# Spring Semester 2013

"Learning without thinking is labor lost. Thinking without learning is perilous."

This quote by Confucius guides my approach to both research and teaching. In the classroom I encourage my students to be active learners, exploring new ideas and ways to apply the material they learn in the classroom to other areas of study and their lives in general. I think of my relationship with students as a partnership in which we share the same goals and I like to allow my students' interests and intuitions influence the directions we take.

This coming spring I will be teaching Graph Theory (Math 347) and a First Year Seminar (FYS 100) on sustainable energy at Wake Forest University.

## Previous courses

### Wake Forest University

- Discrete Mathematics (Math 117)
- Combinatorial Analysis I (Math 348/648)
- Calculus I and II
- Linear algebra

### Davidson College

- Finite Math
- Calculus I and II
- Linear Algebra
- Discrete Mathematics
- Combinatorics Seminar

### UC-Berkeley

- Abstract Algebra

### University of Pennsylvania

- Learning math by teaching math (an academically based community service course)
- Calculus (teaching assistant)

by S K Mason.