selected media coverage


Topic of interview


Initial Date Aired


Pi Day, math appreciation

El Paso’s KTEP (88.5 FM) “Focus on Campus” with Louie Saenz

March 15, 2019

2016 International Sun Conference on Teaching and Learning

El Paso’s KTEP (88.5 FM) “Focus on Campus” with Louie Saenz

Feb. 26, 2016

campus carry, gun violence, and my related song

El Paso’s KTEP (88.5 FM) “Focus on Campus” with Louie Saenz

Dec. 18, 2015 

NSF-funded research on statistics & fun/music

El Paso’s KTEP (88.5 FM) “100@100: Research for Our Next Century” with Dr. Keith Pannell

May 29, 2014

Math & Music/Poetry

El Paso’s KTEP (88.5 FM) “State of the Arts” with Mónica Gómez

April 13, 2013; Feb. 21, 2009

Math & Music

Kingston, Jamaica’s HOT 102 (101.9 FM) “Today with Beverley Anderson Manley”

May 19, 2008

Surface Area of Desert Life, Mark and Recapture, Desert Weather, Snakes, Pi Day

El Paso’s KTEP (88.5 FM) “Desert Diary” with Florence Schwein

June 22, 2009; June 7, 2005; May 18, 2005; April 19, 2005; March 14, 2005, respectively


KTRH-AM (Houston), WGST-AM (Atlanta);  KFNC-FM (Houston); KUT-FM (Austin), WOAI-AM (San Antonio), KHOW-AM (Denver)

April 16, 2002;

June 15, 2005;

Dec. 17, 2013;

October 19&23, 2018,2013.mp3

algebra education on hour-long talkradio call-in show

“Math Medley” with Pat Kenschaft on KFNX-AM (Phoenix), WALE-AM (Providence), and

Sept. 23, 2000




representative items

2016 Piper Professor award

5/2/16 El Paso Herald Post:  (with shorter 5/3/16 blurbs in El Paso Inc. and Rice University dateline news)

Also, the week of 5/9/16 included UTEP’s extended video (on YouTube or Vimeo) and newsfeed writeup


3/30/12 El Paso Times:

8/28/93 Austin American-Statesman:

math & music

2016 interview in the premier STEM songwriting blog:

Summer 2015 UTEP College of Science newsletter:

3/14/15 El Paso Times, also picked up by the Oklahoman:;

3/31/02 Herald Sun [Australia’s largest paper]:

Children’s education

issues in 2015-2016 of The Mini Page (a weekly syndicated feature in 500+ newspapers with 20 million readers) on topics of Mobius strips, math & music, and statistics polls




International Sun Conference on Teaching and Learning I chaired

KFOX, March 6, 2015;

KDBC-TV and KFOX, March 17, 2016

educating about the lottery

twice on Austin ABC-affiliate KVUE-TV

several El Paso stations, including CBS-affiliate KDBC-TV, ABC-affiliate KVIA-TV, KFOX-TV, and NBC-affiliate KTSM-TV

the lead “Dollars & Sense” segment of Cable News Network (CNN) Headline News throughout the last weekend of August 1993 

my math-and-music edutainment

guest lesson I taught to El Paso middle schoolers Feb. 1, 2013 on the mathematics of stringed instruments where KFOX-TV interviewed me and some students and aired it on that evening’s news. 

One of my math songs won a national “Pi Day of the Century” contest announced by the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) on 3/14/15, which attracted TV coverage by El Paso stations (KDBC, KVIA, and KFOX), a 2:38 video posted that day on UTEPMiners Facebook, and the closing (and longest) story on that week’s UTEP Headlines Video Newscast (

Three other songs were winners in MoMath’s fall 2015 math song contest, which resulted in being interviewed for KFOX (watch clip) and KDBC (watch clip) 12/2/15 evening news.

Featured appearances on 6 episodes of PBS children’s educational show “Blast Beyond”

All 6 episodes are archived here:


educational online videos


Associated Organization


Use of video in teaching

Academic Technologies, The University of Texas at El Paso

(picked up by UTEP’s news feed at:


Exploring a model of the statistical median

Journal of Statistics Education,  (also, see associated webinar archived at )

Math songs

Virtual poetry reading 8/16/2014 at the International Bridges conference

Invited 11/19/15 performance at the National Museum of Mathematics

Statistics songs

Plenary banquet performance at 2013 United States Conference on Teaching Statistics

Interactive lecturing with answer cards

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning(CETaL), The University of Texas at El Paso , then

Statistics education outreach about the lottery

Hosted by the American Statistical Association ( and the Quantitative Literacy special interest group of the Mathematical Association of America (

Gender equity

TITLE IX public service announcement sponsored by Frontera Women’s Foundation, UTEP, and EPCC