I conduct teaching, research, and service using Federico Ardila's axioms:

  • Axiom 1. Mathematical talent is distributed equally among different groups, irrespective of geographic, demographic, and economic boundaries.

  • Axiom 2. Everyone can have joyful, meaningful, and empowering mathematical experiences.

  • Axiom 3. Mathematics is a powerful, malleable tool that can be shaped and used differently by various communities to serve their needs.

  • Axiom 4. Every student deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

Chair and Associate Professor of Mathematics, Westminster College,
Salt Lake City

Pronouns: they/them/theirs

Current location: Eastern Shoshone, Ute, and Goshute lands (so-called Salt Lake City, Utah)
Donate to local Indigenous-led orgs: PANDOS | SLC Air Protectors | Diné Bikeyah

Why insist on education and mathematics education, and on doing mathematics itself, if we do not perceive how our practice can help to achieve a new organization of society, a planetary civilization anchored in respect, solidarity, and cooperation?
—Ubiratàn D’Ambrosio, 2006

Research Interests

Here is a listing of some of my recent talks, abstracts, and projects.

  • Knot theory

  • 3- and 4-manifold topology

  • Statistics & data science

  • Mathematics of mechanical games

  • Equity, inclusion, & social justice in teaching & learning

Recent Publications:

Westminster College Resources:


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Office: Foster Hall 311