Dr. Sarah K Mason
Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics
Wake Forest University

Welcome to my website!


I am an associate professor of mathematics at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina. I began my position at Wake in 2010, after finishing a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California (partly at UC-Berkeley and partly at UC-San Diego). I also spent time as a postdoctoral fellow at CRM and as an assistant professor at Davidson College. For my PhD, I studied symmetric functions and Macdonald polynomials with advisor Jim Haglund at the University of Pennsylvania.

Contact Information

The best way to reach me is via email:

masonsk at wfu dot edu

but snail mail will reach me at:

Department of Mathematics
Wake Forest University
127 Manchester Hall
Winston Salem, NC 27109

My office is room 334 in Manchester Hall. My office telephone number is (336) 758-4083.

Research Interests

My main research interests are in algebraic combinatorics and symmetric functions. The types of problems I work on typically involve investigating structural properties of symmetric, quasisymmetric, and nonsymmetric polynomials. I have recently also been thinking about weighted voting, simple games, and combinatorial game theory.

Courses Taught

Fall 2018: Linear Algebra (MST121)
Previous Semesters: Mathematical puzzles and games (FYS100)
                                             Counting on sustainable energy (FYS100)
                                             Discrete mathematics (MST117)
                                             Calculus I and II (MST111,112)
                                             Linear algebra (MST121)
                                             Combinatorics I and II (MST348/648, 349/649)
                                             Graph Theory (MST347/647)
 
Last updated: April 2018
by S K Mason.