Edgar A. Bering IV

edgar.bering@temple.edu
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.

Teaching

Spring 2018: Math 9072: The Life and Times of the Poincaré Homology Sphere.

Earlier: Last semester I taught two sections of Calculus III, Math 2043. In the process I used some 3D printed models and some manipulative lessons for vector valued functions, both of which I am happy to share with fellow instructors.

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.