About
I'm Buffy. The Vampire Slayer. And you are...?– Buffy Summers, BtVS Episode 3.1 ("Anne")
Professional Identity
I am an Associate Professor in the Mathematics Department at the University of Georgia. My mathematical apprenticeship began half a lifetime ago as a student at the (amazing) Ross Mathematics Program.
Research Interests
My research interests are in number theory, especially when attached to the adjectives elementary, analytic, and combinatorial. My thesis, written under the supervision of Carl Pomerance, concerns the arithmetic of polynomials over finite fields. Much of my recent work focuses on the value distribution of arithmetic functions and statistical questions concerning algebraic objects.
Current Teaching
Graduate Students
 Kübra Benli (Ph.D., in progress)
 Noah LebowitzLockard (Ph.D., in progress)
 Lee Troupe (Ph.D., 2016)
 Emily Jennings (M.A., 2014)
Books

Not Always Buried Deep: A Second Course in Elementary Number Theory
Published by the American Mathematical Society (2009). Now available free for download by permission of the AMS.

A Conversational Introduction to Algebraic Number Theory: Arithmetic Beyond $\mathbb{Z}$
American Mathematical Society (2017). Author's draft available for download by permission of the AMS.
If you plan to study either book in detail, please consider purchasing a copy from the AMS; they are a nonprofit organization that does a huge amount of terrific work.