## CV

**Appointments**

- Senior Lecturer of Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania

July 2019 — - Teaching Assistant Professor of Mathematics, North Carolina State University

August 2013 — June 2019 - Hans Rademacher Instructor of Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania

July 2011 — July 2013

**Education**

- Ph.D., Mathematics, Michigan State University, August 2011

Thesis:*Mean Curvature Flow in Higher Codimension*

Adviser: Jon G. Wolfson - B.S., Mathematics, The Honors College, Michigan State University, August 2005

With High Honor. Major coursework in linguistics.

**Scholarship and Publications**

*Geometric Analysis and Differential Geometry*- “Singularities of the Lagrangian Mean Curvature Flow”, submitted

arxiv:1505.01856 - “A Maximum Principle for Circle-Valued Temperatures”, (2021)

*Advances in Geometry*, 21 (1), 125-132

- “Polygon Curvature Flow” with Jessie de la Cruz Santos, Ryan Gallagher, and Sarah Hadaidi (2014)
- “A Characterization of the Singular Time of the Mean Curvature Flow” (2011)

*Proceedings of the AMS*, 139 (8), 2933–2942 - “A Compactness Theorem for the Second Fundamental Form” (2010)

arXiv:1006.5697

- “Singularities of the Lagrangian Mean Curvature Flow”, submitted
*Algebraic Topology*- “State Sum Homology for Simplicial Complexes” with Radmila Sazdanovic, preprint
- “On Configuration Spaces and Simplicial Complexes” with Vin de Silva and Radmila Sazdanovic (2019)

*New York Journal of Mathematics*, 25, 723–744

- “Homology of Generalized Generalized Configuration Spaces” with Vin de Silva and Radmila Sazdanovic (2016)

*TOPOSYM*abstracts, p 78

*Teaching, Outreach, and Mathematics Education*

- “Incorporating Critical and Creative Thinking in a Transitions Course”, to appear in
*PRIMUS*(2020) - “Techniques Grading: Mastery Grading for Proofs Courses”, (2020)

*PRIMUS*, 30(8-10), 1071–1086

- “Understanding Mathematical Induction by Writing Analogies” (2019)

*Prompt*, 3(2), 14–24 - “Snapshots of modern mathematics from Oberwolfach: writing about mathematics for a wide audience” with Carla Cederbaum (2016)

*Notices of the AMS*, 63 (8), 914–916

- “Incorporating Critical and Creative Thinking in a Transitions Course”, to appear in

**Conference and Seminar Talks**

- seminar talks
- University of Pennsylvania Geometry/Topology Seminar, October 2020
- Talk Math With Your Friends, May 2020
- Temple Geometry and Topology Seminar, February 2019
- Claremont Topology Seminar, January 2019
- North Carolina State University Geometry and Topology Seminar, April 2018
- University of Georgia Geometry Seminar, March 2018
- Duke University Geometry/Topology Seminar, February 2016
- Oberseminar Geometrische Analysis und Mathematisches Relativitätstheorie, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, October 2015
- Michigan State University Geometry Seminar, March 2015
- Rutgers University Geometric Analysis Seminar, March 2015
- North Carolina State University Geometry and Topology Seminar, February & September 2015
- North Carolina State University Differential Equations Seminar, April 2014
- Michigan State University Geometric Analysis Seminar, November 2013
- L2 Geometry/Topology Seminar (Lafayette College and Lehigh University), March 2013
- Bicollege Mathematics Colloquium (Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College), February 2013
- Stony Brook University Geometry/Topology Seminar, March 2012
- University of Pennsylvania Geometry/Topology Seminar, September 2011, October 2020
- Temple University Geometry/Topology Seminar, September 2011
- Michigan State University Geometric Analysis Seminar, March 2009 & April 2010

- conference talks
- “Simplicial Complexes and Configuration Spaces,” January 2019

Joint Mathematics Meetings, Baltimore - “A Maximum Principle for Circle-Valued Temperatures”, November 2018

AMS Southeastern Sectional Meeting, University of Arkansas - “A ‘chromatic’ polynomial for simplicial complexes”, March 2017

AMS Southeastern Sectional, College of Charleston - “Homology of Generalized Generalized Configuration Spaces”, July 2016

TOPOSYM 2016: Twelfth Symposium on General Topology, Czech Technical University, Prague - “A Maximum Principle for Circle-Valued Temperature Functions”, March 2016

AMS Eastern Sectional, Stony Brook University - “Lagrangian mean curvature flow, the Maslov class, and special Lagrangians”, January 2016

Joint Mathematics Meetings, Seattle - “Singularities of Lagrangian Mean Curvature Flow Are Mild or Conical”, November 2015

AMS Eastern Sectional, Rutgers University - “Visual Thinking in Mathematics” with Radmila Sazdanovic, June 2015

SPM-EMS-AMS Joint Meeting, Porto - “Lagrangian Submanifolds under Mean Curvature Flow” March 2014

48th Spring Topology and Dynamics Conference, University of Richmond - “Smooth Singularity Models for Lagrangian Mean Curvature Flow”, September 2012

AMS Eastern Sectional, Rochester Institute of Technology - “Smooth Singularity Models for the Lagrangian Mean Curvature Flow”, April 2011

AMS Eastern Sectional, College of the Holy Cross - “Smooth Singularity Models for the Lagrangian Mean Curvature Flow”, November 2010

AMS Central Sectional, University of Notre Dame

- “Simplicial Complexes and Configuration Spaces,” January 2019
- talks on teaching
- “Content-Based Specifications Grading in a Proofs Course,” January 2019

Joint Mathematics Meetings, Baltimore - “The Erlanger (Distance) Programm” October 2018

Kansas City Mathematics Technology EXPO, University of Missouri–Kansas City - “Blogs, Wikis, and Tweets (Oh my!)” October 2015

Kansas City Mathematics Technology EXPO, University of Missouri–Kansas City - “The Art of Teaching Mathematics” with Radmila Sazdanovic, August 2015

MAA MathFest, Washington, D. C. - “Definitions as Proof Blueprints” August 2015

MAA MathFest, Washington, D. C. - “Teaching the Art of Mathematics” with Radmila Sazdanovic, May 2015

D’Art Symposium: Perspectives on Art Education, University of Applied Arts, Vienna - “Blogging Introductory Real Analysis” April 2013

MAA EPaDel Sectional, Dickinson College

- “Content-Based Specifications Grading in a Proofs Course,” January 2019

**Grants and Awards**

*Teaching Awards*- Certificate of Reflective Teaching, 2015

NCSU Office of Faculty Development - Thank-A-Teacher Letters, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018

NCSU Office of Faculty Development - Good Teaching Award, University of Pennsylvania, 2012

- Certificate of Reflective Teaching, 2015
*Grants*- Hayek Fund for Scholars, 2019
- Multimedia Accessibility Grant, NCSU Office of Information Technology 2018

to provide captioning for MA 132 screencasts

*Mathematics and Pedagogy: Training for Implementation of Common Core Standards*, 2015-2017

Co-Project Director (with Karen Hollebrands and Sonia Dupree)

$445,000, US Department of Education- Alt-Textbook Project, NCSU Libraries 2014-2015
*Writing for Conceptual Understanding in Calculus*, NCSU Office of Faculty Development, 2014-2015

*Other Awards**International Leadership Award*, MSU International Students Association, 2011

In recognition of “outstanding achievement in cross-cultural relations”

**Professional Development as a Teacher**

- Academy of Inquiry-Based Learning Workshop, June 2019

*intensive training for implementing inquiry-based pedagogies* - TH!NK Faculty, 2017-2018

NCSU Quality Enhancement Program - Campus Writing and Speaking Faculty Seminar, NCSU Spring 2016
- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Summer Institute, NCSU May 2014
- Undergraduate Faculty Program, June – July 2013

IAS/Park City Math Institute

**Service and Outreach**

- Reviewer for Mathematical Reviews, 2020 —
- Reviewer for zbMATH, 2020 —
- Program Committee, The Bridges Conference, 2016 —
- Judge, MAA Undergraduate Poster Session, Joint Mathematics Meetings, 2019
- Junior Editor,
*Snapshots of modern mathematics from Oberwolfach*, 2015 — 2018 - Co-organizer, MoSAIC Festival, March 2015

sponsors: Bridges Organization and MSRI - Judge, ΣΞ Student Research Showcase, 2013

**Mentoring**

- NCSU GLBT Advocate
- Undergraduate research
*Simplicial Chromatic Polynomial*, 2017-2018

Philipp Buriak & Joseph Mueller*Partially-Prescribed Curve Shortening Flow*, 2016-2017

Davis Atkinson & Jonathan Dunay

*presentations at*: NCSU Student Research Symposium 2016, UNCG Regional Mathematics and Statistics Conference*Geometric Flows of Plane Curves*, Summer 2014

Jessie de la Cruz Santos, Ryan Gallagher, Sarah Hadaidi

*presentations at*: NCSU Student Research Symposium 2014, JMM Session on Convex and Discrete Geometry 2015, JMM Student Poster Session 2015

- Graduate students
- Dustin Leininger, PhD 2020, NCSU

- Graduate teaching mentoring
- Daniel Scofield,
*Certificate of Achievement in Teaching*, NCSU, 2017

- Daniel Scofield,