Positions

Associate professor
Assistant professor
Boise State University, Boise, 2012–present

Preparation

Fields Ontario postdoctoral fellow
The Fields Institute and York University, Toronto, 2010–2012
Supervised by Ilijas Farah.

Postdoctoral fellow
The Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn, Summer 2009
Supervised by Peter Koepke (informally).

Visiting assistant professor / postdoc
The CUNY Graduate Center, New York, 2008–2010
Supervised by Joel Hamkins and Roman Kossak (informally).

Ph.D., Mathematics
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, 2003–2008
Supervised by Simon Thomas. Doctoral thesis titled Descriptive aspects of torsion-free abelian groups.

B.S., Mathematics
B.S., Computer science
The University of Washington, Seattle, 2000–2003
Supervised by M. Scott Osborne. Senior thesis titled Partial universes and the axioms of set theory.

Research interests

set theory; descriptive set theory; Borel complexity theory; combinatorics; applications of set theory to algebra, model theory, analysis, topology, infinitary logic, and computability theory

Teaching and supervision highlights

discovery learning, team learning, reading and writing, REU mentor, master’s thesis advisor, senior thesis advisor

Service and outreach highlights

seminar and conference organizer, course developer, Boise Math Circles codirector, bylaws and policy co-author

chalkboard

mathfest