Service


University Service

September 2015 - present Faculty Mentor
August 2007 - July 2008 Library Committee


College Service

August 2017 - present Tenure Committee
August 2016 - July 2017 International Education Committee
Fall 2016 Support and Development Awards Committee
Spring 2016 Summer Professional Development Awards Committee
Fall 2013 Support and Development Awards Committee
Fall 2012 Sabbatical Committee


Departmental Service

Fall 2015/Spring 2016 Search Committee for two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions in Mathematics (chair)
August 2015 - present Advisory Committee (member in the first two years and chair in the third year)
Summer 2015 Developed a Curriculum for an Undergraduate Graph Theory Course
August 2012 - present Various Tenure and Promotion Committees
July 2012 - June 2015 Calculus Course Coordinator
Spring/Summer 2012 Search Committee for two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions in Mathematics (chair)
August 2011 - July 2012 Graduate Committee
Fall 2010 Undergraduate Linear Algebra Textbook Selection Committee
August 2008 - present Colloquium Committee (chair)
Fall 2008 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers Textbook Selection Committee (chair)
Fall 2007/Spring 2008 Calculus Textbook Selection Committee (chair)
August 2007 - present Various Reappointment Committees (member or chair)
August 2007 - July 2010 Library Committee (chair)
August 2007 - July 2008 Colloquium Committee
Spring 2007 Committee on Higher Education
Summer 2006 Undergraduate Abstract Algebra Writing Skills Assessment Committee
Spring 2006 Developed a Curriculum for a Coding Theory Course
Spring 2006 Calculus Assessment Committee
Spring 2005 Developed a Curriculum for a Cryptography Course
Spring 2005 Calculus Textbook Selection Committee
Spring 2005 Search Committee for a Visiting Assistant Professor Position in the Academic Year 2005/2006
August 2004 - July 2007 Colloquium Committee (chair)
August 2003 - July 2004 Library Committee
Fall 2003 Undergraduate Linear Algebra Textbook Selection Committee (chair)


Thesis Committees

June 2013 Marounfa Djibo, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Master's Thesis Committee)
May 2013 Chelsey David (Honors Senior Thesis Committee)


Advisor

Fall 2012 Travis James Arnould (Interdisciplinary Studies Senior Project Advisor)
May 2005 - June 2006 Wenjing Li (Master's Thesis Advisor)


Seminar and Colloquium Organizer

Since Fall 2004 (with a break of one year from Fall 2007 until Spring 2008) I am organizing the Colloquium in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of South Alabama.

Since Fall 2003 Cornelius Pillen and I (joined by Yorck Sommerhäuser from Fall 2007 until Spring 2013) are organizing the Algebra Seminar (since Fall 2015 the Pure Mathematics Seminar) in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of South Alabama.

From Fall 1989 until Summer 1996 Helmut Strade, Peter Slodowy, and I organized the Algebra Seminar in the Department of Mathematics at Hamburg University, Germany. In this time period I also organized other seminars (alone and jointly with colleagues) on various other topics as Fractal Geometry, Elliptic Curves, Knot Theory, and Probability for Teachers.


Conference Organizer

2016/2017 (with Laxmi Chataut, Lauren Grimley, Andrew Lewis, Andrei Pavelescu, and Cornelius Pillen) Co-organizer of the Southern Regional Algebra Conference at the University of South Alabama, March 17 - 19, 2017
2012/2013 (with Marina Avitabile and Thomas Weigel) Co-organizer of a Workshop on Lie Algebras in Honor of the 70th Birthday of Professor Helmut Strade at the Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy, May 22 - 24, 2013
2011/2012 (with Cornelius Pillen) Co-organizer of a Special Session on Representations of Algebraic Groups and Related Structures at the 2012 Spring Southeastern Section AMS Meeting at the University of South Florida, March 10 & 11, 2012
2008/2009 (with Cornelius Pillen and Yorck Sommerhäuser) Co-organizer of the Southern Regional Algebra Conference at the University of South Alabama, March 20 - 22, 2009
2003/2004 (with Andrea Caranti, Marco Costantini, and Bettina Eick) Co-organizer of a Workshop and an International Conference on Lie Algebras, their Classification and Applications at Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany, May 17 - 22, 2004


Referee

Algebra Colloquium, Algebras and Representation Theory, Archiv der Mathematik (Basel), Bulletin of the Belgian Mathematical Society - Simon Stevin, Bulletin of the Greek Mathematical Society, Canadian Journal of Mathematics, Canadian Mathematical Society Conference Proceedings, Communications in Algebra, Compositio Mathematica, Czechoslovak Mathematical Journal, Forum Mathematicum, Frontiers of Mathematics in China, International Electronic Journal of Algebra, International Journal of Mathematics, International Mathematics Research Notices, Israel Journal of Mathematics, Journal of Algebra, Journal of Algebra and Its Applications, Journal of Lie Theory, Journal of Mathematics of Kyoto University, Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra, Journal of Symbolic Computation, Journal of the Korean Mathematical Society, Linear Algebra and Its Applications, Linear and Multilinear Algebra, Milan Journal of Mathematics, Monatshefte für Mathematik, Open Mathematics, Pacific Journal of Mathematics, Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society, The Quarterly Journal of Mathematics, Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, Transformation Groups; GAP; Physics Letters A; American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences

I have also been a referee for research proposals submitted to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the National Security Agency, and the Louisiana Board of Regents' Research Competitiveness Subprogram. In addition, I have reviewed 6 textbooks.


Reviewer

I have written 84 contributions for Mathematical Reviews (since 1992) as well as 153 contributions for Zentralblatt für Mathematik (since 1997).


Consultant

September 2012 - March 2013 Saylor Foundation
1987 - 1996 Committee of the Association of German Engineers (VDI) for Planar Linkages


Community Service

March 2009 Judge at the Mobile Regional Science and Engineering Fair 2009
March 2007 Judge at the Mobile Regional Science Fair 2007


Professional Memberships