Research interests: combinatorics, particularly as it relates to fields like
topology, commutative algebra, representation theory and theoretical
I'm especially interested in
combinatorial methods for studying topological structure, often with
algebraic applications in mind.
students: Ruth Davidson, a fourth year Ph.D. student at NCSU (with coadvisor
Rebecca Swanson, Indiana
University-Bloomington 2010 Ph.D., now a teaching associate professor at Colorado School of Mines.
Daniel Jordan also did some research with me at Indiana, though Michael Larsen was his Ph.D. advisor there.