My Faculty Page
Mathematics and Statistics
B.A., Princeton University; M.A., Harvard University
I have been teaching math and statistics at De Anza College since 2001 and taught at Foothill College for several years before that. Although I teach statistics, calculus, and finite math most often, I enjoy teaching a wide variety of math courses at De Anza. I particularly enjoy the opportunity to introduce students to many applications of mathematics in the real world; mathematics is everywhere and affects our lives in many ways.
I have also worked in the finance industry as an actuary. An actuary analyzes risk based on past insurance or pension claims experience, prices insurance policies or pension plans, and analyzes profitability, and can do this in various areas of insurance (life, health, property) and pensions, using mathematics, probability and statistics as well as insurance (or pension) accounting and law.
Classes That I Teach
Syllabi are in downloadable PDFs.
Only some of the resources for my classes are posted on this site, but not all resources. Students should not rely on this site to be complete, but should use CATALYST to find the most complete resources and the most up to date information during the quarter.
My classes will use CATALYST course management system as the primary website for their courses. CATALYST is a password protected site, available only to students enrolled in the class. Enrolled students can log in as of the first day of the quarter. Students who add into the class should automatically get access within 24-28 hours of officially adding the class in MyPortal.