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Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Davidson College, Davidson, NC 28035

Office: Chambers 3040
Phone: 704-894-2317
E-Mail:

Pronouns: he / him / his

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Davidson College in Davidson, NC. Prior to my appointment at Davidson, I received my Ph.D. in mathematics from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA, specializing in enumerative and algebraic combinatorics.

I grew up in Montgomery County, MD and attended Goucher College in Baltimore, MD for my undergraduate studies. Goucher is a small liberal arts college like Davidson, and I am thrilled to have returned to a liberal arts college as faculty.

As an educator, my style of teaching allows my students to be active participants in their own learning. I am interested in the role of social identity in the mathematics classroom, and I aim to instill self-confidence in my students and to foster a sense of belonging.

My hobbies outside of mathematics include listening to music, playing guitar, trying new food, and watching NBA basketball. I enjoy hearing people talk about things that they are passionate about and learning from the lived experiences of those from different backgrounds.

Recent News:
  • 01/19: I will be attending the 2019 Joint Mathematics Meetings where I will be co-organizing a Project NExT session on mentoring undergraduate research.
  • 11/18: I gave an invited talk at the Clemson Algebra and Discrete Mathematics Seminar.
  • 08/18: I attended MAA MathFest 2018 as part of the 2018 Project NExT cohort.
  • 07/18: I presented a contributed poster at FPSAC 2018.
  • 07/18: My paper "Shuffle-compatible descent statistics and quotients of quasisymmetric functions" was published in the Séminaire Lotharingien de Combinatoire.
  • 07/18: I gave a contributed talk at Permutation Patterns 2018.
  • 07/18: I joined Davidson College as Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science.
  • 05/18: My paper "Shuffle-compatible permutation statistics" was published in the Advances in Mathematics.
  • 05/18: I graduated with my Ph.D. in mathematics from Brandeis University.
  • 04/18: I gave an invited talk at the USC Combinatorics Seminar.
  • 04/18: I gave an invited talk at the UCSD Combinatorics Seminar.