**Mailing Address:**

SU Box 7371

1001 E. University Avenue

Georgetown, TX 78626

**Office:**

Mood-Bridwell 134

**Office Hours for Fall 2017: **

TBD

also by appointment

**Email:**

**rossjo** "at" **southwestern.edu**

Research Teaching History Resources for Undergraduates Extra Stuff

I received my PhD from JHU in 2015 under William Minicozzi (MIT website - JHU website). My thesis work was on a generalization of MCF self-shrinkers called "lambda hypersurfaces". Specifically, I proved several rigidity results about these surfaces.

- In joint work with Matt McGonagle, I proved that the hyperplane is the only stable lambda-hypersurface in Gaussian space
- Over the summer of 2016, I oversaw a team of undergraduates working on a geometric optimization problem involving mathematical trusses. My students showed that a four-corner truss is necessarily not cost-minimizing.
- I maintain an interest in combinatorial game theory, stemming from research I did as an undergraduate. Recently, in joint work with Sandy Ganzell and Alex Meadows, we introduced and offered results of a NIM-like game named Twist Untangle.
- In Fall 2011, I ran the graduate student Riemannian Geometry study group.

- I was a co-organizer of Southwestern University's EQUIP program during Summer 2017. EQUIP stands for Embracing Quantitative Understanding and the Inquiry Process.
- I was a participant and presenter for the Math Teachers Circle of Austin
- I am a recipient of a 2015 Presidential Innovation Grant Intiative (PIGI) award, given by mathematician Ed Burger to innovate the Calculus classroom.
- I am a member of Project NExT, a professional development program for young career mathematicians that focuses on teaching.
- I am a graduate of the Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Academy
- I participated in the Summer Teaching Institute
- I am the founder of JHU's "Math TA Lunches," which I organized for four years
- I am a member of CIRTL
- In Summer 2011, I worked as a coursebuilder for JHU's Center for Talented Youth. I built online classes for Differential Equations and Calculus 3, and worked to improve their online Calculus 1 offering.

- Spring 2017 - Real Analysis (using an IBL format)
- Spring 2017 - Calculus 3
- Spring 2017 - Introduction to Statistics
- Fall 2016 - Calculus 3
- Fall 2016 - Calculus 1
- Summer 2016 - Undergraduate Research
- Spring 2016 - Topology (using an IBL format)
- Spring 2016 - Calculus 1
- Fall 2015 - Calculus 1
- Fall 2015 - Intro to Statistics
- Fall 2014 - Honors Calculus (using an IBL format!)
- Summer 2014 - Differential Equations
- Summer 2013 - Differential Equations
- Fall 2012 - Introduction to Calculus
- Summer 2012 - Calculus 3
- Fall 2011 - Introduction to Calculus
- Summer 2010 - Differential Equations

- Spring 2015 - Calculus 3 (using active worksheets!)
- Spring 2014 - Linear Algebra
- Fall 2013 - Honors Calculus and Calculus 1 (Bio)
- Spring 2011 - Calculus 2 (Bio)
- Fall 2010 - Honors Multivariable Calculus
- Fall 2009 - Calculus 1 (Engineering)

- Best department on SU campus!
- On proof and progress in mathematics
- On writing mathematical proofs
- SU's guide to writing in mathematics
- On writing professional papers as an amateur mathematician
- A LaTeX Guide
- A quick reference guide for typesetting math in LaTeX
- Paul's Online Math Notes - a collection of online notes for all levels of Calculus and Differential Equations.
- Khan Academy - this website contains video tutorials on all levels of math! Especially useful for Precalculus students, or students who need a Precalculus refresher.
- JODE Applet - Java applets, useful for visualizing and studying Differential Equations
- Direction Field and Phase Plane Grapher - a program that creates DFields/Phase Planes for (systems of) Differential Equations.