Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Mathematics University of Minnesota 2010
M.S. Mathematics, Statistics Minor University of Minnesota 2009
B.A. Mathematics and Secondary Education Bethel University 2003

Stochastic Processes (Graduate Level)
Probability and Statistics
Seminar in Probability and Statistics
Introduction to Statistics
Financial Mathematics I and II
Seminar in Financial Mathematics
Capstone in Applied Mathematics (Graduate Level)
Calculus I and II
Discrete Mathematics
Linear Algebra
Abstract Algebra
Mathematical Proofs and Structures
Survey of Mathematics
Mathematical Concepts and Applications I and II
Intermediate Algebra
Special Topics in Mathematics

Probability Theory (including Stochastic Processes)
Actuarial Science

Professor of Mathematics, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA, 2022 - Present
Associate Professor of Mathematics, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA, 2016 - 2022
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA, 2013 - 2016
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Union University, Jackson, TN, 2010-2013
Teaching Assistant of Mathematics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2003-2010


• Baxter, J.R. and Hernandez, M.N. (February 2019). Stopping Time Convergence for Processes Associated with Dirichlet Forms. Potential Analysis, 50:2, 245-277.
• Nielsen, M.N. (May 2010). Stable Convergence and Markov Processes, A dissertation directed by Dr. John Baxter, University of Minnesota.

Actuarial Exams (Administered by the Society of Actuaries) Completed:

• Fundamentals of Actuarial Mathematics - Short Term Examination (Exam FAM-S)
• Investments and Financial Markets Examination (Exam IFM)
• Models for Life Contingencies Examination (Exam MLC)
• Financial Mathematics Examination (Exam FM)
• Probability Examination (Exam P)

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