Office: 307 Fenton
Phone: (541) 346-5627
Fax: (541) 346-0987
dps "at" math.uoregon.edu
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
Massachusetts Institute of Topology;
Ph.D. (1999) Stanford University
Tamarkin Instructor (1997-2001) Brown University.
Assistant Professor (2001-present) University of Oregon.
Curriculum Vitae, as of October 2004
Research interests include applications of homotopy theory to the study of manifolds, in particular knot theory and transformation groups.
In spring of 2005, I am teaching MA 243: Statistics and an advanced graduate seminar.
My teaching interests involve different methods depending on the class. For students with little experience or confidence, clarity and a wealth of explicit examples are essential. For students ready to transition to more advanced mathematics, I like to use open-ended problems, experimentation and visualization.
I co-organized the Cascade Topology Seminar in the fall of 2003.
I am currently serving on the U of O faculty senate and my department's executive, library, and undergraduate advising committees.