I am an Associate
Professor in the Mathematics
Department at the University of
In August 2002, I completed my Ph.D. in the Math Department at Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York.
My advisor was John
My research area is Dynamical Systems.
My husband Brian Boyd and I have written a program
for drawing pictures in complex dynamics. It is in Java, should run on
any operating system (with Java 1.6 or newer), and the user can write
their own profiles to draw pictures of dynamical and parameter spaces
for their family of interest.
Download at the
detool page at
and feel free to email Brian or I with questions!
The book Advice for New
Members, by Robert Boice, is chock full of teaching/writing tips for the
The book How to Teach Mathematics, by Steven Krantz, despite the
generic title, is written for college mathematics professors, and has totally
revolutionized (in a very positive way) my teaching. I recommend it for anyone
who cares about teaching college level mathematics.