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Curriculum Vitae

#### Academic or Professional Positions

#### Education

#### Research and/or Creative Activity

__Published Research and Research Accepted for Publication:__- "When is Tail Mean Estimation More Efficient than Tail Median? Answers and Implications for Quantitative Risk Management"
*Annals of Operation Research*, accepted, with R.W. Barnard and A.A. Trindade. - "Iceberg-type Problems: Estimating Hidden Parts of a Continuum from the Visible Parts"
*Mathematische Nachricthen***285**(2012), 2042-2058, with R.W. Barnard and A.Y. Solynin. - "A Proof of Campbell's Subordination Conjecture"
*Complex Variables and Elliptic Equations***54**(2009), 103-117, with R.W. Barnard. - "The Verification of an Inequality"
*Journal of Analysis (Geometric Function Theory, Special Functions and Applications)***15**(2007), 17-41, with Roger W. Barnard. - "A Sharp Bound on the Schwarzian Derivatives of Hyperbolically Convex Functions"
*Proceeding of the London Mathematical Society***93**(2006), 395-417, with Roger W. Barnard, Leah Cole and G. Brock Williams. - "A Variational Method For Hyperbolically Convex Functions"
*Complex Variables and Elliptic Equations***51**(2006), 313-327, with Roger W. Barnard and G. Lenny Ornas. - "Three Extremal Problems for Hyperbolically Convex Functions"
*Computational Methods and Function Theory***4**(2004), 97-109, with R.W. Barnard and G.B. Williams. - "Area, Width, And Logarithmic Capacity Of Convex Sets"
*Pacific Journal of Mathematics***212**(2003), 13-23 with Roger W. Barnard and Alex Yu. Solynin. - "An Isoperimetric Inequality for Logarithmic Capacity"
*Annales Academiae Scientiarium Fennicae Mathematica***27**(2002), 419-436, with Roger W. Barnard and Alex Yu. Solynin. - "Creating a Refereed Electronic Mathematics Journal"
*ICTCM*13^{th}(2001) 160-164, with G.A. Harris and S. Cooper. - "Zeros of Cesàro Sum Approximations"
*Complex Variables. Theory and Application. An International Journal***45**(2001), 327-348, with Roger W. Barnard and William Wheeler. - "Inequalities for the Perimeter of an Ellipse"
*Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications***260**(2001) 295-306, with Roger W. Barnard and Lawrence Schovanec. - "A Survey of Applications of the Julia Variation"
*Annales Universitatis Marie Curie-Sklodowska Lublin-Polonia*,**54**(2000), 1-20, with Roger W. Barnard and Carolynn Campbell. - "A Monotonicity Property Involving
_{3}*F*_{2}and Comparisons of Classical Approximations of Ellipitcal Arc Length"*SIAM J. Math. Anal.***32**(2000) 403-419, with Roger W. Barnard and Kendall Richards. - "An Inequality Involving the Generalized Hypergeometric Function and the Arc Length of an Ellipse"
*SIAM J. Math. Anal.***31**(2000) 693-699, with Roger W. Barnard and Kendall Richards. - "The Effects of Placement Examinations and Enforcing Prerequisites on Student Success in Entry-Level Mathematics Courses"
*Proceedings 1998 ASEE/GSW*(1998) 171-176, with R.M. Anderson. - "Cesàro Sum Approximations of Outer Functions"
*Annuales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Sklodowska, Sec A Mathematica*,**52**(1998) 1-7, with Roger W. Barnard and Joe Cima. - "Gram Polynomials and the Kummer Function"
*Journal of Approximation Theory*,**94**(1998) 128-143, with Roger W. Barnard, G. Dahlquist, L. Reichel and Kendall C. Richards. - "On a Coefficient Conjecture of Brannan"
*Complex Variables. Theory and Application. An International Journal*,**33**(1997) 51-61, with Roger W. Barnard and William Wheeler. - "A Short Proof of a Conjecture on the Integral Means of the Derivative of a Convex Function"
*Annales Universitatis Marie Curie-Sklodowska Lublin-Polonia*,**48**(1994), 1-5, with Roger W. Barnard. - "An Application from the Partial Sums of e
^{z}to a Problem in Several Complex Variables"*Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics*,**46**(1993) 271-279, with Roger W. Barnard and Richard S. Varga. - "Sharp Bounds on the
*H*Means of the Derivative of a Convex Function for_{p}*p*= -1"*Complex Variables. Theory and Application. An International Journal*,**21**(1993) 149-158, with Roger W. Barnard. - "Polynomials with Nonnegative Coefficients"
*Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society*,**113**(1991) 77- 86, with Roger W. Barnard, W. P. Dayawansa and David Weinberg. - "A Constructive Method for Numerically Computing Conformal Mappings for Gearlike Domains"
*SIAM Journal on Scientific and Statistical Computing*,**12**(1991) 231-246. - "Sums of Exponentials with Polynomial Coefficients"
*Applied Mathematics and Computation*,**40**(1990) 33-39, with Clyde F. Martin and John Miller. - "Numerical Solution of Positive Sum Exponential Equations"
*Applied Mathematics and Computation*,**34**(1989) 89-93, with Clyde F. Martin and John Miller. - "Parameter Identification by Continuation Methods"
*Applied Mathematics and Computation*,**34**(1989) 17-27, with Clyde F. Martin and John Miller. - "Rounding Corners of Gearlike Domains and the Omitted Area Problem"
*Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics*,**14**(1986) 217-226, with Roger W. Barnard. Also, appeared in*Numerical Conformal Mapping*, North Holland, 1986. - "A Note on a Problem of Robinson"
*Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society*,**89**(1983), 623-627. - "A Product Theorem for
*F*Classes and an Application"_{p}*Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society*,**84**(1982), 509-515. - "New Support Points of
*S*and Extreme Points of*HS*"*Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society*,**81**(1981), 425-428. - "Generalized Bazilevic Functions"
*The Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics*,**9**(1979), 197-226, with Douglas M. Campbell.

- "When is Tail Mean Estimation More Efficient than Tail Median? Answers and Implications for Quantitative Risk Management"
__Funded Research:__- "Complex Analysis, Potential Theory, Special Functions and Applications", (with Roger W. Barnard, G. Brock Williams and Alexander Yu. Solynin), NSF $10,447, November 2014-October 2015.
- "South Plains Mathematics Fellows", (with J. Dwyer, G. Brock Williams, K. Cohlmia, M. Wade), NSF $645,030, June 2014-May 2019.
- "South Plains Mathematics Scholars", (with Michael O'Boyle, Monty J. Strauss (P.I.), Magdalena Toda, G. Brock Williams), NSF $571,580, October 2007-September 2012.
- "Growing the Graduate Program", (with Carl Seaquist and G. Brock Williams), Graduate School, TTU, $22,000, October 2008-July 2009.
- "Conferences on Complex Analysis Circle Packing and Applications", (with Alexander Yu. Solynin and G. Brock Williams (P.I.)), NSF $15,784, November 2007-October 2008.
- "Web Site Dedicated to the Collegiate Mathematics Preparation of Preservice K-12 Teachers: A Development and Installation Project at Texas Tech", (with Gary A. Harris (P.I.), Robert E. Byerly, et al.), NSF $16,148, June 1997-August 1997.
- "Mathematical Sciences Computational Research Environment", (with Clyde F. Martin (P.I.), Roger W. Barnard, et al.), NSF $38,672, TTU: 100% matching funds, September 1996-August 1999.
- "Computing Environment for Mathematics and Medicine", (with Clyde F. Martin (P.I.), Roger W. Barnard, et al.), Digital Equipment Corporation: $80,000, TTU: 100% matching funds, March 1996-February 1999.
- Travel support to attend "Communicating Mathematics with Hypertext" at The Geometry Center, Univeristy of Minnesota, $500, June 1996.
- "Enhancing Mathematics Remediation at Texas Tech", Texas Tech Fund 2005, $940, January 1996-September 1996.

__Participation at Professional Meetings:__- Invited addresses:
- California State University at Fresno, "Use of Computer Technology for Insight and Proof," Fresno, California, September 2010. (PPT)
- Brigham Young University, "Verification of Inequalities," Provo, Utah, January 2008. (PPT)
- International Conference on Geometric Function Theory, Special Functions and Applications, "The Verification of an Inequality," Pondicherry, India, January 2006. (PPT)
- International Workshop on Quasiconformal Mappings and their Applications, "The Verification of an Inequality," Chennai, India, December 2005. (PPT)
- Session on Conformal Mapping and Grid Generation, 14th IMACS World Congress on Computation and Applied Mathematics, "Rounding Corners for Polygonal Domains," Atlanta, Georgia, July 1994.
- Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden, "Several Methods in Numerical Conformal Mapping," Penang, Malaysia, May 1987.
- Conference presentations:
- MAA Session on Collaborations between Two-Year and Four-Year Institutions that Create Pathways to a Math Major, "South Plains Mathematics Fellow Program: A partnership to attract new STEM students as mathematics majors," San Antonio, Texas, January 2015. (PPT)
- MAA Session on Effective Strategies and Programs for Mentoring Women and Minorities in Mathematics, "Mentoring Paradigms for Underrepresented Groups in STEM Scholarship Programs," San Diego, California, January 2013. (PPT)
- Session of 2012 Texas Section MAA Meetings, "Mentoring Paradigms in Undergraduate STEM Scholarship Programs," Dallas, Texas, March 2012. (PPT)
- AMS Special Session on Use of Technology in Modern Complex Analysis Research, "Use of Computer Technology for Insight and Proof," San Francisco, California, January 2010. (PPT)
- One and Several Complex Variables, "Majorization-subordination theorems for locally univalent functions. IV: A Verification of Campbell’s Conjecture," University of Kentucky, May 2008. (PPT)
- Special Session of AMS Sectional Meeting #1006, "Three Extremal Problems for Hyperbolically Convex Functions," Lubbock, Texas, April 2005. (PPT)
- Session of AMS 102nd Annual Meeting (chaired), "Geometric Properties Inherited by Approximating Cesaro Sums," Orlando, Florida, January 1996.
- MAA Poster Session of Annual Meeting, "NSF ILI Project: A Computing Classroom Laboratory for UNdergraduate Mathematics Instruction," Orlando, Florida, January 1996.
- Session of AMS 101st Annual Meeting, "A Short Proof of an Integral Means Conjecture for Convex Functions," San Francisco, California, January 1995.
- Session of AMS 98th Annual Meeting, "Verification of an Integral Means Conjecture of Ruscheweyh with an Application to the Krzyz Conjecture," Baltimore, Maryland, January 1992.
- Session of AMS 97th Annual Meeting (chaired), "Square Iterable Univalent Functions," San Francisco, California, January 1991.
- Session of AMS 806th Meeting, "Omitted Area for Starlike Functions," Fairfield, Connecticut, October 1983.
- Session of AMS 87th Summer Meeting, "On Rounding Corners," Albany, New York, August 1983.
- Session of AMS 89th Annual Meeting, "A Problem of Robinson," Denver, Colorado, January 1983.
- Session of AMS 88th Annual Meeting, "An Update on the Radius of Starlikeness of R," Cincinnati, Ohio, January 1982.
- Session of AMS 87th Annual Meeting (chaired), "A Problem of F. John for Non-univalent Functions," San Francisco, California, January 1981.
- Special Session of AMS 84th Summer Meeting, "New Support Points of S and Extreme Points of HS," Ann Arbor, Michigan, August 1980.
- Conferences attended:
- NSF-CBMS Regional Conference, "Scientific Computations on Mathematical Conjectures," Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 1989.
- AMS-SIAM Summer Seminar, "Computational Solution of Nonlinear Systems of Equations," Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, July 1988.
- Special Year in Complex Analysis--Session on Geometric Function Theory, University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, Maryland, September 1985.
- Special Conference to Celebrate the Proof of the Bieberbach Conjecture, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, March 1985.
__Software Development:__- GLPACK: a software package, modeled on Trefethen's SCPACK, for numerically computing the conformal mapping from the standard domain (the unit disk) to a "gearlike" domain. The package GLPACK is publicly available at Email: netlib@research.att.com
#### Teaching

__Direction of graduate students:__- Erwin, Brock, M.S., Thesis:
*The Usefulness of Non-University Tests as Substitutes for the Math Placement Exam*, 2007 (co-chair Petros Hadjicostas) - Flores, Raymond, M.S., Thesis:
*Psychometric Analyses of a Mathematics Placement Exam*, 2007 (co-chair Arturo Olivarez) - Williams, Alexander, M.S., Thesis:
*Power Series Coefficients of Some Classical Functions*, 2006 (co-chair Roger W. Barnard) - Ornas, Lenny, Ph.D., Thesis:
*Maximum distortion results for hyperolically convex functions*, 2003 (co-chair Roger W. Barnard) - Richardson, Clint, Ph.D., Thesis:
*Concentration of Area in Half-planes*, 2002 (co-chair Roger W. Barnard) - Butler (Cole), Leah, Ph.D., Thesis:
*Applications of special function theory to complex analysis*, 2002 (co-chair Roger W. Barnard) - Robinson, Jeff, M.S., Thesis:
*Controlling Zeros of Interpolating Series*, 2001 (co-chair Roger W. Barnard) - Campos, Richard, M.S., Thesis:
*Majorization and Pseudo-subordination of a Class of Analytic Functions*, 2000 (co-chair Roger W. Barnard) - Cole, Leah, M.S., Thesis:
*Applications of Matrix Theory to Approximation Theory*, 1999 (co-chair Roger W. Barnard) - Wheeler, William, Ph.D., Thesis:
*On Properties of the Zeros of the Cesàro Approximants to Outer Functions*, 1998 (co-chair Roger W. Barnard) - Campbell, Carolyn Marie, M.S., Thesis:
*Variational Methods in Geometric Function Theory*, 1996 (co-chair Roger W. Barnard) - Lee, Jonathan Todd, Ph.D., Thesis:
*Radius of Convexity of Parametrized Transforms of Univalent Functions*, 1994 (co-chair Roger W. Barnard) __Conferences attended:__- 4th National Conference on the Training and Employment of Graduate Teaching Assistants, "Teaching Graduate Students to Teach: Engaging the Disciplines", Chicago, Illinois, November 1993.
- International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, Portland, Oregon, November 1991.
- Conference on Technology, San Jacinto College District, Houston, Texas, June 1991.
- National Association for Developmental Education Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, March 1991.

September 2009 - August 2015 | Texas Tech University Department of Mathematics & Statistics Chair |

September 2008 - September 2009 | Texas Tech University Department of Mathematics & Statistics Interim Chair |

September 1997 - August 2015 | Texas Tech University Professor |

July 1991- September 2008 | Texas Tech University Department of Mathematics Associate Chair |

January-December 1987 | Institute Teknologi MARA Texas International Education Consortium (Shah Alam, Malaysia) |

September 1986-August 1997 | Texas Tech University Associate Professor |

September 1980-August 1986 | Texas Tech University Assistant Professor |

August 1975-May 1980 | State University of New York at Albany Ph.D., Mathematics Advisor: Louis Brickman |

September 1972-April 1975 | Brigham Young University M.S., Mathematics Advisor: Douglas Campbell |

July 1969-May 1972 | Brigham Young University B.S., Mathematics |

September 1966-March 1967 | Utah State University |

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