# UVU PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

## Alan Parry

*Assistant Professor - Mathematics*

#### BIOGRAPHY

Alan joined the UVU faculty in 2016. He loves teaching and helping students see the wonder of mathematics around them. His teaching philosophy is centered on three key ideas: (1) genuine care for his students and a desire for their success, (2) fostering an enjoyable and comfortable classroom atmosphere to engender student investment and engagement in the course, and (3) using several different approaches to course material in order to help students learn their way.His mathematical research interests are in the field of differential geometry. Specifically, Alan is interested the subfield of mathematical general relativity and its applications to the dark matter problem. Alan is also interested in the problem of classifying solvable Lie algebras.

Alan also has interests in mathematics education research and a budding interest in voting theory.

Education:

PhD in Mathematics - Duke University - 2013

MA in Mathematics - Duke University - 2008

MS in Mathematics - Utah State University - 2007

BS in Mathematics - Utah State University - 2006

Academic Positions Held:

Associate Chair of Mathematics Department - Utah Valley University - 2018 - present

Assistant Professor of Mathematics - Utah Valley University - 2016 - present

Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics - University of Connecticut - 2013 - 2016