Michael Dougherty

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Michael Dougherty
Photo credit: Marion Chamberland

I am a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Swarthmore College. I have previously held visiting positions at Colby College and Grinnell College, and before that I completed my PhD in Mathematics at the University of California, Santa Barbara under the supervision of Jon McCammond.

My research areas include geometric group theory and combinatorics, and I am especially interested in the braid group and its many appearances throughout mathematics.

I strongly support diverse and inclusive mathematics environments, both in the classroom and in my research communities.

Aside from math, my hobbies include Aikido, music, and games.