Tell about a memorable classroom experience.
I fell asleep as an undergrad, hit my head on the wall next to me — hard enough for the class to hear, but did not wake up.
Todd conducts research in the area of masculine identity, American culture (politics, education), and Male-female relationships
The primary abilities a student should develop in college are oral and written communications skills and quantitative skills. After that, they should work on poise, appearance, and personality (from a Wall Street Journal survey of business recruiters.) Graduating with this skill set prepares them for a future with many possibilities.
Everyone at Augsburg can do algebra in their heads — a fact demonstrated during the first class. Studying math helps people develop the ability to think precisely and methodically. These are the most important benefits from studying math and they can be applied to any discipline — art, science, history, or English.
My professional background includes: Army officer, commercial software developer and project manager, construction (as laborer and contractor), full-time business professor, coach of college women’s lacrosse, mortgage bank president, CFO and GM of City Pages, among other things.
As well as teach at Augsburg, I also coach HS lacrosse, counsel, mediate and do business consulting in the areas of operations, finance, technology and management.
MAT 105, Applied Algebra
MAT 114, Pre-Calc
MAT 173, Math of Interest
- B.A., Middlebury College
- M.A., Pepperdine University
- Ph.D. (ABD) University of Minnesota
Honors and Distinctions
- Student Association Faculty Appreciation Award (St Michael’s College)
- National Coach of the Year (Women’s Lacrosse) Airborne, Ranger
- Best Student-Athlete