# Alex Schaefer

## About

About

I am a mathematician specializing in combinatorics, particularly graph theory. I am an Academic Program Associate and Lecturer for the Department of Mathematics at the University of Kansas.

## Education

Education

- B.S. in Mathematics, Michigan Technological University, December 2006.
- M.S. in Mathematics, Michigan Technological University, May 2008 (.
- M.A. in Mathematics, University of Kansas, April 2011.
- Ph.D. in Mathematics, Binghamton University, August 2017.

BU Dissertation.pdf

KU Thesis.pdf

MTU Thesis.pdf

## Publications

Publications

**Balanced Non-Transitive Dice**with Jay Schweig, College Math J 48 (2017), no. 1 MathSciNet (preprint)**Strongly connectable digraphs and non-transitive dice**with Simon Joyce, Douglas B. West, and Thomas Zaslavsky (2015) Submitted for Publication (preprint)**The Negative Cycle Vectors of Signed Complete Graphs**(2015) (preprint), superseded by**The Dimension of the Negative Cycle Vectors of Signed Graphs**with Thomas Zaslavsky (2017) Submitted for Publication (preprint)**Balanced Non-Transitive Dice II: Tournaments**(2017) Accepted for Publication (preprint)**Highly transitive matchings in graphs**with Eric Swartz (2017) Submitted for Publication (preprint)

## Selected Talks

Selected Talks

- University of Kansas Combinatorics Seminar, April 2017. Title:
**The Dimension of the Negative Cycle Vectors of Signed Graphs** - AMS Sectional, Denton, TX, September 2017. Title:
**The Space of Negative Cycle Vectors of Signed Graphs** - GSCC 2017, Lawrence, KS, April 2017. Title:
**Signed Graphs, Permutability, and 2-Transitive Perfect Matchings**(Slides) - MOVES 2015, New York, NY, August 2015. Title:
**Non-Transitive Dice and Directed Graphs**(Slides) - Le Moyne College Math Club, Syracuse, NY, February 2015. Title:
**Balanced Non-Transitive Dice**(Slides) - SUNY Oneonta Lecture Series, Oneonta, NY, February 2014. Title:
**Balanced Non-Transitive Dice**(Slides) - Binghamton University Combinatorics Seminar, November 2013. Title:
**Crapo's**β**-invariant for Matroids (Part 1)** - Candidacy Exam, Binghamton University, November 2013. Title:
**Crapo's**β**-invariant for Matroids (Part 2)** - AMS Seaway Sectional, October 2013. Title:
**Non-Transitive Dice and Directed Graphs** - Binghamton University Math Club, September 2013. Title:
**Balanced Non-Transitive Dice** - Binghamton University GSOCS Research Colloquium, Binghamton, NY, April 2013. Title:
**Balanced Non-Transitive Dice** - Binghamton University Combinatorics Seminar, April 2013. Title:
**Matroid Designs: A Crash Course in Finite Geometry and Design Theory** - Binghamton University Combinatorics Seminar, November 2012. Title:
**Introduction to Phylogenetic Combinatorics** - Binghamton University Combinatorics Seminar, September 2012. Title:
**Realizing Directed Graphs** - Binghamton University Combinatorics Seminar, September 2011. Title:
**Balanced Non-Transitive Dice** - University of Kansas Master's Defense, April 2011. Title:
**Balanced Non-Transitive Dice** - Michigan Technological University Master's Defense, April 2008. Title:
**Level Algebras: Hilbert Functions and Trivial Extensions**

## Teaching

Teaching

- College Algebra (2 sections), Fall 2018
- Online Algebra, Fall 2018
- Online Algebra, Summer 2018
- College Algebra, Spring 2018
- Online Algebra, Spring 2018
- College Algebra, Fall 2017
- Online Algebra, Fall 2017
- Discrete Mathematics, Spring 2017
- Calc 2 (2 sections), Fall 2016
- Calc 3, Summer 2016
- Discrete Mathematics, Spring 2016
- Discrete Mathematics, Fall 2015
- Calc 3, Summer 2015
- Calc 1, Fall 2014
- Calc 3, Summer 2014
- Calc 2, Spring 2014
- Calc 1, Fall 2013
- Algebra and Precalculus, Binghamton Enrichment Program, Summer 2013
- Calc 3, Summer 2013
- Calc 2, Spring 2013
- Precalculus, Fall 2012
- Algebra and Precalculus, Binghamton Enrichment Program, Summer 2012
- Calc 1, Spring 2012
- Precalculus, Fall 2011
- Precalculus, Spring 2011
- Calc 2 (2 sections), Fall 2010
- Executive Tutor, Calculus Help Room, Spring 2010
- Precalculus, Fall 2009
- College Algebra (2 sections), Spring 2009
- Calc 1 (2 sections), Fall 2008
- Calc 2, Summer 2008
- Calc 2, Spring 2008
- Calc 1, Fall 2007
- Calc 1, Summer 2007
- Calc 1, Spring 2007
- Calc 1 TA, Fall 2006
- Executive Tutor, Math Learning Center, 2004-2006

## Service

Service

- Organizer and Presenter, KAP Employee Training, University of Kansas, 2017-2018
- Presenter and Coordinator, Binghamton University Mathematics Graduate Student Training, 2014-2016.
- Member, Binghamton University Calculus Curriculum Committee, 2014-2015.
- Coordinator, Binghamton University Graduate Conference in Algebra and Topology, 2013, 2014.
- Chief Organizer, Binghamton University Calculus Placement Exam, 2012-2014.
- Moderator, Binghamton University Graduate Conference in Algebra and Topology, 2011, 2012.
- Volunteer Presenter, Mathematics Awareness Month, University of Kansas, 2009, 2010, 2011.
- Undergraduate Work Room Supervisor, Kansas Algebra Program, University of Kansas, Spring 2009.
- Executive in charge of walk-in tutoring, Math Learning Center, Michigan Technological University, 2004-2006.
- Vice President, MTU Math Club, Michigan Technological University, 2005-2006.
- Head Tutor and Program Official, Michigan Tech MaCh-1 Program, 2005-2006.