**William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Mathematics**

413-597-2399

Bronfman Science Center 204

Education

B.S. University of Texas, Mathematics (1981)

B.A. University of Texas, Philosophy (1981)

Ph.D. Brown University (1986)

B.A. University of Texas, Philosophy (1981)

Ph.D. Brown University (1986)

### Courses

Note: courses in gray are not offered this academic year.

#### MATH 325 (F) Set Theory

#### MATH 351 (S) Applied Real Analysis

#### MATH 437 (F) Electricity and Magnetism for Mathematicians

### Biography

My research is in algebraic and differential geometry and, recently, in number theory. In particular, I have been concerned with the Hermite problem (which asks for generalizations of continued fractions). I was an undergraduate at the University of Texas at Austin, a graduate student at Brown and an Evans Instructor at Rice before coming to Williams in 1989. I spent the academic year of 1992-93 on sabbatical at the University of Washington and the academic year of 2000-01 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and will be returning to Michigan for 2012-13.