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Dylan Wilson

Assistant Professor

Dylan is an Assistant Professor at WVU. He grew up in (variously) Chicago, IL; Bethesda, MD; and Seattle, WA. He studied mathematics as an undergraduate at the University of Washington and went on to get his Ph.D. in mathematics at Northwestern University. Afterwards he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Chicago, followed by an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow and instructor at Harvard University. 

His research is in the study of geometric and arithmetically motivated problems (e.g. manifolds and number theory) using the tools of homotopy theory and higher algebra. In other words, he studies the qualitative features of (high-dimensional) shapes by constructing and computing certain algebraic measurements of those shapes that are simpler to understand. 

As an instructor, Dylan is interested in inclusive pedagogy; in cultivating curiosity, mindfulness and a growth mindset; and in supporting students as best he can to explore past the edges of wherever they currently are.


Ph.D. in Mathematics from Northwestern University
B.S. in Mathematics from University of Washington

Research interests:

  • Homotopy theory
  • Higher algebra
  • Algebraic topology
  • Differential topology
  • Algebraic geometry
  • Arithmetic geometry