Edray Herber Goins, Ph.D.




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. You can read about my life in detail at the MacTutor History of Mathematics archive.

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

Events Organized

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 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.


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