About
Don't underestimate the joy of a midnight bagel!– Rebecca Bunch, CxG Episode 1.12
Professional Identity
I am a Professor in the Mathematics Department at the University of Georgia.
My mathematical apprenticeship began in the late 90s as a student at the (amazing) Ross Mathematics Program. In 2018 and 2019 I had the privilege of teaching in China at the Ross/Asia Program. In 2020 and 2021, I was an instructor for the online Ross Program. The Ross Program resumed inperson instruction in 2022, and I was one of the lecturers at the Columbus, OH camp that summer. In 2023, I taught at the Indiana branch of the 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.
Previous Graduate Students
 Komal Agrawal (Ph.D., 2022)
 Matthew Just (Ph.D., 2021)
 Kübra Benli (Ph.D., 2020)
 Noah LebowitzLockard (Ph.D., 2019)
 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.

Steps into Analytic Number Theory (w/ A. Singha Roy)
Springer, Problem Books in Mathematics (2021)
In Summer 2019, I taught a fiveweek IBL course on analytic number theory to advanced participants at the Ross/Asia Summer Mathematics Program. This book collects the problem sets and adds complete solutions, coauthored with Akash Singha Roy (CMI undergraduate).