About

Welcome to my academic website!

A little about me:

I graduated from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, TN with my B.A. in Mathematics with minors in Physics and Military Leadership in 2011. While in college, I was a member of the Army ROTC program and met my wife, Amanda.

After college, I was commissioned in the US Army as an Ordnance Officer and spent my time in the military in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC. I was at Fort Bragg for about 4 years as a Paratrooper in the 82nd, and enjoyed every (almost) minute of it! It was a great opportunity for me to see the world, meet people, learn to be a leader, become a Jumpmaster, and not least of all jump out of perfectly good airplanes!

I started graduate school at Baylor University in 2016, and I am pursuing my Ph.D. in Mathematics studying the spectral theory of differential operators. I am also interested in operator theory as well as applications of orthogonal polynomials and special functions to mathematical physics. My Ph.D. advisors are Fritz Gesztesy (Baylor University) and Klaus Kirsten (Baylor University, Editor- Mathematical Reviews, AMS).

As for my family life, I have been married for 11 years to my wife Amanda. My wife is an instructional coach for the public school system in Texas and we have two dogs, Leela and Daisy. We enjoy traveling, being outdoors, and visiting the zoo and local museums as much as we can. The dogs seem to enjoy road trips almost as much as we do!

Link to Baylor University’s Mathematics Department