I am an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina.
I work in algebraic geometry. My current work focuses on abelian varieties, compactified Jacobians, moduli of sheaves and related topics.
During college, I worked at the Ross Mathematics Program at the Ohio State University for several summers. The program is a six week long residential program for high school students. I highly recommend the program! It is an excellent experience for talented students interested in mathematics.
Research Papers
Teaching
In Spring 2015 I am teaching Math 546.
If you are an undergraduate thinking of asking me for a letter of recommendation, please read Keith Conrad’s page
Interesting in having my sit on your thesis committee? I require a draft of your thesis 1 month in advance of your defense.
Students who have attended my classes have gone to have successful careers in law, medicine, science, and professional football.
When I was a graduate student, I had the honor of being a course assistant for the 7th most ridiculoussounding math class offered at a liberalarts college. The movie trailer for the class can be found here.
Advising
I am currently advising 1 undergraduate David Galban and 1 PhD student Tyler Lewis. Interested in working with me? Check out the advise pages of Jordan Ellenberg, Kiran Kedlaya, Bjorn Poonen, Hal Schenk, and David ZureickBrown.
Current University of South Carolina graduate students are advised to read this FAQ about graduation requirements.
Seminar
Number Theory, Algebraic Geometry, and Commutative Algebra Seminar: Spring 2015.
Graduate reading course on algebraic geometry: Spring 2015, Fall 2014.
Seminar on vector bundles on abelian varieties: Summer 2014.
Seminar on moduli of abelian varieties: Fall 2012, Summer 2013 .
Video Lectures
Expository Notes
Conferences Organized

the Commutative Algebra  Algebraic Geometry Meeting at South Carolina 2013
Me in Hannover next to the gravestone of Raphael Levi.