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University Experience

CBT Experience

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Corporate Experience

Teaching Experience

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Software Experience

Mathematics Experience

Employment Record

 

Cathodic Protection Industry Work

 


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Ph.D. from The Ohio University with research in Mathematics.
Dissertation: Pythagorean Triangles with Sum and Difference of Legs Equal to a Prime
M.A. from the University of Missouri with major in Mathematics.

B.S. from the University of Illinois with major in Mathematics.


Grants and Awards Return to Vita Menu

Date Name Grantor
1988 Research Excellence Award Central Michigan University
1983 University Research Professor Central Michigan University
1979 Sabbatical Leave Central Michigan University
1978 Curriculum & Instruction Grant Central Michigan University
1977 Curriculum & Instruction Grant Central Michigan University
1976 Curriculum & Instruction Grant Central Michigan University
1976 Achievement Award Central Michigan University
1974 Achievement Award Central Michigan University
1970 Research Grant Ohio University

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Co-authored with M. Poage and C. Andersen

  • Critical Thinking Approach to Competency Arithmetic, MTE, Denver, CO, 1996.
  • Critical Thinking Approach to Geometric and Measurement Topics, MTE, Denver, CO, 1989.
  • Critical Thinking Approach to Beginning Algebra, MTE, Denver, CO, 1989
  • Critical Thinking Approach to Intermediate Algebra, MTE, Denver, CO, 1989
  • Critical Thinking Approach to College Algebra, MTE, Denver, CO, 1994.
  • Critical Thinking Approach to Pre-Calculus, MTE, Denver, CO, 1995.
  • Concepts and Skills in Basic Mathematics, vols. I, II, III, Kendall/Hunt, Dubuque, IA, 1979.
  • Basic Algebra, Prindle, Weber & Schmidt, Boston, MA, 1975.
Co-authored with I. A. Barnett

  • Elements of Number Theory, Prindle, Weber & Schmidt, Boston, MA, (1969). Revised in 1971 with J. A. Wehlen.

Cathodic Protection Industry Work Return to Vita Menu

Since 1983, I have been an active participant in the Cathodic Protection industry. My activities in this industry have focused on software development but I have also attended schools, participated in specialized tests, conducted many different types of surveys, have studied extensively, and have had the opportunity to work with a wide range of record keeping and reporting systems from various companies.

I have attended classes at Purdue University, AUCSC, and The M. C. Miller Co. I was a regular instructor at the Appalacian Underground Corrosion Short Course (AUCSC) from 1984 to 1995. I was a committee member at AUCSC from 1986 to 1996. I have been on the advisory board at Kilgore College since 1990 and chaired that group since 1997. I have been a member of NACE since 1984 and have been active in several committees. I currently serve on the board of the Houston section of NACE as webmaster for the section.


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From February 1996 to 1999, I revised a large series of CBT modules for a Houston based products pipeline company. The original series consisted of 50 modules (some of them non-functional) and consumed over 100 Mb of storage space, had very limited and error ridden reporting capabilities, had no maintenance capabilities, and was very difficult to use. The system now requires approximately 15 Mb of storage, is easy to use, has many additional features including extensive reporting and maintenance capabilities. The original version was in Toolbook 1.53 and the revision was in Toolbook 3.0 which was converted to Toolbook 6.1 but not implemented. From July, 1992, to January, 1996, I was engaged in the design and development of FERA CBT. FERA CBT is a content independent, interactive, mastery based, Computer Based Training, Microsoft Windows application for the corrosion control industry. FERA CBT consists of three parts; an authoring program, an instruction program, and a record keeping program. For this project, I used object oriented design and object oriented programming as supported by Multimedia Toolbook. Version 3.0 of FERA CBT included sound, video, and animation and was released in January, 1996. I did all of the design and all of the coding for version 1.0 of FERA CBT. I employed the services of one excellent programmer to complete versions 2.0 and 3.0 of FERA CBT.

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Dissertation
Research Papers Thesis Direction

Corporate Experience Return to Vita Menu

As project engineer at Mears Engineering I managed many construction projects ranging in complexity from minor street construction to a multi-million dollar 600 acre research park. In this capacity I coordinated, supervised, was directly involved in, and performed; engineering, design, government approval, budgets, bid evaluation, contracts, inspection, and construction management. One project required that I develop specifications, standards, and typical drawings for pipeline construction through wetlands and at river crossings. To the best of my knowledge, these documents are still used by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources because they provide superior environmental protection to ecologically sensitive areas when construction is required in such areas.

From 1984 to 1988, as Vice President for Research and Development at Mears/CPG, I directed the activities of a six person computer programming and data processing department. This endeavor was the foundation upon which Mears/CPG grew from a local engineering company with an annual gross of less than $100,000 to the second or third largest cathodic protection company in the country with an estimated annual gross in excess of $10,000,000.

As president of DMDT I directed the activities of a 13 person software development company specializing in microcomputer software in the Microsoft Windows environment for the corrosion industry. DMDT had both suppliers and distributors throughout the United States as well as in Canada, France, The UK, The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, and Algeria. DMDT was a member of the CORRPRO/DMDT Joint Venture which had approximately 300 representatives throughout the world. DMDT clients were primarily major oil and gas pipeline companies. DMDT started in January of 1988 and developed software for a period of 15 months with no sales effort until March of 1989. With my management DMDT produced additional software and increased annual gross to the rate of $1,000,000 per year shortly before economic conditions in the pipeline industry forced me to close the company in October of 1991.

As a freshman at the University of Illinois my major was civil engineering and although I changed to mathematics, I have worked in the civil engineering profession at several different times during my career.

I have worked on survey crews, performed engineering duties for the construction of the Tri-State Tollway in Chicago and reconstruction of NIKE missile bases surrounding Gary, IN. During all of 1961, I worked as a highway design engineer for Missouri DOT in Kirkwood, MO.

During my tenure with Mears I performed the duties of each member of a survey crew in the performance of property surveys, site surveys, construction staking, and post construction surveys. I also designed many parking lots, streets, sewers, water lines, and building sites and performed the construction management and inspection for many of those projects. The most significant achievement during this time was project engineering for University Park.

As Project Engineer for University Park in Mt. Pleasant MI, I had the privilege of managing and/or performing all aspects of the engineering and construction of an elaborate 600 acre multi-million dollar research park. In that capacity I had the opportunity to work with local, university, state, and federal funding and regulatory agencies. My involvement with this project spanned several years and involved all engineering and construction of all underground facilities, lighting, streets, lakes, and landscaping. As a result of my project management the park construction was completed on time and slightly under budget in 1988. After completion I had the opportunity to serve as an engineering consultant to two companies during the design and construction of their facilities in the park.

Since 1983, I have been an active participant in the Cathodic Protection industry. My activities in this industry have focused on software development but I have also attended schools, participated in specialized tests, conducted many different types of surveys, have studied extensively, and have had the opportunity to work with a wide range of record keeping and reporting systems from various companies.

  I have attended classes at Purdue University, AUCSC, and The M. C. Miller Co. I was a regular instructor at the Appalacian Underground Corrosion Short Course (AUCSC) from 1984 to 1995. I was a committee member at AUCSC from 1986 to 1996. I have been on the advisory board at Kilgore College since 1990 and chaired that group since 1997. I have been a member of NACE since 1984 and have been active in several committees. I currently serve on the board of the Houston section of NACE as webmaster for the section.


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My teaching specialty is Number Theory and Abstract Algebra, however, I have taught virtually every mathematics course (except statistics) offered as part of the undergraduate and graduate program at Central Michigan University. I have developed and managed an innovative course (CSBM) for instruction of remedial students and have developed several new courses at the graduate level, including a practicum course with industrial applications required of all M.A. students in the applied mathematics program at Central Michigan University.

While at Ohio University and/or Central Michigan University, I have taught the following special courses: honors calculus, honors algebra and number theory (a two year class), computer investigations in number theory, computer oriented calculus, computer oriented linear algebra, quadratic diophantine equations, applications of abstract algebra to error correcting codes, and practicum in mathematical consulting.

My experience as an educator is only partially documented by activities at Ohio University and Central Michigan University. In addition to those activities in the traditional academic community, I have conducted training sessions and seminars for industry as a regular instructor at AUCSC and directly to industry personnel. Commitment to, and experience in, education is further exemplified by my committee involvement at AUCSC and Kilgore College as well as a recent (1996) appointment as adjunct professor of mathematics at Tomball College. At AUCSC I served as the chairman of the section on computers in corrosion and was a regular faculty member from 1985 to 1995. From 1990 to the present, I have served on the advisory board for the corrosion control program at Kilgore College in Kilgore, TX. As an adjunct professor of mathematics at Tomball College, I have taught one or two courses each semester.

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As Director of The Continuous Sequence in Basic Mathematics (CSBM) at Central Michigan University I managed a large non-traditional remedial mathematics program which, each semester, served approximately 2000 students with 15 faculty, 50 student assistants, a secretarial staff, and two to four computer programmers. This program operated much like a department within the Mathematics Department with final mastery examinations, enrollment of students based on test results, and reassignment of faculty and support staff each two weeks. Dr. Poage, CSBM co-developer, and I alternately performed these duties in the 14 semesters from 1974 to 1981. Thousands of students benefited from CSBM as verified by the dramatic increase in success rate from 50% to 80% and by the fact that substantial numbers of these remedial students subsequently were successful in traditional Calculus classes.

I chaired the Central Michigan University Basic Skills Competency Committee for its entire two year existence. This committee of 15 - 20 faculty met regularly (bi-weekly) to develop a comprehensive and detailed statement of the competencies required in the basic skills of mathematics, reading, writing, and speaking for graduation from Central Michigan University. In my capacity as chair, I managed all functions of this committee, strongly influenced its work, presented and defended the results to the Academic Senate and successfully promoted those results to become a graduation requirement at Central Michigan University.

While serving as Graduate Chairman on the Mathematics Department Administrative Council, I directed the reorganization of the M.A. program to reflect a more applied emphasis and I developed a practicum course with industrial applications which is still a required course in the applied graduate mathematics program at Central Michigan University.

I performed the administrative duties of Area Coordinator for the Service Area of the Mathematics Department and represented that Area on the Mathematics Department Administrative Council for four years. In that capacity, I maintained good relations and open communications with all those departments serviced by the Mathematics Department.


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Software Experience Return to Vita Menu

Project Experience

My most significant software projects are:

  • Computer management for CSBM on Univac 1106 and TRS-80,
  • Software System for Cathodic Protection Departments on CPM system,
  • ULTRA,
  • Multigraph Plus,
  • Close Interval Parser,
  • Wellbase,
  • RTMP,
  • FERA CBT,
  • Teppco CBT,
  • Developed many Web Sites
Language Experience

I have written in the following languages:

  • Machine language,
  • Assembly language,
  • Fortran,
  • Basic,
  • Pascal,
  • Several 4-GLs,
  • HTML,
  • Toolbook
  • JavaScript
  • PERL

Mathematics Experience Return to Vita Menu

My experience as a mathematician spans more than thirty years and was gained in both the academic environment as well as in industry. Specific activities have been research in Number Theory as well as development, proof, and implementation of algorithms in engineering, computer science, and corrosion control. Some of the applied work resulted in solutions to one-time problems while other work has significantly influenced the advancement of software used in datacollectors and data analysis software in the cathodic protection industry. My Mathematics research experience has been in the area of classical Number Theory and has produced six published papers. Specifically this research addresses a collection of questions about Primitive Pythagorean Triples.

Employment Record Return to Vita Menu

Self Employed Consultant February 96 - Present
FERA Mgr. of Training Systems October 94 - January 96
FERA Mgr. of Software Development May 92 - October 94
Self Employed Consultant November 91 - May 92
DMDT President January 88 - November 91
Mears/CPG Vice President for R&D March 84 - December 87
Mears Engineering Project Engineer June 79 - December 87
Central Michigan University Associate Professor August 76 - August 89
Central Michigan University Assistant Professor August 72 - August 76
Ohio University Instructor September 66 - August 72
University of Missouri Teaching Assistant September 65 - June 66
U. S. Navy Seaman January 62 - January 64
Missouri DOT Mathematician January 61 - January 62

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