can access all my course materials by logging in to the UTC Online system.
I am currently seeking to be more actively involved in the mentoring of young mathematicians.
My graduate student and her research:
Undergraduate students who are interested in working on a capstone project and graduate students who are looking for a thesis adviser are encouraged to contact me. Drop by my office for a chat anytime.
The department has received very generous support from the National Science Foundation to organize and set up a Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site in Differential/Difference Equation Models and Number Theory for the academic years 2013-2015.
In the 2013 REU program, I mentored the following participants in number theory:
Kathryn Crosby (Oral Roberts University)
Jordan Eliseo (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
David Mazowiecki (William Paterson University)
Kathryn, Jordan and David are currently applying for graduate school.
Travel and Meetings
You can find me at the following meetings and conferences:
SERMON 2013, High Point University, High Point, North Carolina, April 13-14, 2013
INTEGERS 2013, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia, October 24-27, 2013
- University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia, July 25, 2014
Links and Miscellany
Here are some of my favorite links:
‘And gladly wolde he lerne, and gladly teche.’
Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales