Here’s me making an excellent decision: marrying my wife Kat.
On April 8, 2016 I defended my dissertation and earned a PhD in the Pure Mathematics program of The Graduate Center, City University of New York. My adviser is Abhijit Champanerkar. My thesis is about uniting classical and contemporary theories on quaternion algebras for applications to hyperbolic 3-manifolds. In August of 2016 I start a postdoc at the Instituto de Matemáticas of the Universidad Autómina Nacional de México at their satellite campus in Cuernavaca, Morelos, working under Alberto Verjovsky. We plan on exploring further geometric uses of quaternion algebras for higher dimensions and other geometries.
Teaching is also an important part of my work, after all if we cannot explain our findings to other people then what good are they? I work as a Quantitative Reasoning Fellow at Bronx Community College, where I design lessons and work with interdisciplinary faculty on math remediation. Prior to that I taught math for 5 years as an Adjunct Lecturer at Hunter College, and spent many years tutoring, both privately and at the Dolciani Math Learning Center. In the summer I am an Instructor for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, where I design and teach sections of their Paradoxes and Infinities course. I have also been known to give math presentations amidst art and music lineups.
jquinn1 [AT] gradcenter.cuny.edu