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My research background

I consider myself equally an arithmetic geometer and number theorist, although I also dabble in arithmetic statistics, group theory, combinatorics, and lattice point counting in polytopes.  I pretty much just like to count interesting objects over finite fields, finite rings, or the integers.

I have been fortunate to work with talented mathematicians from all over the country through various workshops.  In particular, I attended Women in Numbers 2 (WIN2) at BIRS in 2011, and the awesome Research Experiences for Undergraduate Faculty (REUF) through AIM in 2014.  I also attended the Undergraduate Faculty Program at the Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI), a program of IAS, in 2017.  I highly recommend any of these experiences (or anything similar), especially for grad students and young faculty!

I have also started working with undergraduate students here at JMU.  Check out the submitted publications with recent students!  If you're a current JMU student looking for a research advisor and are interested in number theory or finite matrix groups, come see me!

(If you're looking for my research on flipped classrooms and other classroom-related things, check out the Teaching page.)


(* indicates an undergraduate coauthor)

Selected conferences and talks

Here are some recent highlights of conference trips and talks about math.

Recent Talks about math:
Recent Conferences and Workshops about math:


I am currently a co-organizer of the JMU Math Department Colloquium.  Send me an email if you're interested in speaking!