** Positions held **

August 2017 - present | Full Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama |

May 2015 | Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics, East China Normal University, Shanghai, P. R. China |

May 2013 | Visiting Professor, Dipartimento di Matematica e Applicazioni, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy |

May 2012 | Visiting Professor, Dipartimento di Matematica e Applicazioni, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy |

May 2011 | Visiting Professor, Dipartimento di Matematica e Applicazioni, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy |

August 2007 - August 2017 | Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama |

August 2003 - August 2007 | Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama |

October 2002 - December 2002 | Temporary Lecturer (Teilzeitdozent), Business Information Systems (Wirtschaftsinformatik), NORDAKADEMIE - University of Applied Studies for Business (NORDAKADEMIE - Hochschule der Wirtschaft), Elmshorn, Germany |

August 2000 - July 2002 | Teacher for Mathematics and Physics, Private High School at Marienau, Germany |

March 2000 - August 2000 | Research Associate (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of the Bundeswehr at Hamburg, Germany |

August 1999 - December 1999 | Instructor, Department of Mathematics, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana |

July/August 1999 | Research Associate (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), Sonderforschungsbereich 343 "Discrete Structures in Mathematics", Bielefeld University, Germany |

April 1999 - June 1999 | Visiting Assistant Professor (Vertretung einer Hochschulassistentenstelle), Department of Mathematics, Bielefeld University, Germany |

January 1997 - December 1998 | Research Fellow of the German Research Council (Habilitandenstipendiat der DFG), Department of Pure Mathematics (Mathematisches Seminar), Hamburg University, Germany |

January 1996 - May 1996 | Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida |

January 1995 - May 1995 | Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama |

August 1992 - December 1992 | Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin |

October 1989 - September 1996 | Assistant Professor (Hochschulassistent), Department of Pure Mathematics (Mathematisches Seminar), Hamburg University, Germany |

June 1986 - July 1989 | Research Assistant (wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft), Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of the Bundeswehr at Hamburg, Germany |

July 1985 - May 1986 | Student Researcher (studentische Hilfskraft), Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of the Bundeswehr at Hamburg, Germany |

** Teaching Experience **

Undergraduate Courses:

A Survey of Mathematical Thought, Finite Mathematics, Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II, Precalculus Algebra, Precalculus Trigonometry, Precalculus Algebra & Trigonometry, Business Calculus, Calculus I & II & III, Linear Algebra I & II, Differential Equations I, Complex Variables, Foundations of Mathematics, Elementary Geometry, Elementary Number Theory, Modern Algebra (for prospective high school teachers), Abstract Algebra I, Graph Theory, Combinatorial Enumeration, Cryptography, Coding Theory, History of Mathematics

Graduate Courses:

Linear Algebra I & II, Introduction to Abstract Algebra (for prospective high school teachers), Foundations in Algebra, Algebra I & II, Cryptography, Algebraic Coding Theory, Integration Theory, Representation Theory

** Grants and Awards **

2018 | (with Cornelius Pillen) Support and Development Award Mathematics Colloquium Series and Pure Mathematics Seminar 2018 |

2016 | (with Cornelius Pillen) Support and Development Award Mathematics Colloquium Series and Pure Mathematics Seminar 2016 |

2015 | (with Cornelius Pillen) Support and Development Award Mathematics Colloquium Series and USA Algebra & Topology Seminar 2015 |

2013 | Support and Development Award The Toral Rank Conjecture for Nilpotent Lie Algebras |

2012 | (with Yorck Sommerhäuser) Support and Development Award Mathematics Colloquium Series and Algebra Seminar 2012 |

2011 | (with Cornelius Pillen and Yorck Sommerhäuser) Support and Development Award Mathematics Colloquium Series and Algebra Seminar 2011 |

2010 | (with Cornelius Pillen and Yorck Sommerhäuser) Arts & Sciences Support and Development Award Mathematics Colloquium Series and Algebra Seminar 2010 |

2009 | (with Cornelius Pillen and Yorck Sommerhäuser) Arts & Sciences Support and Development Award Mathematics Colloquium Series and Algebra Seminar 2009 |

2008 | Special Faculty Development Fund 2008/2009 |

2008 | (with Cornelius Pillen and Yorck Sommerhäuser) Arts & Sciences Support and Development Award Mathematics Colloquium Series and Algebra Seminar 2008/2009 |

2007 | Special Faculty Development Fund 2007/2008 |

2007 | (with Cornelius Pillen) Arts & Sciences Support and Development Award Mathematics Colloquium Series and Algebra Seminar 2007/2008 |

2006 | Special Faculty Development Fund 2006/2007 |

2006 | Arts & Sciences Summer Professional Development Award 2006 Supersymmetry and Non-Commutative Geometry |

2006 | (with Cornelius Pillen) Arts & Sciences Support and Development Award Mathematics Colloquium Series and Algebra Seminar 2006/2007 |

2005 | Special Faculty Development Fund 2005/2006 |

2005 | (with Cornelius Pillen) Arts & Sciences Support and Development Award Mathematics Colloquium Series and Algebra Seminar 2005/2006 |

2004 | Special Faculty Development Fund 2004/2005 |

2004 | USA Research Council Grant 2004 Classification of Solvable Lie Algebras over Finite Fields |

2004 | (with Cornelius Pillen) Arts & Sciences Support and Development Award Mathematics Colloquium Series and Algebra Seminar 2004/2005 |

2003 | Special Faculty Development Fund 2003/2004 |

1997 - 1998 | Fellowship of the German Research Council (Habilitandenstipendium der DFG) Representation Theory of Finite-Dimensional Lie Algebras over a Field of
Prime Characteristic |

** Theses **

Ph.D. Thesis | Homological Aspects in the Representation Theory of Modular Lie Algebras
(in German) (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Helmut Strade) Hamburg University, 1989 |

Master's Thesis | Cohomology of Lie Algebras (in German) (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Helmut Strade) Hamburg University, 1985 |

** Academic Degrees **

Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) in Mathematics | Hamburg University, July 10, 1989 |

High School Teacher Exam for Mathematics and Physics | Hamburg University, May 28, 1986 |