Educational Background


  • M.S., Mathematics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Thesis: Nonlinear Elliptic Boundary Value Problems: A Numerical Approach
Advisor: John M. Neuberger, Ph.D.
  • B.S., Apple Mathematics, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA
  • A.S., Math and Science, Victor Valley College, Victorville, CA
  • Completed 40 Units of Upper Division Undergraduate Physics Courses at California State University, San Bernardino

Professional Background


  • October 2015 - Present: Society of Physics Students, VVC Chapter Faculty Advisor
  • Summers 2014-Present: Visiting Professor at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center
  • August 2011 - Present: VVC Physics Club Faculty Advisor
  • August 2010 - Present: Professor, Departments of Physics and Mathematics, VVC, Victorville, CA
  • June 2008 - Present: JPL's CURE Program VVC Campus Faculty Advisor
  • January 2008 - August 2010: Associate Professor, Department of Physics, VVC, Victorville, CA
  • August 2007 - August 2010: Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, VVC, Victorville, CA
  • August 2004 - August 2007: Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, VVC, Victorville, CA
  • August 200 - August 2004: Instructor, Department of Mathematics, VVC, Victorville, CA
  • August 1997 - August 2000: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Mathematics, NAU, Flagstaff, AZ
  • Summers 1998-1999: Core Faculty, Mathematics, Four Corners Math and Science Summer Program, NAU, Flagstaff, AZ
  • January 1995 - August 1997: Assistant Director, Math and Science Center, Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, AZ
  • August 1995 - August 1997: Mathematics and Physics Tutor, Department of Athletics, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • January 1990 - June 1991: Physics Lab Technician, VVC, Victorville, CA
  • January 1989 - June 1991: Mathematics Tutor, VVC, Victorville, CA

Grants


  • VVC Faculty Grant Program submitted 2017. (Funded for $2500)
  • Rising Data NASA Grant Consortium Team Member submitted 2016. (Funded for 2 years 2017 - 2018)
  • California Space Grant Consortium Team Member submitted 2015. (Funded 2015 - 2017)
  • NSF - CREST Grant Team Member with VVC, COD, and CSUSB submitted 2014. (Funded for $5 million for 2015 - 2019)
  • VVC Faculty Grant Program submitted 2009. (Funded for $1250)
  • Title V Grant Team Member submitted 2004. (Funded for $2.4 million for 2005 - 2010)
  • VVC Faculty Grant Program submitted 2003. (Funded for $2500)

Presentations


  • Engaging STEM Students Through Partnerships, CUR URPD Conference 2017
  • An Inquiry Based Learning Approach to University Physics, R. L. Moore Conference 2013
  • Integration by Parts and the Hydrogen Atom, VVC 2003
  • Matrices in Physics Education, VVC 2002
  • Teaching as a Career, VVC 2001
  • Nonlinear Elliptical Boundary Value Problems, MAA Southwest Regional Conference, 2000
  • Bifurcation Diagrams and Stability of Critical Points, NAU Applied Math Seminar Series, 2000

Publications


  • Printed Test Bank for Introductory Statistics, Tenth Edition, by Neil Weis, Addison-Wesley 2014
  • Printed Test Bank for Elementary Statistics, Ninth Edition, by Neil Weis, Addison-Wesley 2014
  • Printed Test Bank for Introductory Statistics, Ninth Edition, by Neil Weis, Addison-Wesley 2011
  • Printed Test Bank for Elementary Statistics, Eighth Edition, by Neil Weis, Addison-Wesley 2011
  • Printed Test Bank for Introductory Statistics, Eighth Edition, by Neil Weis, Addison-Wesley 2007
  • Printed Test Bank for Elementary Statistics, Seventh Edition, by Neil Weis, Addison-Wesley 2007
  • Instructor's Solution Manual for Calculus for the Life Sciences, by Bittinger, Brand, and Quintanella, Addison-Wesley 2006
  • Student's Solution Manual for Calculus for the Life Sciences, by Bittinger, Brand, and Quintanella, Addison-Wesley 2006
  • Printed Test Bank for Introductory Statistics, Seventh Edition, by Neil Weis, Addison-Wesley 2004
  • Printed Test Bank for Elementary Statistics, Sixth Edition, by Neil Weis, Addison-Wesley 2004
  • Nonlinear Elliptic Value Problems: A Numerical Approach, (Thesis), NAU 2000

Awards


  • Reverse Teacher's Pet Award, VVC 2013
  • Students Choice Award, VVC 2010
  • Student Choice Award, VVC 2009
  • Student Choice Award, VVC 2008
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers 2006-2007
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year, NAU 2000
  • Tutor of the Semester, ASU Athletics Department, 1995
  • Tutor of the Year, VVC 1991

Professional Organizations Membership


  • American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
  • Society of Physics Students (SPS)
  • American Institute of Physics (AIP)
  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
  • American Mathematical Association for Two Year Colleges (AMATYC)
  • California Mathematics Council Community Colleges South (CMC^3-South)

Other Skills


  • Experience Using Windows and Apple Computers
  • Experience Using Blackboard and Moodle Course Management Systems
  • Experience Using Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
  • Experience Using Pages, Numbers, and Keynote
  • Experience Using LaTeX Typesetting Software
  • Experience Using Maple and Mathematica Computer Algebra Systems
  • Experience Using Minitab Statistical Analysis Software