From 1997 to 2002, Gerry taught College Algebra and Calculus for the University of South Carolina as a part-time instructor, and taught Advanced Placement BC Calculus from 2002-2003 as a distance learning teacher for the Richland County School District I in Columbia, South Carolina. For his Master's degree, Gerry wrote a thesis with
Dr. Michael Filaseta titled "Reducibility in Polynomials with Non-negative Coefficients". He is also a member of the Pi Mu Epsilon Honorary National Mathematics Society.
Gerry is a musician (French horn, recorder, and some bassoon), has played with the Northstar Community Band in the Kansas City area, and is a member of the Heritage Philharmonic of Eastern Jackson County. Previously he played in the Columbia Community Concert Band from 1996 to 2004 in free, public concerts throughout South Carolina. In addition, he has worked for a wildlife sanctuary, in the Mammal department at a zoo in 2003, and at Yellowstone National Park in 2004.
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