M.S., Clemson University; B.A., St. Olaf College; A.A.S., Illinois Central College
Office hours: Tuesday/Thursday 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Other times by appointment
Office: Library Ground, Room G08-C
Phone: (617) 975-9360
As a native of central Illinois, I grew up far away from the hustle of the big city. While attending Saint Olaf College in Minnesota, I spent about five months in a study abroad program in Asia. Much of that time was spent in Chiang Mai, Thailand but I was lucky enough to see Japan, Hong Kong and China as well. For graduate school, I studied Mathematical Sciences at Clemson University in South Carolina. While there, I studied artificial intelligence and my master's project used neural networks to refine astronomical images. Since graduate school I have worked as a defense contractor just outside the Pentagon, taught high school mathematics, been a computer programmer, and loaded trucks for UPS. Every time I have gotten a job outside of academia, however, it draws me back in. Teaching is the best job there is because every semester is different and you always have a captive audience. Outside of school, my hobbies are reading, working on my 1971 VW Bus, and studying tae kwon do. Beginning in the fall of 2011, I have been hosting a one hour show on Emmanuel's radio station, ecradio.org. The show is called Nerd Up! with MC Square and it airs on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm.