Associate Professor, Mathematics Department
Office: Z 401
- Educational History
- Professional Experience
I grew up in Alliance, Ohio, two hours southwest of Erie. I joined the Department of Mathematics here at Gannon in 1999 and have recently stepped down as department chair. My wife Kristin and I celebrated our 20th anniversary in the summer of 2012. We have two teenage children and two extremely silly shih tzus.
My biggest claim to fame on campus is probably my appearance as a contestant on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? in 2004. I was also a contestant on Jeopardy! as a graduate student, and I’ve written articles about the mathematics of both shows for Math Horizons. I am fascinated by history and love music from classical to jazz to rock. I am a life-long Cleveland fan who, understandably, will sometimes focus on soccer or hockey, sports with no Cleveland team to let me down. I have been fortunate to do much traveling. Two places particularly special to me are Japan, where my wife once taught English, and the Great Lakes region as a whole. I have lived in Michigan and Ontario and along Minnesota’s Lake Superior shore, so I have seen the lakes from all sides and discovered many wonderful spots along the way.