Curriculum Vitae


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, 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

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