Office: Schaefer Hall, Room 175
Phone: x4433 (240-895-4433)
Personal Website: www.davekung.com
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First Year Seminar - Mind-Bending Math: Paradoxes & Puzzles
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.)
My second lecture series for The Great Courses came out recently. The topic is Mind-Bending Math: Paradoxes & Puzzles, which is also the topic of my First Year Seminar. Since you've read so thoroughly, I'll give you the same challenge I give my students: Change your mind about something important. (You, however, probably don't have a deadline, a paper, and an oral presentation to go along with this challenge.)
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.
On a closely related topic, I gave a keynote talk about diversity at the 2015 IBL conference in Austin, Texas, which included a call to help diversify STEM fields in higher education.
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. (Don't believe me? Watch a barber in Ouarzazate, Morocco cut off my pony tail.)