I am a Professor of Mathematics at Pomona College; previously I was a Professor at Purdue University. Here's my explanation of why I left Purdue after 14 years. I've been working on properties of Selmer groups for elliptic curves using class groups of number fields, as well as properties of Dessins d'Enfants. I run an REU which focuses on understanding properties of Belyi maps, and I maintain a blog about Dessins d'Enfants.
Activity within Professional Organizations
- From June 13 to July 26, 2020, I will be the research leader for MSRI-UP 2020 on "Branched Covers of Curves" at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley, CA.
- From June 15-26, 2020, I will co-lead the African Diaspora Joint Mathematics Workshop (ADJOINT) at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley, CA.
- From September 12-13, 2020, I will co-organize the Arizona Winter School (AWS) Undergraduate Bootcamp at Pomona College in Claremont, CA.
- In Fall 2020, I will co-organize the Western Algebraic Geometry Symposium (WAGS) at Pomona College in Claremont, CA.
Talks and Appearances
You can subscribe to my travel schedule here: Personal Travel Schedule. If you would like to subscribe to a calendar of various activities for those interested Living a Math Life Calendar.
- On May 2-3, 2020, I will visit a board meeting for Mathematics Learning by Inquiry (MLI) in Austin, TX.
- On October 5-6, 2020, I will attend the workshop ``Postbaccalaureate and Bridge Programs in Mathematics'' at the American Institute of Mathematics in San Jose, CA.
- In Fall 2020, I will visit Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA.
- In Fall, 2020, I will speak in the Algebra-Geometry-Combinatorics Seminar at San Francisco State University in San Francisco, CA.
- In January 2021, I will give the 2021 MAA Project NExT Lecture on Teaching and Learning in Washington, DC.
- In Spring 2021, I will give the Mosaic Lecture at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI.
In the Media
I have been featured in a few media outlets over the years.
- Inclusion for Black Mathematicians: A Q&A with Edray Goins. (Insight Into Diversity; August 19, 2019)
- The Cooper Union's 160th Commencement took place on Tuesday May 21, 2019 at 10:30 AM in the Great Hall. Professor Edray Goins of Pomona College gave the keynote address. (Cooper Union YouTube Channel; May 21, 2019)
- Happy Pi Day. Indiana once tried to define pi as 3.2. The bill almost passed. (ABC News; March 14, 2019)
- Stephen Ornes' "Calculated" Podcast Episode 2: Pi is Dead! Long Live Pi! (Stephen Ornes; March 12, 2019)
- Facing Deep Isolation as an Accomplished Black Mathematician (Dreambox Learning Blog; February 28, 2019)
- What I Learned While Reporting on the Dearth of Black Mathematicians (New York Times; February 20, 2019)
- Black Mathematicians Sound Off On Inequality (Colorlines; February 19, 2019)
- For a Black Mathematician, What It's Like to Be the 'Only One' (New York Times; February 18, 2019)
- The Voices of Black Mathematicians (Scientific American Blog; February 13, 2019)
- A Dream Deferred: 50 Years of Blacks in Mathematics (AMS Blog; January 18, 2019)
- A Dream Deferred: 50 Years of Blacks in Mathematics (YouTube; January 17, 2019)
- Interview with AMS Public Awareness Officer Mike Breen about MAA Invited Address (Mike Breen; January 17, 2019)
- How Abstract Math Can Analyze Social Injustice (Science Friday Live; June 22, 2018)
- 93.1 FM WIBC Interview with Ray Steele about the Indiana Pi Bill (Ray Steele; March 13, 2015)