Victoria S Akin, Assistant Professor of the Practice
I am interested in mapping class groups of orientable surfaces. In particular, can a subgroup of the mapping class group with a natural topological or geometric definition be characterized purely algebraically? Does the algebraic characterization reveal properties of the mapping class group? Currently, I would like to characterize the diskpushing subgroup, handlepushing subgroup, and braid group inside of their respective mapping class groups.  Contact Info:
Teaching (Fall 2018):
 MATH 112L.001, LABORATORY CALCULUS II
Synopsis
 West Duke 105, MW 04:55 PM05:45 PM; French Sci 2231, Th 11:45 AM01:00 PM
 MATH 112L.002, LABORATORY CALCULUS II
Synopsis
 West Duke 105, MW 12:00 PM12:50 PM; West Duke 202, Th 11:45 AM01:00 PM
 MATH 112L.01L, LABORATORY CALCULUS II
Synopsis
 French Sci 2231, Tu 11:45 AM01:00 PM
 MATH 112L.02L, LABORATORY CALCULUS II
Synopsis
 West Duke 202, Tu 11:45 AM01:00 PM
 MATH 771S.01, TEACHING COLLEGE MATHEMATICS
Synopsis
 Bio Sci 063, TuTh 04:40 PM05:55 PM
 Office Hours:
 111L: Tuesday 45 in Physics 123
112L: Tuesday 56 in Physics 123 By appointment: Wednesday 23 in West Duke 09A Help Room: Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 4:305:30
 Education:
Ph.D.  University of Chicago  2017 
 Keywords:
Education and instruction in mathematics • Geometric group theory
