I am a retired engineer who has always loved math.
I hold a B.S. in Honors Physics and Mathematics from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in Optical Engineering from the University of Rochester.
I have been an engineer, a systems engineer, a design group leader, a program manager, a product development manager, and a leader of engineering organizations in technologies ranging from high power lasers to injection molded plastics to infrared cameras. I use my math skills in almost everything I do, even when it is not a technical problem.
At the end of 2016, I decided to redirect my talents and contribute directly to the education of young people. I want to share my joy for discovery and problem-solving. More importantly, I want to instill the skills that mathematics teaches: attention to detail, precision in thinking, neatness in work, insight into patterns, and judgment of whether results make sense or not.
I am a 36 year pilgrim on a Catholic journey (I converted in 1982) who is active in the parish in whatever ways God calls me to use the talents He has given me. My wife, Marge, and I have 4 sons, ages 18 to 34.
It is an honor to serve as a teacher-minister at Immaculate Heart of Mary.