Classes for Spring 2013
MAT 225 Discrete Math (Please visit the course website)
MAT 105 Math For Liberal Studies (You must be registered for the course to gain access to the website)
Publications
My research interests are in commutative algebra. Here is a list of my publications.
 Goto Numbers of a Numerical Semigroup Ring and the Gorensteiness of Associated Graded Rings, Communications in Algebra, 35 (2010), no. 6, 20922128.
 A Variation on the MoneyChanging Problem (with James Hamblin and Lenny Jones), American
Mathematical Monthly, 119 (2012), no. 5, 406414.
 Maximal Denumerant of a Numerical Semigroup with Embedding Dimension Less Than Four
(with James Hamblin and Lenny Jones), to appear in Journal of Commutative Algebra.
 The Maximal Denumerant of a Numerical Semigroup (with James Hamblin), Semigroup Forum,
(2012), DOI 10.1007/s0023301294485.
 Knots, Molecules, and the Universe: An Introduction to Topology (with Erica Flapan et. al.), in preparation.
 PseudoCanonical Ideals in Numerical Semigroups (with James Hamblin), in preparation
Recent and Upcoming Talks
 Jan. 2013 University of Rome 1 (Visiting Scholar). The Maximal Denumerant of a Numerical Semigroup.
 Oct. 2012 Shippensburg U. (Math Seminar Series). Developing Your 4D Spatial Visualization Skills.
 Jun. 2012 Vila Real, Portugal (Iberian Meeting on Numerical Semigroups). Filtrations in OneDimensional Analytically Irreducible Noetherian Local Domains.
 Jan. 2011 New Orleans, LA (Joint Math Meetings). Unique MaximalLength Factorization in Numerical Semigroups.
 Nov. 2010 Harrisburg, PA (Pennsylvania Coucil of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference). Jobs, Family, Budgets, and Taxes!
 Apr. 2010 CUNY Graduate Center (Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar). Numerical Semigroups and OneDimensional Rings.
 Mar. 2010 Gettysburg College (Math Seminar Series). Sums of Squares and Unique Factorization.
Some Current Activities
 Vice Chair of the EPaDel section of MAA.
 Reviewer for Zentralblatt Math.
 Chair of the General Education Council AdHoc Capstone Committee
 Member of the New Student Orientation Advisory Committee
 SU Math Department Webmaster
 SU Math Seminar Organizer
 Coorganizer (with my wife, Sarah Bryant) of the SU Annual
Math/Computer Day (invites 50 high schools to compete in math and
computer science events)
The National Science Foundation
GK12 Program
I was a fellow for the NSF GK12 program from 20052006. As a
visiting scientist at a local middle school, I designed and taught
inquirybased lessons along with math and science teachers. The
following lessons plans are available on the Purdue GK12
website.
Caesar
Ciphers: An Introduction to Cryptography
A
Financial Lesson Plan
Other websites
NSF
GK12 program
GK12
program at Purdue
Links
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