I received my BS in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001, and my PhD in Mathematics from the University of Chicago in 2006.  I was an NSF Research Instructor at Yale University 2006-2009, and was a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield in the UK from 2009 until 2017.  In the fall of 2017, I joined Case Western Reserve University as an Assistant Professor.  I held an EPSRC Early Career Fellowship 2013-2016, and was a co-founder of the Yorkshire and Midlands Category Theory Seminar (YaMCATS) network with Simona Paoli and Nicola Gambino.

Here is a link to a full CV.

My research is in category theory, topology, and related areas of algebra and mathematical physics, with a particular emphasis on 2- and 3-dimensional theory.  I have had three PhD students graduate, and currently have one more working on their thesis. You can find out more about my research, including some potential PhD projects, here.

I currently teach a lot of algebra. In 2017-18, I taught Math 308 (Introduction to Abstract Algebra) and Math 401-2 (Abstract Algebra), as well as having two students take Math 301 with me (one doing algebraic topology, one doing representation theory).