Selected articles


“A Bohr-Mollerup Theorem for Interpolating Triangular Numbers” (with Jingyi Wu, Middlebury 2017).  Journal of Convex Analysis, vol. 25, no. 1, 2018.

Slow points for functions in the Zygmund Class Lambda-star” (with Loren Pitt and Milne Anderson). The Real Analysis Exchange, vol. 32 no. 1, 2007.

The Boundedness of the Riesz projection on spaces with weights” (with Irina Marinov, Middlebury 1998). Pacific Journal of Mathematics vol. 198 No. 2, 2001.

“Reliable mobile robot navigation from unreliable visual cues” (with Amy Briggs and Daniel Scharstein). Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics, WAFR 2000.

“A General prediction theorem for unbounded weights” (with Bruce Hanson). Houston Mathematics Journalvol 25, no. 2, 1999.

“A Unified approach to some prediction problems.” Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, vol 123, February 1995.

     Mathematics and Theater

“The Mathematical Heart of Tom Stoppard.”  Modern Drama, issue 67.1. (to appear)

“The Turing Test on the Human Stage.”  Bridges 2023 Conference Proceedings, July 2023.

“Order versus Randomness:  What math can teach us about the stage.”  Literary Hub (,  June 9, 2023.

“Review:  The Mathematics of Being Human.”  Notices of the American Mathematical Society, Vol 63, no. 01, January 2016.

“The Dramatic Life of Mathematics:  A Centennial History of the Intersection of Mathematics and Theater.”  A Century of Advancing Mathematics, Mathematical Association of America, Washinton D.C., 2015.

“Simon McBurney’s Ambitious Pursuit of the Pure Math Play.” Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (special issue on New Directions in Theatre and Science), Vol 39, no. 3, February  2014.

“Science as Art in Contemporary Theater.”  The Education Letter published by Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario, Spring 2013.

“A Disappearing Number.” Math Horizons, Vol 16, no. 4, April 2009.

“A Mathematical Proof or Not?” Math Horizons, Vol 13, no. 3, February 2006.

“Lost in Shakespace.” FOCUS, Mathematical Association of America, December 2005.

“A Beautiful Mind.” Math Horizons, Vol 9, no. 4, April 2002.

“Turning Theorems into Plays.” Math Horizons, Vol 7, no. 1, September 1999.  Also appears in The Edge of the Universe:  Celebrating Ten Years of Math Horizons, Mathematical Association of America, Washington D.C., 2006.

   Pedagogy and Recreational Mathematics

“What to Expect When You’re Electing,” Math Horizons, February 2013.

“Conjecture and Proof: A Case of Mistaken Identity in Raphael’s School of Athens.” Bridges 2011 Conference Proceedings, July 2011.

“My Conversion to Tauism” Math Horizons, April 2012.

“A Conversation with Manjul Bhargava,” Math Horizons, November 2011.

“A Conversation with Coach Chris Meidt,” Math Horizons, September 2009

“When Lions Battle,(with Steve Kennedy), Math Horizons, April 2007.

“Making the Epsilons Matter,” Pedagogical Innovations in Mathematics, Mathematical Association of America, November 2005.

“Take A Walk On the Boardwalk: Monopoly and Markov Chains,” (with Matt Richey), The College Mathematics Journal, vol. 10, no. 12, May 1997.