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Teaching Experience

    1983 - present.....Professor of Mathematics, Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA
    2001 - 2002........Visiting Professor of Mathematics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    1978 - 1983........Associate Professor of Mathematics, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, USVI
    1975 - 1978........Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Keystone Junior College, La Plume, PA
    1972 - 1975........Mathematics Instructor (pt), Quinebaug Valley Community College, Danielson, CT
    1969 - 1974........Instructor & Teaching Assistant, Mathematics University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

    Recent Awards

      2018 ..... UW Computer Science & Engineering Inspirational Teacher Award (thanks Derek T.)
      2016 ..... Lockwood Foundation Distinguished Faculty Award
      2016 ..... "Exceptional 50" award for 50 people in the first 50 years of Bellevue College
      2014 ..... Washington State Two-Year College Mathematics Lifetime Achievement Award
      2011 ..... Pacific Northwest Section of the Mathematical Association of America Distinguished Teaching Award
      2010 ..... Open Course Library grants to create a free digital textbook for Math 151, 152 and 153 (calculus)
      2010 ..... UW Computer Science & Engineering Inspirational Teacher Award (thanks Maria P.)
      2010 ..... Bellevue College Margin of Excellence Award
      2009 ..... UW Computer Science & Engineering Inspirational Teacher Award (thanks Megan L.)

      Other things I did

        As a student I was a janitor, dishwasher, carpenters apprentice, roofer, paver, ditch digger and general construction laborer. Some of this was actually fun (dynamiting stumps was a blast), but those jobs motivated me to do well in school so I didn't have to be doing them when I was 40 (or 50 or ...).

        I like woodworking, reading and some gardening. I also enjoy learning all sorts of "things" and I have taken classes in welding, glass blowing, black smithing, and even dancing (so I know what it means to try somethg in which I have no talent).

        And I really love to visit foreign countries.

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