1. Me
  2. Teaching
  3. Research
  4. Service


The success of any university requires the leadership and time of devoted faculty. Here are a few of the service projects of which I devote my time that have a large impact on our students and university.

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Advancement of Undergraduate Research in the Sciences

The Advancement of Undergraduate Research in the Sciences (AURS) fund was established to support undergraduate research in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Central Arkansas. We believe that engaging undergraduates in fundamental research prepares them for graduate or professional school as well as enhancing their undergraduate education. Not only do our undergraduates perform original research with a faculty mentor they also present that research at local, regional and national professional meetings and are coauthors on publications about their research. Our undergraduates have gone on to be successful in their careers upon graduation due in part to these experiences with our faculty.

For more information about this fund click here.

[UCA Foundation]
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STEM Posters at the Arkansas State Capitol

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Undergraduates from colleges and universities from across the state of Arkansas talk about their scientific work in layman's terms to elected state officials, the media, the general public, as well as other undergraduates and faculty.

For more information about STEM Posters at the state capitol click here.

Editor for The Journal of Undergraduate Research in Physics and Astronomy

The Journal of Undergraduate Reports in Physics and Astronomy (JURPA) is a peer-reviewed, online journal of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honor society. JURP is devoted to archiving scholarly works conducted by undergraduate students in physics, astronomy, and its related fields. JURP is designed to be a vehicle for the exchange of ideas and information by undergraduate students and a way for faculty to share scholarly works conducted by undergraduates. Papers in experimental physics, theoretical physics, or educational research in physics are welcome.

To see the latest issue of JURPA click here to submit a manuscript for publication click here.

[UCA Foundation]

AI Robotics & Ethics AEGIS Camp

The AI Robotics & Ethics AEGIS camp at the University of Central Arkansas is a one-week commuter program that provides students with hands-on learning opportunities in the fields of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics with an emphasis on the moral and ethical dimension of this technology. During the week student teams will learn programming and hardware skills to build and test machine learning algorithms to train and autonomously test-drive a robot car. The week culminates in a competition where the teams showcase what they have learned. Additionally, students will engage with artificial intelligence and robotics topics in popular culture through movies and short stories to understand the moral and ethical dimension of this rapidly developing technology.

For more information and to apply to the AI Robotics & Ethics AEGIS camp click here.