2006Certificate of Continuing Education in Local HistoryUniversity of Cambridge
1990Master of Science (with distinction) in Mathematical ComputationQueen Mary University of London
1986Master of Science in Applied MathematicsUniversity of Washington
1984Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) in MathematicsWhitman College
1980Diploma (valedictorian)Sandpoint High School



Web Site Design and Maintenance

2010–2015WebmasterMaple Surgery Patient Participation Group
2004–2006WebmasterSchool of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London
1999–2000Web Site DesignerSolar System Dynamics
1996–2010WebmasterSelkirk Striders Volkssport Club
1996–1997Web Site DesignerEuroPACE 2000: Topics of Modern Cosmology
1996–2006WebmasterAstronomy Unit, Queen Mary University of London

At Queen Mary University of London, I was responsible for the maintenance of the Astronomy Unit’s web site and the content of the pages, including an index to hundreds of external astronomy-related links and the Unit’s publications lists, all of which were researched and checked regularly. In addition, I advised members of the Unit on web-related issues.

I also spent two years reorganising, redesigning and maintaining the web site for the School of Mathematical Sciences.

I designed and constructed the Topics of Modern Cosmology web site for EuroPACE 2000, a European consortium of universities and their partners in education. The web site was situated in Belgium but was designed in England. All consultations with the EuroPACE 2000 managers took place via email.

Solar System Dynamics by Carl Murray and Stanley Dermott is the first comprehensive textbook on the subject. I designed and constructed the accompanying web site which provides readers of the book with access to a large collection of resources, including animations and Mathematica® notebooks.

Teaching Experience

1997–1998Mathematics Teaching AssistantQueen Mary University of London
1992–1996Computing Laboratory AssistantQueen Mary University of London
1992Lecturer in Computer ScienceEastern Washington University
1991–1992Lecturer in MathematicsCommunity Colleges of Spokane
1991Lecturer in MathematicsGonzaga University
1987–1988Lecturer in MathematicsGonzaga University
1986–1989Lecturer in Computer Science and MathematicsCommunity Colleges of Spokane
1985–1986Mathematics Teaching AssistantUniversity of Washington
1983–1984Planetarium LecturerWhitman College
1981–1984Astronomy Laboratory AssistantWhitman College

As a university lecturer, I was responsible for planning and executing class lectures; assigning and grading coursework; creating, invigilating, and grading examinations; and dealing with everyday administrative details. In addition to my lecturing duties, I supervised the Mathematics Learning Center at Spokane Falls Community College, a facility for self-paced learning and college-wide mathematics tutorials. At Gonzaga University I served on the textbook selection committee and was instrumental in writing the mathematics placement test for incoming freshmen.

At Queen Mary University of London, I prepared and delivered the Bridging Course mathematics lectures for incoming first-year chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and physics students. I also spent four years assisting mathematics undergraduates in their first-year computing courses. Both FORTRAN and Maple were used in these laboratories. I gave lectures and operated regular office hours as a mathematics teaching assistant at University of Washington. I was also responsible for grading final examinations. In the Whitman College planetarium, I prepared and delivered educational planetarium shows to both students and the general public. This involved both research and operating the planetarium equipment. As an astronomy laboratory assistant, I was responsible for the operation of the college’s telescopes during student observing runs.

Other Positions of Responsibility

1979–1986Dental AssistantRichard R. Neuder, DDS
1977–1986Assistant OrganistFirst Presbyterian Church, Sandpoint, Idaho

As assistant organist at First Presbyterian Church, I led the musical portion of worship services. I also composed choral music to be performed by the chancel choir. During my tenure as a dental assistant, I assisted in all chair-side procedures, including oral surgery. My duties also included working in the office dental laboratory, taking and developing X-rays, keeping track of the inventory and ordering medical supplies, and maintaining the office procedures manual. I assisted in reception duties as needed.

Computer Experience

  • Document design in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML 3.2, HTML 4.01, HTML 5, XHTML 1.0) and Cascading Style Sheets, and computer typesetting in TeX
  • Fluent in FORTRAN 77 with some familiarity with later versions of the language; prior experience with C, Maple, Modula-2, Pascal, Prolog and Reduce
  • Experience in Unix and Linux operating systems
  • Experience using serial and parallel computers (ICL DAP, Intel Hypercube, University of Washington Blue Chip project)