I was born in Medford Oregon and raised in a small town in the Rogue Valley. I have lived in the Washington D.C. Area and Boston Massachusetts but call Oregon Home. I have had several occupations including Banking, Construction and Farm Management, prior to enrolling in the Masters of Arts and Teaching at Lewis and Clark College in Portland Oregon. I taught elementary and middle school for 6 years before moving to Iowa where I completed my Ph.D. I enjoy researching the development of logical thought in children and have twice presented papers at the International Jean Piaget Society annual conference. The logical structures I study are those which underlie math and science concepts commonly taught in school including space, time, number and classification. I teach three classes here at Gonzaga including, Learning Theories, Instruction, Assessment and Technology in Mathematics and Elementary Math and Science methods.