Presentations
 Actuarial Mathematics Student Meeting,
September 6, 2023
 2023 Pi Mu Epsilon Induction,
May 2, 2023
 Actuarial Mathematics Student Meeting,
January 24, 2023
 Actuarial Math Club: Actuarial Course Sequencing and Professional Exams,
February 17, 2022
 Actuarial Mathematics Student Meeting,
September 30, 2021
 COF Meeting,
September 13, 2019
 Actuarial Mathematics Student Meeting,
August 27, 2019
 Arts and Sciences Advising Staff Meeting,
February 1, 2019
 COF Meeting,
September 10, 2018
 Actuarial Mathematics Student Meeting,
August 28, 2018
 Actuarial Mathematics Student Meeting,
January 25, 2018
 Upcoming Conferences,
Kent State University Undergraduate Mathematics Club, January 25, 2017
 Make the Math Club Great Again! The Mathematics of Democratic Voting,
Kent State University Undergraduate Mathematics Club, April 14, 2016
 Who Should be the Next Math Club President? The Mathematics of Democratic Voting,
Pi Mu Epsilon Richard A. Good Lecture, Duquesne University, March 21, 2016
 He Shoots, He Scores! Simpson's Paradox in KSU Basketball Field Goal Statistics,
Pi Mu Epsilon Richard A. Good Lecture, Kansas State University, April 17, 2015
 How to give a good short talk using LaTeX and beamer
Math Club, February 10, 2015
 Applications of the ArtinHasse exponential to finite algebra groups,
XXXII OSUDenison Mathematics Conference, THE Ohio State University, May 11, 2014
 That's Just the Way We Roll: Probability Distributions for Nonstandard Dice,
Pi Mu Epsilon Induction Ceremony, Cleveland State University, May 1, 2014
 Adapting liberal arts mathematics handson activities to a largelecture format,
MAA Session on Projects, Demonstrations, and Activities that Engage Liberal Arts Mathematics Students
Joint Mathematics Meetings,
Baltimore, MD, January 2014
 A powerseries description of strong subgroups of finite algebra groups
(preliminary report),
2011 Zassenhaus Group Theory Conference,
Towson University, May 2011
 Some subgroups of finite algebra groups: normalizers of algebra subgroups
(preliminary report),
Special Session on Groups, Representations, and Characters,
Fall Central Section Meeting of the American Mathematical Society,
Notre Dame University, Nov 2010
 Transforming LER Courses: Enhancing Learning Outcomes,
Refereed Roundtable Discussion,
Celebrating College Teaching Conference, University Teaching Council,
Kent State University, Oct 2009
 A Pilot of Mathematics for Business Decisions,
Poster Session,
Celebrating College Teaching Conference, University Teaching Council,
Kent State University, Oct 2004

Simpson's Paradox in college basketball shooting statistics,
Advances in Recreational Mathematics Session,
Mathematical Association of America MathFest, Boulder, CO, Jul 2003
 Normalizers of algebra subgroups,
XXIVth Ohio StateDenison Mathematics Conference, Granville, OH, May 1998
 Normalizers of algebra subgroups (preliminary report),
American Mathematical Society Group Theory Session,
1998 Joint Mathematics Meetings, Baltimore, MD, Jan 1998
Teaching Projects
 SCALEUP Intuitive Calculus Redesign Project (with Tuyet Pham (lead developer) and Randy Ruchotzke), 20152016
 InquiryBase Learning Course Development for the Mathematics of Social Choice, Academy of Inquiry Based Learning Summer Salary Grant, 2015
 InquiryBase Learning Materials for Fundamental Concepts of Algebra, 20142015
 Hybrid Lecture/Emporium Intuitive Calculus Redesign Project (with Dmitry Ryabogin and Benjamin Jaye), 20112014
 Transforming LER Courses: Enhancing Learning Outcomes in Explorations in Modern Mathematics
(with Laura Smithies), 2009
 Fundamental Mathematics Course and OnLine Text Development Project
(with Paul Abraham, Joseph Altobelli, BethAllyn Osikiewicz, et al.), 20042008
 Pilot of a TwoCourse Sequence: Mathematics for Business Decisions I and II
(with Nancy L. Smith and Frank A. Smith), 20032005
 Calculus Reform Project (with Richard Brown, Robert Powell, et al.), 19941998
Dissertation
Simpson's Paradox in Basketball Statistics

Basketball Can Make Math More Fun,
Daily Kent Stater, Thurs, Mar 21, 2002.
This column from KSU's student newspaper
defines Simpson's Paradox and discusses an example from Kent State men's basketball
in detail. The example involves Trevor Huffman (the star point guard) and Bryan Bedford (a math major).

More examples from Kent State men's and women's basketball.
One of the examples involves Antonio Gates. He played basketball for KSU and then went on to play
professional football (tight end for the Chargers).

Simpson's Paradox in college basketball shooting statistics,
Advances in Recreational Mathematics Session,
Mathematical Association of America MathFest, Boulder, CO, Jul 2003.
In this talk, I discussed the results of a C++ program I wrote to systematically find all examples
of Simpson's Paradox from a data set (from KSU men's basketball) where all partitions of the season's 18
games into two nonempty subsets are considered.
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