- PhD, Mathematics, August 1996, Pennsylvania State University
- PhD, Mathematics, June 1995, Institute of Mathematics, Bucharest
- MSc, Mathematics, 1988, University of Bucharest
- BSc, Mathematics, 1987, University of Bucharest

- 8/2011 - present: Professor of Mathematics, Ohio Northern University
- 9/04 - 8/11: Associate Professor of Mathematics, Ohio Northern University (tenured since 8/06)
- 8/00 - 9/04: Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Ohio Northern University
- 7/99 - 7/00: Research Associate, Education Program for Gifted Youth, Stanford University
- 8/96 - 5/99: Assistant Professor, Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Washington State University
- 8/92 - 8/96: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University

- 2011-2012 Mary Reichelderfer Chair of Mathematics, Ohio Northern University
- 2011 Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award for Mathematics and
Statistics, Ohio Northern University

- 2010 Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award for Mathematics and
Statistics, Ohio Northern University

- 2007-2008 Mary Reichelderfer Chair of Mathematics, Ohio Northern University
- 2004-2005 Mary Reichelderfer Chair of Mathematics, Ohio Northern University
- Pritchard Dissertation Fellowship, Penn State, 1996
- Wheeler P. Davey Memorial Scholarship, Penn State, 1995
- Honorable Mention Award, Penn State, 1994
- Wollmer-Klechner Scholarship in Science, Penn State, 1993
- Traian Lalescu awards, mathematics undergraduate contests, 1983 and 1984
- Member of the National Olympic Mathematics Team of Romania, 1979-1982

Teaching experience

From August 2000 : Ohio Northern University (currently Associate Professor of Mathematics). Taught: Discrete Mathematics, Linear Algebra, Advanced Linear Algebra, Foundations of Mathematics, Differential Equations, Calculus for Engineers, Calculus for Life Sciences, College Algebra, Number Theory with applications to Cryptography and Coding, Cryptography Honors Seminar, Mathematics Problem Solving Seminar. Involvement in undergraduate research.

From 7/99 - 7/00: Stanford University (Educational Program for Gifted Youth, Research Associate). Taught: Calculus, Linear Algebra (online instruction, virtual classroom). Wrote the EPGY Linear Algebra Course Notes, Parts 1-2, 1999-2000.

From 8/96 - 5/99: Washington State University (Assistant Professor of Mathematics).Taught: Discrete mathematics, Linear Algebra and Abstract Algebra, Multivariable Calculus, Number Theory. Graduate students advised: Ioan Sadoveanu (M.Sc. 1997) and John Touth Evans (M.Sc. 1998). Conducted the Graduate Algebra Seminar (Fall 1997). Coordinator of the training program for the Putnam Mathematical Competition (1996-1998). Coordinator (Spring 1998) of the Undergraduate Seminar "How to solve Problems and write Proofs?...".

From 8/92 - 8/96: Pennsylvania State University (Graduate Teaching Assistant). Taught: Calculus, Linear Algebra. Instructional Development Program Teaching Certificate from Penn State, 1996

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