is a professor of mathematics and professor of economics. This means that he is a member of both the MathDepartment
and the HumDepartment
He was also the DeanOfFaculty? and thus somehow ended up teaching a STEMs recitation section in spring of 2007 when the engineering department claimed it did not have enough faculty to teach the class. He actually made an attempt at explaining the math behind what was going on and had a habit of starting sentences with "What the engineers don't tell you is..." This was a GoodThing?. As a math person, he did well for the signals processing part of the class. However, he struggled more with the systems part and we frequently had to correct his mechanics (one time he forgot to include gravity on a pendulum...).
- He also had a tendency to make algebra mistakes and not get through any practice problems. But, in his defense, that problem with the pendulum didn't have gravity in his ProfessorMolinder-supplied answer key.
- On the other hand, if he had been more familiar with physics, he wouldn't have insisted that gravity wasn't necessary in the pendulum problem, oh fine I'll put it in if you really want me to but it won't matter in the end, you'll see. I personally would have preferred "This is how you do the problems" to "This is what the engineers don't tell you," but I know that's just a personal preference thing.