

I am a Professor of Mathematics and Statistics 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. I am also working on a history project for African Americans in the mathematical sciences; I am the lead for updating the MAD Pages. I am always looking for students to assist with projects! Click here to learn more.
The easiest way to contact me is by scheduling a time with Calendly.
Biography
Edray Herber Goins is Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Pomona College. He has worked as a researcher at both Harvard and the National Security Agency; and has taught at both Caltech and Purdue. Professor Goins has published over 25 journal articles in areas such as applied mathematics, graph theory, number theory, and representation theory; and on topics such as Diophantine equations, elliptic curves, and African Americans in mathematics. He has given nearly 250 invited addresses on his research, acted as a referee for nearly 20 different journals in mathematics, served on dozens of panels for the National Science Foundation (NSF), and been awarded more than $1,370,000 in external funding. Goins currently maintains the website Mathematicians of the African Diaspora (MAD Pages), and runs a federallyfunded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) titled Pomona Research in Mathematics Experience (PRiME).
Click here to download a headshot. A more detailed biography appears at the MacTutor History of Mathematics archive.
Activity within Professional Organizations
Events Organized
 On October 2122, 2023, I coorganized "PUNDiT: Practicum for Undergraduates in Number Theory" at IPAM at UCLA.
 On January 3, 2024, I will organized the a Black Mathematicians Wikipedia EditAThon at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Francisco, CA.
 in April 2024, I will coorganize "GranvilleFest: A Celebration of the Life and Works of Evelyn Boyd Granville" as part of the 2024 Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting at Howard University in Washington, DC.
Talks and Appearances
 On November 34, 2023, I will attend the MAA Board of Directors Meeting in Washington, DC.
 On November 911, 2023, I will travel to Bay Village, OH.
 On November 18, I will attend 2023 Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) at the California State University in Fullerton, CA.
 On November 30, 2023, I will give a colloquium talk at the University of California in Irvine, CA.
 On February 21, 2024, I will give a talk in the Algebra/Number Theory/Discrete Mathematics Seminar at the California State University in Northridge, CA.
 On March 1516, 2024, I will speak at the MAA Illinois Section 2024 Annual Meeting at Bradley University in Peoria, IL.
 On March 2930, 2024, I will speak at the MAA Intermountain Spring 2024 Meeting at Westminster University in Salt Lake City, UT.
 On April 46, 2024, I will speak at the MAA OklahomaArkansas Section 2024 Annual Meeting at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR.
 On April 1213, 2024, I will speak at the MAA Wisconsin Section 2024 Annual Meeting at the University of Wisconsin in Whitewater, WI.
Featured In the Media
 Math professor presents Kieval lecture (The TimesStandard; October 22, 2023)
 Annual USC James L. Solomon Jr. lecture shines light on unknown Black mathematicians (The Daily Gamecock; October 18, 2023)
 PME J. Sutherland Frame Lecture "Distance Makes the Math Grow Deeper: Rational Distance Sets, Nate Dean, and Me" at the 2023 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston on January 4, 2023 (American Mathematical Society YouTube Channel; February 28, 2023)
 National Math Conference Coming to Pomona this Month (Pomona College News, February 1, 2023)
 Edray Goins on being a Black mathematician, building community, and confronting racism in academia (The Student Life, February 17, 2022)
 Mission to diversify mathematics pushes professor to leave top spot (Spectrum News 1; June 29, 2021)
 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)
 For a Black Mathematician, What It's Like to Be the 'Only One' (New York Times; February 18, 2019)
 How Abstract Math Can Analyze Social Injustice (Science Friday Live; June 22, 2018)
 2004 Emerging Scholars of the Year  Taking the Tough Road (Black Issues in Higher Education; January 15, 2004)
 L.A Effort Guides Blacks to Colleges (San Francisco Examiner; April 29, 1990)
 2 L.A. Students Win Merit Scholarships for Blacks (Los Angeles Times; March 29, 1990)
