I was taught that my career is about more than my success. I must help others as well. You must lift as you climb.Dr. Gloria F. Gilmer
Associate Professor of Mathematics Courtney Gibbons joined the faculty at Hamilton College in July, 2013. For the 2022-2023 academic year, she is in Washington, DC serving as a 2022-2023 AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the Legislative Branch of the Federal Government.
Professor Gibbons studies commutative and homological algebra, and her primary research interest is the study of infinite free resolutions (often through the lens of Boij-Soderberg theory). Gibbons also has a secondary interest in algebraic statistics. Since coming to Hamilton College, Professor Gibbons has supervised several commutative algebra undergraduate research projects at Hamilton, the Willamette Valley Mathematics Consortium REU, and the COURAGE (virtual) REU. She is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Association for Women in Mathematics.
Daughter of a jazz musician and public school teacher, Professor Gibbons grew up near New Haven, CT; she attended public schools in West Haven, Woodbridge, and Bethany, CT and earned her diploma from Amity High School in 2000. In 2006, she graduated Summa Cum Laude with her B.A. in mathematics with disctinction from the Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO. Subsequently, she worked for CC’s Math and Computer Science Department for a year after graduation as a paraprofessional. In 2009 and 2013 respectively, she earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
In addition to being a multiply-certified math nerd and a reformed college dropout, Professor Gibbons likes to rock climb, argue about notation, and snuggle with cats.
PhD in Commutative Algebra, 2013
University of Nebraska--Lincoln
MS in Mathematics, 2009
University of Nebraska--Lincoln
BA in Mathematics, 2006
Colorado College
On this episode of My Favorite Theorem, we were delighted to talk with Courtney Gibbons, a mathematician at Hamilton College, about Emmy Noether’s isomorphism theorems. Listen to Episode 73!
I’ve had a lot of conversations with students lately that start with disclaimers like, I’m sorry, I’m not really good at math, so…, and since it’s not so easy to give a pep talk in-person with the whole pandemic and everything, I thought I’d give the pep talk here. Watch the Pep Talk!