Larry is a proud graduate of Schoolcraft College! During his time as a student at the College, he was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Omicron Iota Chapter, a Student Ambassador, and Lead Tutor at the Learning Center (frmr Learning Assistance Center). He is also the 2005 first place recipient of the Mathematics Department’s highly esteemed Pythagorean Prize.
Upon graduating from Schoolcraft, Larry moved on to complete his studies at Wayne State University, receiving his bachelors degree and earning a membership in the Golden Key International Honour Society. Just two years later, he completed his master’s degree from Wayne State. His Masters thesis focus was in Elliptic Curve Cryptography.
Larry's first started his teaching career as a substitute teacher in the Garden City school district. He then served as a paraprofessional at Cesar Chavez Academy High School in Southwest Detroit, moving on to become a full time mathematics teacher for a three years. After completing his three year tour at Chavez, he finally returned to his second home, Schoolcraft--this time, as a full time Mathematics Professor. In addition to his teaching duties, Larry serves as chair person for the Pythagorean Prize selection committee, and is also a co-advisor for the Phi Theta Kappa Omicron Iota Chapter.
Larry enjoys all level of mathematics, especially the areas of Number Theory, Topology, and Cryptography. Although he admits to having hobbies such as collecting memes and sharing dad jokes, his biggest passions are family and teaching. His ultimate goal in the class room is to help students to foster a loving, lifelong relationship with mathematics.