Lance Bryant

Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
Shippensburg University
MCT 272
Phone: (717) 477-1631

Fall 2012 Office Hours
MWF 2:00 - 3:30
T 1:30 - 3:00

Curriculum Vitae
With my wife Sarah and daughter Sophie at the Colosseum in Rome, Italy

Classes for Spring 2013

MAT 225 Discrete Math (Please visit the course website)
MAT 105 Math For Liberal Studies (You must be registered for the course to gain access to the website)


My research interests are in commutative algebra. Here is a list of my publications.

  1. Goto Numbers of a Numerical Semigroup Ring and the Gorensteiness of Associated Graded Rings, Communications in Algebra, 35 (2010), no. 6, 2092-2128.

  2. A Variation on the Money-Changing Problem (with James Hamblin and Lenny Jones), American
    Mathematical Monthly, 119 (2012), no. 5, 406-414.

  3. Maximal Denumerant of a Numerical Semigroup with Embedding Dimension Less Than Four
    (with James Hamblin and Lenny Jones), to appear in Journal of Commutative Algebra.

  4. The Maximal Denumerant of a Numerical Semigroup (with James Hamblin), Semigroup Forum,
    (2012), DOI 10.1007/s00233-012-9448-5.

  5. Knots, Molecules, and the Universe: An Introduction to Topology (with Erica Flapan et. al.), in preparation.

  6. Pseudo-Canonical Ideals in Numerical Semigroups (with James Hamblin), in preparation

Recent and Upcoming Talks

  1. Jan. 2013    University of Rome 1 (Visiting Scholar).  The Maximal Denumerant of a Numerical Semigroup.
  2. Oct. 2012    Shippensburg U. (Math Seminar Series). Developing Your 4-D Spatial Visualization Skills.
  3. Jun. 2012    Vila Real, Portugal (Iberian Meeting on Numerical Semigroups).   Filtrations in One-Dimensional Analytically  Irreducible Noetherian Local Domains.
  4. Jan. 2011     New Orleans, LA (Joint Math Meetings). Unique Maximal-Length Factorization in Numerical Semigroups.
  5. Nov. 2010   Harrisburg, PA (Pennsylvania Coucil of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference). Jobs, Family, Budgets, and Taxes!
  6. Apr. 2010    CUNY Graduate Center (Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar). Numerical Semigroups and One-Dimensional Rings.
  7. Mar. 2010    Gettysburg College (Math Seminar Series). Sums of Squares and Unique Factorization.

Some Current Activities

  • Vice Chair of the EPaDel section of MAA.
  • Reviewer for Zentralblatt Math.
  • Chair of the General Education Council Ad-Hoc Capstone Committee
  • Member of the  New Student Orientation Advisory Committee
  • SU Math Department Webmaster
  • SU Math Seminar Organizer
  • Co-organizer (with my wife, Sarah Bryant) of the SU Annual Math/Computer Day (invites 50 high schools to compete in math and computer science events)

The National Science Foundation GK-12 Program

I was a fellow for the NSF GK-12 program from 2005-2006. As a visiting scientist at a local middle school, I designed and taught inquiry-based lessons along with math and science teachers. The following lessons plans are available on the Purdue GK-12 website.
    Caesar Ciphers: An Introduction to Cryptography
    A Financial Lesson Plan

Other websites
    NSF GK-12 program
    GK-12 program at Purdue

    SU mathematics homepage
    SU homepage
    MathSciNet search page
    ArXiv search page 

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