Research Interests

My area of study is algebraic topology. Topology is a kind of geometry that looks at how shapes can stretch and bend into one another. Algebraic topology uses algebra to describe these shapes. My research in this field is in equivariant homotopy theory, which looks at spaces which are symmetric in some way. They might be mirror symmetric, or maybe they can rotate around and end up looking the same, like a circle. My current project is to look at orbifolds, which are a kind of space that are useful in physics, and try to understand them using equivariant homotopy. |

B. Sc., 1994, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada

PhD, 1999, University of Chicago. Supervisor: Dr. Peter May

Postdoctoral Fellow, 1999-2001, University of Michigan

Faculty, 2001-2008, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Faculty, 2009-present, Fort Lewis College