I am an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. I was born in Anaheim, California in 1971 and spent the majority of my first 23 years in Orange County, CA.
I received a B.A. degree in mathematics from California State University at Fullerton in 1994, then attended graduate school at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. It was there that I met and married my wife Susan Hammond Marshall. Under the direction of William McCallum, I received my Ph.D. in mathematics in 2000.
I worked for the next two years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and then for two more years as a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin. My daughter Gillian was born in Austin, TX in 2002.
In 2004 I joined the Mathematics Department at Monmouth University as an Assistant Professor. In 2008 my son Dylan was born. In 2009 I was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, and in 2010 I became the Mathematics Department Chair.
I love teaching the whole range of mathematics courses we offer from Calculus up through Abstract Algebra, and my current research interests include areas of Algebra and Number Theory.