## Johnner Barrett

Dr. Barrett received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from OSU in June 2014. His dissertation was related to local conservation laws of the nonlinear Schrödinger equation. Before coming to OSU, he taught for four years at Willamette University where he was awarded the Mortarboard Professor of the Year in 2006. In the classroom, he strives for an atmosphere of free participation where everyone's approach is given attention without risk. Outside of the classroom, he has been a musician and a recreational linguist for longer than he has been a mathematician. He says, “Sharing music and helping people realize their own mathematical capabilities are each immensely satisfying. I am blessed to do both.”