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Dr. Peder Thompson

Dr. Peder Thompson

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

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Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall, Room 352


Dr. Peder Thompson joined the Niagara University faculty in 2021. He earned his PhD from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in 2016, and earned his undergraduate degree from Augustana University in 2010. Before starting at Niagara University, Dr. Thompson spent time teaching and doing research as a postdoc at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway, and before that as a postdoc at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

Dr. Thompson has taught a variety of mathematics courses and enjoys working with students both in and out of the classroom. His approach to teaching mathematics is to engage students through creating an active learning environment where learning is driven by inquiry and collaboration.

Dr. Thompson's research is in commutative and homological algebra. In particular, he is interested in the relationship between algebra and other areas such as topology and geometry. He is excited to explore a wide range of research questions and topics with his students.

Educational Background

PhD in mathematics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2016
BA with honors in mathematics and English literature, Augustana University, 2010