# Who Will Be My Instructor?

Unlike many other distance education courses, ** ALL** instruction, grading, feedback, and interaction with
the students is completed by qualified HUMAN instructors. We do not use AI or Multiple Choice or other automated grading
mechanisms.

## Head Professor: Robert R. Curtis, Ph.D.

Robert completed his B.A. with Highest Honors in Mathematics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1987, followed by his M.A. and Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of California, San Diego, in 1993, writing in algebraic geometry with advisors George Kempf and Adrian Wadsworth.
Robert began 1991 teaching at Delta College in California, traveling one day to visit
master teacher Phil Smith in his new mathematics computer lab at American River College in Sacramento.
Phil's students were learning Calculus II using a new graphical computer algebra program called *Theorist*,
accomplishing long u-substitution integration problems with drag-and-drop ease on the Macintosh, a coupling of computer algebra usage
with visual and symbolic learning. The new field of *Distance Mathematics Education* was born from a single
Mac computer in Delta colleague Chris Barker's office, empowering *Theorist* files to be click-launched on the World-Wide-Web via the
new Netscape (now Firefox) browser.

In 1995, Robert moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts to found **MathMonkeys**, and purchased *Theorist*
in 1999, rebranding it to *LiveMath*. Robert continues to lead the programming team working on a
Qt-based LiveMath to return it full multiplatform glory.

Robert co-founded the Distance Calculus program in 1997, originally at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts; later moved to Shorter University in Georgia, and now at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island, USA, where Robert is the Head Professor and Program Director of the University College program.

Robert adapted the *Calculus&Mathematica* courseware series into **LiveMath**, as well as adding to further development of this
wonderful curriculum series originally written by Bill Davis and Jerry Uhl, et al. Robert is currently working on the adaptation of the Alfred Grey's
*Differential Geometry Using Mathematica* text to the Distance Calculus platform.

On a good day at low tide, Robert can be found at sunrise on a long beach walk with a thermos of coffee percolating new and interesting ways to experience mathematics empirically with computer algebra.

Primary Email: robert@distancecalculus.com

### Visiting Instructor: Samuel Hambleton, Ph.D.

Sam completed his B.Sc. with Honors in Mathematics at the University of Queensland, Australia (UQ), and his Ph.D. in Mathematics at UQ on algebraic number theory and geometry.

Sam completed a Graduate Diploma of Education at the same time and then began teaching Numerical Analysis and other Mathematics courses at UQ for several subsequent years.

From 2015, Sam worked with Hugh C. Williams on Cubic Fields with Geometry, published in 2018 on Algorithms for Cubic Number Fields, Algebraic Number Theory and some Algebraic Geometry in the special case associated with cubic fields.

From 2018, Sam started making YouTube videos on Mathematica and Mathematics teaching in his spare time, and plans to continue.

In 2021 Sam left the city for Queensland's Sunshine Coast and contributes to the local university UniSC and occasionally works for UQ. Sam has teaching experience in Calculus and Multivariate Calculus, Discrete Math, Differential Equations and Systems of ODEs, PDEs, Numerical Analysis, Linear Algebra, Abstract Algebra, Mathematics for Data Science, and more.

Dr. Hambleton is developing and co-teaching the new DMAT 225 - Computational Discrete Mathematics course.

Primary Email: sam@distancecalculus.com

#### Freshman Math Courses

- Applied Calculus for Business [3 credits] [3CR]
- Applied Calculus for Life Science [3 credits] [3CR]
- Calculus I[4 credits] [4CR]
- Calculus II[4 credits] [4CR]

#### Sophomore Math Courses

- Multivariable Calculus III [4 credits] [4CR]
- Differential Equations [3 credits] [3CR]
- Linear Algebra [4 credits] [4CR]
- Probability Theory [3 credits] [3CR]

#### Honors Math Courses

- Honors Calculus I [5 credits] [5CR]
- Honors Calculus II [5 credits] [5CR]
- Honors Calculus I+II for Data Science [5 credits] [5CR]
- Honors Multivariable Calculus [5 credits] [5CR]
- Honors Differential Equations [4 credits] [4CR]
- Honors Linear Algebra [5 credits] [5CR]
- Honors Linear Algebra for Data Science [5 credits] [5CR]

#### Lower Division Math Courses

- Precalculus with Trigonometry [4 credits] [4CR]
- Introductory Statistics [4 credits] [4CR]
- Finite Mathematics [3 credits] [3CR]
- Discrete Mathematics [4 credits] [4CR]

#### Upper Division Math Courses

- Computational Abstract Algebra [4 credits] [4CR]
- Computational Differential Geometry [4 credits] [4CR]