Dr. Sarah K Mason
Associate Professor
A. J. Sterge Faculty Fellow
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.

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 and often have connections to Macdonald polynomials and representation theory.

Courses Taught

Fall 2020: Calculus I (MST 111), Mathematical puzzles and games (FYS 100)
Previous Semesters: Mathematical puzzles and games (FYS 100)
                                             Counting on sustainable energy (FYS 100)
                                             Discrete mathematics (MST 117)
                                             Calculus I and II (MST 111,112)
                                             Linear Algebra (MST 121)
                                             Abstract Algebra (MST 321)
                                             Graph Theory (MST 347/647)
                                             Combinatorics I and II (MST 348/648, 349/649)
                                             Combinatorics Seminar (MST 747)
Last updated: July 2020
by S K Mason.