I am currently serving as Associate Department Chair of Mathematics and teaching several of the upper level Mathematics courses here at SUNY Empire State College. I have been teaching for Empire State College since 2008 and have developed courses such as Graph Theory and Abstract Algebra. I have several tutorial videos for these subjects and more on my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/CBlissMath

I am interested in dynamical processes on large, evolving complex networks. Many phenomena can be modeled as complex systems; systems from which emergent properties arise from nonlinear localized dynamics. With the increased availability of in situ network data, many questions of scientific interest previously addressed through analysis and simulation can now be explored through computation in a “big data” framework. I am especially interested in characterizing time-varying complex networks from incomplete or noisy data, the description and explanation of evolutionary network dynamics, and contagious processes on networks. For more information on my research, see my Google Scholar page: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=QRMmdnsAAAAJ&hl=en


  • Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences from University of Vermont
  • M.S. in Mathematics from University of Vermont
  • M.A. in Marine Affairs and Policy from University of Miami
  • B.A. in Psychology from Syracuse University