Useful and Cool Mathematical Links
- M.S., Ph.D.: Mathematics, Northwestern University
- A.B.: Applied Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley
- A Seminar introducing the math major to sophomores and juniors
- Geometry and Senior Seminar
- Calculus, with an emphasis on understanding the concepts, and how to use them
- Math and Art
I am very interested in interrogating what role my race and gender play in the classroom, as I work to remove barriers and create a welcoming atmosphere.
This year, I am introducing a new seminar for sophomores and junior math majors (or potential math majors). This half-credit course aims to give math majors and minors space to situate themselves within mathematics and the broad mathematical community, while developing some specific skills that are important within the major and beyond.
For the last several years, I've been working on my course on Geometry, as well as workshops for peer tutors of all disciplines (in my role as Coordinator of Peer Tutoring).
Before that, my primary focus was developing a course in Math and Art, connected to some of the Art History and Studio Art courses. This course has been very fun for me, but also challenging as I began with essentially no background in art.
- For my dissertation, I focused on Commutative Ring Theory and Homological Algebra. My aim was to extend the idea of divisibility. Ordinarily, one cannot discuss the concept of a divisible element unless the ring is a domain. I was interested in whether there was a way to define divisibility which does not require the ring to be a domain. This question led me to consider the behavior of families of ideals, and torsionality.
- I am currently catching up on the connections between math and art, and plan to continue to expand my horizons in this area.
- Who has time for interests and hobbies?! I love to travel, when I can. I enjoy painting cabinets and walls (which for some reason I've always found to be very soothing), and I have also discovered a previously unsuspected interest in gardening and its counter-part -- yanking out unwanted brambles and seedlings in the back woods. I'm making my way through the entire archive of New York Times crossword puzzles. I love to read, and can rarely be found without a book close-by! I have lately been on a non-fiction kick, learning about various diseases, pre-Columbian America, rubber plantations, etc. To keep fit, I do strength-training, yoga, and zumba and other dancing exercises. If I had more time, I would spend considerably more time than I do swimming and hiking.
Department of Mathematics
Science Center, Room 327
Norton, Massachusetts 02766-0930
TEL (508) 286-3973
FAX (508) 286-8278
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