EMAIL: nepstei2 'at' gmu.edu

I have worked at George Mason since August, 2012. My research concerns commutative algebra. I have an energetic and wide-ranging research program, with many collaborators representing several distinct projects. My methods include prime characteristic, homological, and non-commutative algebra. My work has connections with algebraic geometry, combinatorics, number theory, and even complex-valued continuous functions. I received my Ph.D. in Mathematics in 2005 at the University of Kansas, under the direction of Craig Huneke, after which I was an NSF Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Michigan from 2005-2009, followed by a postdoctoral research position at the University of Osnabrueck from 2009-2012 via the German Research Foundation (DFG). I was awarded tenure and Associate Professor rank at GMU in August, 2018.

- Hannah Klawa, 2023,
*Globally perinormal domains and graded perinormality*, now works at Indiana University-East. - Thomas Ales, 2019,
*Algebra, combinatorics, and computation of certain tight closure invariants in Stanley-Reisner rings*, now works at Lynchburg University - George Whelan, 2017,
*Generalized depth and associated primes in the perfect closure R*, now works at LOLML.^{∞}

- Robin South, 2022, paper presentation, now works at Allied Associates International.
- Anna-Rose Wolff, 2015,
*The survival complex*, went on to Ph.D. at Purdue (graduated 2022) and now works at Mary Baldwin University.

- Abdullah Alshayie

Last updated September, 2023.