Department of Mathematical Sciences

Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, VA 22802

(540) 432-4642

byer@emu.edu , Personal web page

**Education**

- Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, May 1996. Dissertation: "Several Results on Extremal (v,e)-Graphs", under the direction of Dr. Felix Lazebnik.
- M.S. in Mathematics, University of Delaware, May 1991.
- B.A. in Mathematics, with secondary certification, Messiah College, Grantham, PA, May 1989.

**Teaching Experience**

*Associate Professor*: Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA, Fall 2001-present.*Assistant Professor*: Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA, Fall 1999-Spring 2001. Courses taught: Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Intermediate Calculus, Linear Algebra, Abstract Algebra, Mathematical Probability, Number Theory, Probability and Statistics, Statistics for Natural Sciences*Assistant Professor*: Northwestern College , Orange City, IA, Fall 1996-Spring 1999. Courses taught: Calculus for Management, Life, and Social Sciences; Calculus I, II, and III; Basic Algebra; Elementary Statistics; Probability and Statistics; Discrete Mathematics; Topics in Contemporary Mathematics; Math for Elementary Teachers and the inter-disciplinary course War and Peace.*Adjunct Faculty*: Philadelphia College of Bible, Langhorne, PA, Spring 1996. Taught Abstract Algebra.*Instructor*: Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA, 1991-1992. Courses taught: Basic Algebra; College Algebra; Intro to Computers; Discrete Mathematics; Elements of Calculus; and Abstract Algebra.*Instructor*: University of Delaware, 1990, 1993-1996. Courses taught: Algebra and Elementary Statistics (twice); Calculus I; and Calculus II (three times). I also coordinated summer program for teaching Calculus to minority engineering students.*Teaching Assistant*: University of Delaware, 1989-1991, 1992-1995. Taught recitation and lab sections for Mathematics for Elementary Education (twice) and Calculus II (six times).*Student Teacher*: Camp Hill High School, Camp Hill, PA, Fall 1988.

**Awards**

- Baxter-Sloyer Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Delaware, 1995.
- Summa Cum Laude, Messiah College, 1989.
- Merit Scholar, Messiah College, 1986.
- Received student nominations for excellence in teaching at Eastern Mennonite University (1992) and Northwestern College (1997).

**Publications**

- "Maximum Number of 4-cliques in a 4-partite Graph",
*Bulletin of ICA*, Volume 21 (1997), pp. 27-32. - "Some New Bounds on the Maximum Number of Vertex Colorings of a (v,e)-Graph",
*Journal of Graph Theory*, Volume 28 (1998), pp. 115-128. - "Two Path Extremal Graphs and an Application to a Ramsey-type Problem",
*Discrete Mathematics*, 196 (1999), pp. 51-64 . - "Maximum Number of 3-paths in a Graph",
*ARS Combinatoria*, Volume 61 (2001), pp. 73-79. - "Observations on the Indeterminacy of the Sample Correlation Coefficient",
*College Mathematics Journal*, Volume 33 (September 2002), pp. 320-322.