Mark A Skandera

Department of Mathematics
Christmas-Saucon Hall
Lehigh University
14 East Packer Ave
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Phone: (610) 758-3786
Email: my three initials + 906 , at lehigh
Office: 342 Christmas-Saucon Hall

Office Hours (X-S B001):
Monday, Wednesday 3-4PM.

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, Kazhdan-Lusztig 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.

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