Short CV

Benjamin Braun

Academic Positions

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Wimberly and Betty Royster Research Professor, 2015 – 2017

Associate Professor of Mathematics, July 2014 – present

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, August 2007 – June 2014

Visiting Positions

Research Member, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Fall 2017


Washington University in Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO

Ph.D., Mathematics, May 2007 – Dissertation Title: “Ehrhart Theory for Lattice Polytopes” – Adviser: John Shareshian

A.M., Mathematics, December 2003

Truman State University, Kirksville, MO

B.A., Magna cum Laude, Mathematics and English Composition, May 2001



Rafael S. González D'león (2014-2017)

Doctoral Students:

Andrés R. Vindas Meléndez (current)

Julianne Vega (current)

Brian Davis (current)

Marie Meyer (2018)

McCabe Olsen (2018)

Wesley Hough (2017)

Liam Solus (2015)

Robert Davis (2015)

Matthew Zeckner (2011)


I have received research funding through the following awards:

Professional Service

Member, Committee on Assessment, Mathematical Association of America, 2019-2022

Member, Committee on Education, American Mathematical Society, 2014-2017

Associate Editor, Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 2016-2018

Editor-in-Chief, American Mathematical Society blog On Teaching and Learning Mathematics, 2014-2018

Lead Writer and Steering Committee Member, Mathematical Association of America Instructional Practices Guide, 2015-2017

Workshop Leader, Mathematical Association of America Project NExT, 2017, 2018

Co-Director, Central Kentucky Mathematics Circle, 2010-present

Chair of Writing Team, Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences Statement on Active Learning, 2016


2011–2012, University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences, Outstanding Teaching Award

2007, Washington University in Saint Louis, Robert McDowell Award for Teaching