Office: Schaefer Hall, Room 175
Phone: x4433 (240-895-4433)
Personal Website: www.davekung.com
Calc I |
Foundations of Math (FOM) (a.k.a. Intro to Proofs)
My math interests include harmonic analysis, math education, and the Putnam Exam - 2013 marked the 14th straight year SMCM has fielded a team, and have a rivalry with Gettysburg College, the winner of which retains the Putnam Lamp. I run the MAA's professional development program for new math faculty, called Project NExT. I used to run SMCM's first NSF-funded REU, the ESP-REU, as well as an NSF-funded scholarship program for STEM students with financial need, the STEM Navigators program. When I was a "young mathematician", I was "Grand Poobah" of the Young Mathematicians' Network, a group which serves the community of up-and-coming mathematicians.
I love both math and music (I play the violin) - two topics you can hear all about in How Mathematics and Music Relate a 12-lecture DVD course from the Teaching Company. "Labor of Love" perfectly describes the process of doing putting this course together - both of those words are key.
(Have a question about Math & Music? Post it to the Teaching Co. forum for the course.)
Lately I have done a lot of work surrounding Math & Social Justice, including running a break-out session at several Project NExT meetings, which included both Powerpoint Slides and Sample Activities.
Outside of math, I enjoy lots of different sports, including ultimate frisbee, running (I finally ran a 5k in under 20 minutes!), biking, and swimming (Alex taught me how to swim butterfly so well that I can beat him now!) Sometimes I combine sports and do triathlons. I love traveling around the world with my family - most recently for a semester in Hong Kong, volunteer for Obama, and used to have long hair. (Here you can watch a barber in Ouarzazate, Morocco cutting off my pony tail.)