Breif Bio

I arrived here at Cal Poly Pomona in the Fall of 2007 from Department of Mathematics at UC Santa Barbara where I was a UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow.
Prior to Santa Barbara, I received my PhD in Mathematics at the UC Davis under the direction of Abigail Thompson. I received my MS in Mathematics from Howard University and BA in Mathematics from UC Berkeley.
My research is centered in low-dimensional topology and focuses on the study of knots and 3-manifolds. Over the past thirty years the subjects of knot theory and 3-manifold topology have become increasingly relevant to several other areas of sciences. Knot theory, 3-manifold topology and other areas of low-dimensional topology have been used to model knotting and linking of DNA molecules and folding of proteins in biology, and close relationships have been discovered between knot theory and quantum physics, as well as 3-dimensional topology and string theory.
In addition to teaching and mentoring a diverse group of students I have been active working to promote mathematics literacy in the greater Los Angeles community through efforts to support the Algebra Project in the Los Angeles area.