Research Interests:

Complex geometry and moduli spaces. Representations of surface groups. Mathematical physics.

Education:

- Columbia University, Ph.D. May 1990 (Advisor: D.H. Phong).
- University of Wisconsin, B.S. May 1985.

Academic Appointments:

- University of Maryland, Professor of Mathematics 2008-present.
- Johns Hopkins University, Professor of Mathematics 2000-2010, Department Chair 2005-2008.
- University of California, Irvine, Professor of Mathematics 2000, Associate Professor of Mathematics 1996-2000, Assistant Professor of Mathematics 1994-1996.
- Harvard University, Benjamin Peirce Assistant Professor of Mathematics 1990-1994.

Awards:

- Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, inaugural class, 2012.
- Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 1995-1997.
- National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, 1990-1993.
- Alfred P. Sloan Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 1989-1990.
- Phi Beta Kappa, elected 1984.

Advisees:

- Robert Maschal, Ph.D. University of Maryland 2017.
- Benjamin Sibley, Ph.D. University of Maryland 2013.
- Reza Seyyedali, Ph. D. Johns Hopkins University 2009.
- Michael Krebs, Ph. D. Johns Hopkins University 2005.