|2006||Certificate of Continuing Education in Local History||University of Cambridge|
|1990||Master of Science (with distinction) in Mathematical Computation||Queen Mary University of London|
|1986||Master of Science in Applied Mathematics||University of Washington|
|1984||Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) in Mathematics||Whitman College|
|1980||Diploma (valedictorian)||Sandpoint High School|
- Member of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (2020)
- Member of Phi Beta Kappa (1984)
- Member of the Society for the History of Astronomy (2023)
Web Site Design and Maintenance
|2010–2015||Webmaster||Maple Surgery Patient Participation Group|
|2004–2006||Webmaster||School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London|
|1999–2000||Web Site Designer||Solar System Dynamics|
|1996–2010||Webmaster||Selkirk Striders Volkssport Club|
|1996–1997||Web Site Designer||EuroPACE 2000: Topics of Modern Cosmology|
|1996–2006||Webmaster||Astronomy 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.
|1997–1998||Mathematics Teaching Assistant||Queen Mary University of London|
|1992–1996||Computing Laboratory Assistant||Queen Mary University of London|
|1992||Lecturer in Computer Science||Eastern Washington University|
|1991–1992||Lecturer in Mathematics||Community Colleges of Spokane|
|1991||Lecturer in Mathematics||Gonzaga University|
|1987–1988||Lecturer in Mathematics||Gonzaga University|
|1986–1989||Lecturer in Computer Science and Mathematics||Community Colleges of Spokane|
|1985–1986||Mathematics Teaching Assistant||University of Washington|
|1983–1984||Planetarium Lecturer||Whitman College|
|1981–1984||Astronomy Laboratory Assistant||Whitman 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
|1979–1986||Dental Assistant||Richard R. Neuder, DDS|
|1977–1986||Assistant Organist||First 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.
- 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)