I believe my research is a journey of discovery hand-in-hand with God. The greatest joy in my work comes when I am most consciously connected to His goals for my life and when I lean most completely on Him. I don't mean praying for the answer to a problem (though there is some of that), but that in the beauty of mathematics, I can see the work of God. In my teaching, I try to serve others using Jesus as my model. This is my calling
My primary research interest is conformal and quasiconformal deformations of surfaces, especially using circle packings to study the interplay between geometry, analysis, and probability in determining their properties.
I enjoy teaching a wide variety of courses from Calculus to graduate Complex Analysis. Lately, I've also developed several online math courses. Teaching online presents special challenges, but its important to reach students where they are.
Among other things, I serve as Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, Chair of the Department Scholarship Committee, and member of the Helen I. Medley Teaching Award Committee.