Assistant Professor of Mathematics
I am an Assistant Professor at WVU. I grew up in (variously) Chicago, IL; Bethesda, MD; and Seattle, WA. I studied mathematics as an undergraduate at the University of Washington and went on to get my Ph.D. in mathematics at Northwestern University. Afterwards I was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Chicago, followed by an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow and instructor at Harvard University.
My research is in the study of geometric and arithmetically motivated problems (e.g. manifolds and number theory) using the tools of homotopy theory and higher algebra. In other words, I study the qualitative features of (high-dimensional) shapes by constructing and computing certain algebraic measurements of those shapes that are simpler to understand.
As an instructor, I am interested in inclusive pedagogy; in cultivating curiosity, mindfulness and a growth mindset; and in supporting students as best I can to explore past the edges of wherever they currently are.
Older papers, superseded or awaiting revision:
Here is a list of past courses.