# Jason McCullough

- Associate Professor of Mathematics
- Co-director of the Postbaccalaureate Certificate Program
- Scott Hanna Faculty Fellow

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## Education

- Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Illinois, 2009
- M.S., Teaching of Mathematics, University of Illinois, 2008
- B.S., Mathematics, Michigan State University, 2003
- B.S., Computer Science, Michigan State University, 2003

## NEWS AND TRAVEL PLANS

January 20-24, 2025: I will be leading a group during the Apprenticeship Program during their special semester program on Commutative algebra at the Fields Institute in Toronto, Canada.

July 22-26, 2024: I will be speaking at the Coloquio Latinoamericano de Álgebra in Santiago, Chile.

November 22-26, 2023: I will be speaking at the The 44th Japan Symposium on Commutative Algebra in Hayama, Japan.

April 14 - 16, 2023: I will be giving a 3-talk lecture series at the Graduate Workshop "Syzygies and Regularity" at the University of Illinois - Chicago. The workshop also features Dan Erman, Wenbo Niu, and Juliette Bruce.

April 1, 2023: Christine Berkesch, Dan Erman, and I are organizing the next meeting of CA+ to occur at the University of Minnesota. The meeting will be in-person and we expect most participants to drive, though there is limited funding for flying participants.

February 9, 2023: I gave a talk at Oberwolfach on my joint paper with Matt Mastroeni entitled Chow rings of matroids are Koszul.

April 30 - May 1, 2022: Christine Berkesch, Dan Erman, and I are organizing the next meeting of CA+ to occur at Iowa State University. The meeting will be in-person. We will be following CDC guidance on masks and distancing.

October 30, 2021: Christine Berkesch, Dan Erman, and I are organizing the next meeting of CA+ to occur at the University of Minnesota. The meeting will be in-person but is limited to driving participants. We will be following CDC guidance on masks and distancing.

October 29, 2021: Due date for ISMaRT applications for the Spring undergraduate math research projects. I will be managing the program for the next couple years. See here for more info.

October 9-10, 2021: Alexandra Seceleanu and I are organizing a Special Session on Commutative Algebra at the Fall Central AMS Section Meeting at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. This is now a virtual meeting.

August 2021: I have signed the Elsevier boycott and will no longer publish, referee, or do editorial work for any Elsevier Journal.

August 2021: I started as co-director of the 1-year Postbaccalaureate Certificate program at ISU with Bernard Lidický. This is a program designed to prepare non-traditional students for entry into graduate math programs. We especially welcome applications from under-represented minorities but the program is open to all. Email me or Prof. Lidický for any questions.

May 2, 2021: Invited speaker at the Virtual Special Session on Commutative Algebra at the Western AMS Sectional Meeting.

March 26 and April 2, 2021: I will be giving a series of 2 talks on Rees-like algebras for the Virtual Commutative Algebra Seminar at IIT Bombay.

November 16, 2020: ISU postdoc hiring ad is up - deadline is December 15, 2020. A MathJobs application is here, but you must also apply via the ISU link here.

July 1, 2020: I was named a Scott Hanna Faculty Fellow in the ISU Department of Mathematics. LAS article here.

June 4, 2020: Invited virtual seminar talk for the Fellowship of the Ring - a worldwide commutative algebra seminar hosted by MSRI.

April 18-19, 2020: Iowa State will be hosting CA+, a regional commutative algebra conference, in conjunction with the Universities of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Co-organized with Christine Berkesch and Dan Erman. See our website for more info. **[Cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic. Check back for future meetings.]**

January 2020: Invited speaker at Special Session on Commutative Algebra at the Joint Math Meetings in Denver

November 2019: Colloquium at University of Louisiana Lafayette

March 2019: University of Wisconsin Department Colloquium

February 2019: Oberwolfach workshop

November 2018: Invited speaker at AMS Sectional Meeting at the University of Arkansas.

October 2018: Invited speaker at KUMUNU at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.

July 2018: An ISU Math Matters article features my work on the Eisenbud-Goto Conjecture.

June 2018: Giulio Caviglia and I will be organizing a workshop at Banff International Research Station on New Trends in Syzygies.

March 2018: MSRI Hot Topics Workshop "The Homological Conjectures: Resolved!"

March 2017: An AMS Notices article by Irena Swanson appeared featuring my work with Irena Peeva on the Eisenbud-Goto Conjecture.