My professional life (short version)
I have been a professor of mathematics at CSUN since January 1995. After getting my Ph.D. in mathematics under the direction of Robert Guralnick at USC in 1989, I spent three years (1989-1992) at the University of Texas at Austin as a post-doctoral instructor, two years (1992-1994) at the University of California, Irvine as a visting assistant professor and a semester (fall 94) at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, again as a visiting assistant professor. At CSUN, I was Faculty President from 2001 to 2004, served as director the Devleopmental Mathematiocs Program from 2002-2009 and as the Director of the Liberal Studies Program from 2009-2013.
Currently, I serve as the Vice Provost.
My research interests include linear algebra, combinatorics, and apportionment theory. In the last few years I have had the pleasure of collaborating with Bernardo Abrego, Silvia Fernandez, William Watkins and Joel Zeitlin, all of whom are faculty in CSUN's Department of Mathematics, and CSUN graduate students Richard Pace, Margo Gartner (Carr), and Eloy Lopez.
A (fairly) complete CV includes a list of publications.
I took the picture of Huntington Lake during my summer 10 vacation.