It gives me great pleasure to inspire students to think outside the box, not just on the generic procedure of plugging numbers into a formula. I currently teach both undergraduate and graduate courses and am affiliated with the growing nuclear science and engineering program. I enjoy helping students understand fundamental physics principles in conferences and recently developed a graduate course in nuclear instrumentation that focuses on the practical applications of radiation detection. My research areas of interest are in the fields of medical physics, health physics, radiation detection and Monte Carlo transport calculations. In addition to my teaching and research, I am also involved with efforts to obtain accreditation from CAMPEP (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs) for a newly established medical physics graduate program.