Faculty member since 1986
B.A. and graduate studies at Wesleyan University
What areas of math do you enjoy teaching most and why?
I enjoy teaching any kind of geometry from the most basic triangles to their bizarre counterparts in multi-dimensions. I like using a compass and protractor, creating interactive computer models, and constructing pyramids out of cardboard. I imagine I would have been lured into the Pythagorean cult.
What do you enjoy most about teaching at Loomis Chaffee?
The opportunity to come to work each day and be surrounded by students, teachers, and staff who are brimming with enthusiasm for what they do is what I enjoy most. I am struck by the number of friends who do not look forward to going to their place of employment. I simply have no connection to that sensation. It is hard to think of a day that I headed to class not filled with anticipation and a sense of purpose.
Describe one of your passions.
I am lucky to have many passions, and a number of them stem from the rewards of risk-taking. As a certified SOLO Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, I provide wilderness medical training for faculty chaperones who accompany Alvord Center trips. I am passionate about my roles as husband, father, teacher, and mountaineer, all of which require a massive leap of faith and the willingness to take risks to do them well.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
— Mark Twain