About Me

Personal History

Although I was born in Midland, Texas, my family moved back to my father's hometown in rural, western Kentucky shortly before my brother Curtis was born. I come from a large extended family and was among the first in my family to attend a four-year college or university.

Academic Career

In my academic life, I began my mathematical career at Transylvania University, the sixteenth oldest college in the United States located in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. After graduation, I was accepted to study at Indiana University - Bloomington where I subsequently decided to pursue an MS in Applied Statistics, which I obtained in 2017, en route to my PhD. I graduated from the PhD program in Spring 2019. I accepted a visiting position at Denison University, a small liberal arts college in Granville, Ohio, where I taught until May 2021. I am now an Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Austin College in Sherman, Texas.

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Retirement of Dr. David Shannon from Transylvania University 2016. Photo by Dr. Mike LeVan.


Subfactors in Maui Conference 2018

Indiana University - Bloomington

PhD in Mathematics

Spring 2019. Adviser: Noah Snyder

MS in Applied Statistics

May 2017.

Transylvania University

BA in Mathematics and Spanish

May 2012. Minor in Philosophy.

Spoken Languages

English - Native Proficiency

Spanish - Professional Fluency

Programming Languages