In this national moment of awareness and personal recommitments to principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, I, Dr. Courtney R. Gibbons, stand in solidarity with the National Association of Mathematicians.

Through active membership, I pledge to amplify and uplift NAM and its 51 years of work in support of a world in which our Black colleagues and students are able to participate freely and fully in mathematics without the direct and indirect psychic tolls of being Black in mathematics and Black in America.

The National Association of Mathematicians (NAM) is a non-profit professional organization in the mathematical sciences with membership open to all persons interested in the mission and purpose of NAM, which are promoting excellence in the mathematical sciences and promoting the mathematical development of all underrepresented minorities. NAM was founded under the principles of inclusion and diversity at a time when major American mathematical organizations were excluding mathematicians of color from their membership, editorial boards, research symposia, and other professional activities.

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Awards, Grants, and Professional Affiliations

Awards and Honors

  • The John R. Hatch Class of 1925 Excellence in Teaching Award

    Hamilton College, 2015

  • Project NExT Fellow (Brown 13)

    Mathematical Association of America, 2013

  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant

    College of Arts and Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2011

  • Emeritus Faculty Fellow

    Department of Mathematics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2010

  • Graduate Fellowship

    College of Arts and Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2009

  • Outstanding Qualifying Exams

    Department of Mathematics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2008

  • Florian Cajori Prize in Mathematics

    The Colorado College, 2006

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Recent Papers and Preprints

More Publications

. Recursive strategy for decomposing Betti tables of complete intersections. arXiv:1708.05440, 2017.


. Rational combinations of Betti diagrams of complete intersections. Journal of Algebra and Its Applications 17 (05), 1850079, 2017.

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. The Maximum Likelihood Degree of Toric Varieties. Journal of Symbolic Computation (online), 2017.

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Recent & Upcoming Talks

More Talks

In astronomy, a syzygy is an alignment of celestial bodies. In mathematics, a syzygy is an alignment of a kernel of one homomorphism with the image of another! In this talk I’ll introduce free resolutions, syzygies, and a few applications thereof.

Commutative algebra is ripe with topics for undergraduate research, and I will discuss one such topic: Boij-Soederberg theory. I will focus on specific results from two undergraduate research projects I mentored in this context, including how I developed the projects to dovetail with my own research agenda. I will also (briefly!) describe my experience as a mentor to undergraduates and a few things I wish I’d known ahead of time.


Spring 2018

Students, please see Blackboard for the most up-to-date course information.

Calculus 2
Section 02 MWF 10-10:50am 104 Benedict Hall of Langvages
T 12-12:50pm 125 Kirner-Johnson Hall
Section 03 MWF 11-11:50am 104 Benedict Hall of Langvages
T 12-12:50pm 125 Kirner-Johnson Hall
Linear Algebra
Section 01 MWF 9-9:50am 201 Benedict Hall of Langvages