Graduate Students

I regularly advise graduate students at the University of Oklahoma. The topics they study vary from student to student. You can contact either them or me if you would like to know more about what they are working on.

  • Gordon Brown (2014 - present)
  • Jieru Zhu (2014 - present)
  • Benjiman Tharp (2013 - 2017) For his PhD thesis Ben described the representation theory of the marked Brauer algebra. His main results describe the structure of the standard modules. Ben is now a tenure track assistant professor at Quincy University. You can see Ben's mathematical genealogy here.
  • Houssein El Turkey (2010 - 2014)
    For his PhD thesis Houssein computed the complexity of the simple and standard modules for the type C and exceptional classical Lie superalgebras. His results provided strong support for a conjectural relation to the geometry of support varieties first observed in type A by Boe, Nakano, and myself. Houssein is now a tenure track assistant professor at the University of New Haven. You can see Houssein's mathematical genealogy here.

Postdoctoral Fellows

The Department of Mathematics at OU regularly has six to nine postdoctoral fellows. If you are interested in postdoctoral fellowship opportunities at OU, please feel free to contact me. I regularly mentor postdocs and other young mathematicians on research, professional development, and other issues. The OU postdocs I've worked mostly closely with are:

  • Nick Davidson (2016 - Present)
    Nick earned his PhD at the University of Oregon with Jon Brundan. He is now here at OU as a postdoctoral fellow with me as his mentor.
  • Lei Zhao (2010 - 2012)
    Lei earned his PhD at the University of Virginia with Weiqiang Wang. He then came to OU as a postdoctoral fellow with me as his mentor. He then successfully transitioned to a career in finance in Beijing, China.
  • Steven Spallone (2008 - 2011)
    Steven earned his PhD at the University of Chicago with Robert Kottwitz. He next came to OU as a postdoctoral fellow and is now an associate professor at IISER Pune in Pune, India.