Ph.D. Northwestern University , 1987

M.A. Northwestern University, 1983

B.A. Michigan State University , 1981

I earned my Ph.D. in 1987, specializing in Algebraic K-Theory and the Cohomology of Groups. I taught for four years at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa before I came to Grand Valley in 1991.

**Research with undergraduates**

I have led several research projects with undergraduates in fractal geometry and the Hausdorff metric geometry. Details of these projects can be found here. In the summer of 2000, I was the PI of a National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Our REU program received funding from the NSF to continue in the summers 2002-2004. I was PI on this grant with co-PI Ed Aboufadel. Ed and I switched roles on our next REU grant, from 2005-2010. The REU program continues and is now most capably run by my colleagues Will Dickinson and Jon Hodge.

**Open access instructional resources**

Much of my recent work has involved creating open access texts for trigonometry, calculus, and linear algebra.

· Active Calculus (Matt Boelkins, David Austin, Steven Schlicker) and Active Calculus Multivariable (Steven Schlicker, David Austin, Matt Boelkins) are open source texts available in html, pdf, or hard copy.

· Trigonometry (Ted Sundstrom and Steven Schlicker) is an open source textbook.

· Linear Algebra: A Discovery-Based Approach (Feral Alayont and Steven Schlicker) is available through the authors.

**Vita**

You can find a copy of my cv here.