I am a member of the faculty of the University of Oklahoma Department of Mathematics. Previously I was an NSF postdoctoral fellow and Franklin Fellow at the University of Georgia with Dan Nakano as my sponsoring scientist. Prior to that I was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto for six months. Going back even further, I was a graduate student at the University of Oregon. I received my Ph.D. from Oregon in 2003 under the guidence of Jon Brundan. Finally, a long, long time ago I received my B.A. in mathematics from Gustavus Adolphus College.
If you'd like further details about my career, please see my curriculum vita.
Broadly speaking, my research is in the area of representation theory. The general idea is to study the mathematics of symmetry. As you might imagine this field involves many areas of mathematics as well as physics, biology, art... All of which makes it very interesting!
My research interests include Lie theory, algebraic combinatorics, crystal/canonical bases, representations of finite and algebraic groups, Lie algebras, cohomology and support varieties, and the super analogue of these topics. This naturally leads to questions in algebraic geometry, quantum groups, finite dimensional algebras, homological algebra and derived categories, and myriad other topics.