University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Office: 314 Avery Hall
jpollitz2 [at] unl.edu
I am a graduate student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I will be starting my sixth year in the Fall and plan to graduate in May 2019. My research interests are primarily in the homological aspects of commutative algebra. I am also interested DG homological algebra, triangulated categories, and representation theory. My advisors are Lucho Avramov and Mark Walker. You can find my CV here.
I am originally from the San Francisco bay area, but have also spent a good deal of time in Washington and Oregon. I love the outdoors: hiking, biking, napping outside, etc. I am passionate about film and love to talk about movies!
Publications, Preprints and Notes
Here is a list of my papers and preprints:
- "The derived category of a locally complete intersection ring" (submitted).
- "Support varieties over Koszul complexes" (in preparation).
CARS and KUMUNUjr
I co-organized the graduate student commutative algebra seminar (CARS) at UNL Jan. 2016-May 2018.
I co-organized KUMUNUjr 2017 and 2018.
At UNL, I have been an instructor of record for the following classes. The number of asterisks (*) indicate the number of sections of this course I have taught.
Additionally, I was a recitation TA for math 106 calculus 1.
- Math 802P: Number, Geometry and Algebraic Thinking II for K-3 Math Specialists (course for in-service K-3 teachers).*
- Math 302: Math Modeling (course for pre-service K-5 teachers).*
- Math 300: Mathematics Matters (course for pre-service K-5 teachers).*
- Math 208: Calculus III*
- Math 203: Contemporary Mathematics.**
- Math 104: Applied Calculus.**
- Math 101: College Algebra.***
I have also been involved with some curriculum development for math department at UNL.
- I wrote WeBWork code for math 106 and 107. I wrote 80 problems for these courses that are used as online homework for the students.
- I helped develop worksheets used during group work by business calculus courses (math 104).
Here are some websites that I frequent: