Ben Y. Wormleighton (pronouns: he/him)

I am a Lecturer of Applied Mathematics in the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis.

I received my PhD from the University of California, Berkeley advised by David Eisenbud after which I was a William Chauvenet Postdoctoral Lecturer at Washington University in St. Louis. I did my undergraduate and master's degrees in math(s) at the University of Warwick working with Miles Reid. 

I seek to foster learning spaces and communities to imagine and cultivate practices leading to personal and intellectual formation.

My education research centers on formative learning rhythms and assessment methods. I've also dabbled in genre theory. My domain research interests are around the geometry of problems arising from theoretical physics and in applied topology and category theory.

I live and work on the ancestral lands of the Osage, Missouri, and Illini people from which they were unjustly removed.

Feel free to contact me via email benw at or come by my office, Green 2155.