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faculty photo imageZajj Daugherty

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Mathematics and Statistics Department
Division of Mathematical and Natural Sciences

My research is in combinatorial representation theory — a specialty of modern algebra that uses tools from both linear algebra and discrete mathematics to study algebraic structures. My favorite algebras can be drawn as sets of diagrams like braids or graphs, and encode special families of functions arising in physics, knot theory, voting theory, and elsewhere. I hold degrees all in mathematics — a B.S. (2005) from Harvey Mudd College, and an M.A. (2008) and Ph.D. (2010) from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. After postdoctoral work at St. Olaf College, Dartmouth College, the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM), and the University of Melbourne, and a faculty position at the City College of New York, I have just joined the math department here at Reed in 2022.

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