Vitae

Associate professor
Boise State University, Boise, 2017–present

Assistant professor
Boise State University, Boise, 2012–2017

Fields Ontario postdoctoral fellow
The Fields Institute and York University, Toronto, 2010–2012
Supervised by Ilijas Farah.

Postdoctoral fellow
The Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn, Summer 2009
Supervised by Peter Koepke (informally).

Visiting assistant professor / postdoc
The CUNY Graduate Center, New York, 2008–2010
Supervised by Joel Hamkins and Roman Kossak (informally).

Ph.D., Mathematics
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, 2003–2008
Supervised by Simon Thomas. Doctoral thesis titled Descriptive aspects of torsion-free abelian groups.

B.S., Mathematics
B.S., Computer science
The University of Washington, Seattle, 2000–2003
Supervised by M. Scott Osborne. Senior thesis titled Partial universes and the axioms of set theory.

Research interests

set theory including Borel complexity theory and its applications to algebra/analysis/logic; combinatorics

Teaching and supervision

discovery learning; team learning; reading, writing, speaking in discipline; REU mentor; master’s and senior thesis advisor

Service and outreach

seminar and conference organizer; Boise Math Circles codirector; course developer; policy coauthor

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