Assistant Professor | Department of Mathematical Sciences | Montana State University
My research is centered on the role of distance in mathematics, particularly in geometry. I'm interested in the natural appearence of broken, non-smooth phenomena from the classical, smooth setting. This includes fractals, non-differentiable functions, and geometric objects with singularities.
My approach to teaching is rigorous and formal from a technical standpoint, but relaxed and open from a social standpoint.
I was born, raised, and educated in the United States, attending the University of Virgina and the University of Michigan. I spent four years as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Jyväskylä supported by the Finnish Academy of Science. Following that, I was a post-doctoral assistant at the University of Bern, Switzerland for two years and held a similar position at the Unviersity of Fribourg, Switzerland for one year.
I currently live with my spouse in the beautiful town of Bozeman, Montana. Aside from mathematics, my interests include bouldering, mountain hiking, and music.