Edgar A. Bering IV

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
Temple University
Wachman Hall
1805 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122
Curriculum Vitae

I am a postdoctoral fellow in mathematics at Temple University. Previously I was a Ph. D. student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where I worked with Marc Culler. I am interested broadly in low-dimensional topology and geometric group theory; my thesis work focused on free group automorphisms.

Publications & Preprints

(almost) All of my publications are available on the arXiv.


Spring 2019: Math 4063: Topology I. This course is taught in an inquiry-based fashion, covering abstract metric spaces and general topology. Math 1022: Precalculus; information about this course is available on the course Canvas page.

Earlier at Temple:

At UIC I taught for the Emerging Scholar's Program, a Treisman-style workshop for Calculus. In addition to classroom activities my duties included mentoring newer instructors and aiding fellow teaching assistants in using active learining in their own discussion sections. I also was a volunteer facilitator for Math Circles of Chicago and a judge for K-12 competitions and mathematics fairs. During my last year at UIC I was a research assistant for the Mathematical Computing Laboratory, assisting in lab maintenance and organizing workshops to recruit undergraduates for projects in future semesters.