Christopher D. Walker 
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BioI am currently a Ph.D. student in mathematics at UC Riverside. I received my Master's in mathematics from CSU  San Bernardino in 2006. I am also a mathematics instructor for Barstow College. I was previously a junior high and high school math teacher at Victor Valley Christian School, and in another life I studied genetics at UNLV. In my free time I enjoy watching, playing, and coach all types of sports, especially soccer (I'm sorry to those outside the states, but I still can't bring myself to call it football). I am also a golf addict (I refer to it this way because it truly is as bad as a drug). ResearchMy Master's thesis "Freeness of Hopf Algebras" (under the guidance of Dr. Davida Fischman) focused on the ring theoretic properties of Hopf algebras and Hopf modules. In particular I looked at the NicholsZoeller Theorem and several of it generalizations. Here is the Abstract, or if you are more daring, The Complete Thesis. My current interest is a continuation of this work in the fields of Category Theory and Quantum Groups. I am a student of Dr. John Baez. He is a mathematical physicist who specializes in ncategories. For way more information you should visit his web site John Baez's Stuff which contains (among a plethera of other things) lecture notes from his quantum gravity seminar and his (almost) weekly posting "This Week's Finds in Mathematical Physics". Here are lecture notes and homework solutions (which I wrote) to a course in algebraic topology taught by Dr. Baez during Winter 2007 at UCR. PapersHere are my publications to date.
TalksHere are slides for various talks I've given
Teaching ExperienceI have served as a mathematics instructor at various levels since 2004. Here is a list of class I have taught as a postsecondary instructor. I taught the following classes as a Teaching Assistant at UC Riverside
I taught the following classes as a Primary Instructor at UC Riverside
From the following list of classes, I have taught two each semester since 2006 as a Primary Instructor at Barstow College
I taught the following class as a primary instructor for the Inland Counties Math Project. This is an organization designed to improve the level of mathematics instruction in Southern California by providing instruction to new high school math teachers. The class I taught is a prep class for the CSET I exam which all high school math teachers must pass to clear their credential.
See my Teaching Portfolio for teaching evaluations and comments. Professional StuffRandom StuffLinks

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