President: Mark Bly
Mark is in his fourth year as a PhD student at UTK. He is working with Dr. Mulay on algebraic geometry relating to embedded hyperplanes and isomorphisms of affine coordinate rings. He has also done work with Dr. Wagner on enumerative combinatorics related to vector spaces over finite fields. Prior to attending UTK, Mark spent seven years teaching in a high school setting, with five of those years working in some administrative capacity. This experience has laid the foundation for making the most of his time here at UTK, both through productively fulfilling departmental teaching duties as a GTA and through constructively finding ways to improve departmental grad student life as a member of the MGSC.
Secretary: James Scott
Treasurer: Maggie Wieczorek
Maggie is a fourth-year graduate student, working toward her Ph.D. in Mathematics here at UTK. In terms of mathematical interests, Maggie plans to work in the field of algebra and is currently exploring the various subfields of the subject. She greatly enjoyed being a voting member of the MGSC last year and is very happy to continue working with her fellow graduate students by serving a second term. Outside of math Maggie can usually be found baking something yummy, watching Netflix, coloring, or napping.
Former MGSC Officers:
President: Darrin Weber
Darrin is in his sixth and final year of the Ph.D. program here at UTK. He is working with Dr. David Anderson on zero-divisor graphs of commutative rings. He will also obtain a Master in Stats through the university's IGSP (Intercollegiate Graduate Statistics Program). Darrin is one of the co-founding members of the MGSC and is proud of the work the MGSC has already done. However, he is excited about the possibilities this council has to further improve the graduate student experience, as well as the Department of Mathematics as a whole. When Darrin isn't working, he enjoys spending time with his amazing wife and incredible six-year-old daughter.