Mark A SkanderaDepartment of MathematicsChristmasSaucon Hall Lehigh University 14 East Packer Ave Bethlehem, PA 18015 Phone: (610) 7583786 Email: my three initials + 906 , at lehigh Office: 342 ChristmasSaucon Hall Office Hours (XS B001): Monday, Wednesday 34PM. 
I am an
assistant professor in the
Department of Mathematics at
Lehigh University.
My field is algebraic combinatorics, and specific research areas
which interest me include (dual) canonical bases of quantum groups,
KazhdanLusztig theory,
total nonnegativity,
Schur nonnegativity,
and symmetric function inequalities.
For more information, see my
CV,
papers and presentations,
research plan,
teaching statement,
and
summary of undergraduate research supervision.

I completed my Ph.D. in May, 2000
under the supervision of
Richard Stanley
in the
MIT
Department of Mathematics.
I then worked as a VIGRE postdoctoral instructor in the
University of Michigan Department of
Mathematics, as a John Wesley Young instructor in the
Dartmouth College
Department of Mathematics,
and as a visiting assitant professor in the
Haverford College Department of Mathematics.
My academic family is listed in the
Rota family tree, and other
mathematicians whose interests are related to combinatorics appear in my
combinatorics photo album.

This spring I am teaching
Math 251 (Combinatorics) and Math 428 (Fields and Modules).
The webpages for these courses are
located on Lehigh's
Blackboard.
I am also supervising a graduate reading group based on Karen Smith's
Invitation to Algebraic Geometry.
If you are shy about speaking up in my classes or research groups,
try asking one of the following
questions.
If you are wondering what I do when I'm not working on mathematics, please see my extracurricular activities. 