Steven Glenn Jackson

I am an associate professor in the Mathematics Department of the University of Massachusetts in Boston, and hold a Ph.D. in mathematics from Yale University. I am also a member of the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Mathematicians and Education Reform Forum, and a National Project NeXT Fellow.

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My research interests include invariant theory and representation theory. I am particularly interested in toric degenerations of categorical quotients of flag varieties and their use in the calculation of branching multiplicities.  Recently I have also been working with Alfred Noël on some problems connected with prehomogeneous spaces of Dynkin-Kostant type arising in the theory of nilpotent orbits in real reductive Lie algebras, and on some problems in the representation theory of Coxeter groups connected with the Atlas of Lie Groups and Representations Project.  In addition to this, I am investigating the structure of centralizers of maximal compact subgroups in the universal enveloping algebras associated with real reductive Lie groups.

Teacher Preparation and Education Policy:

I have been active in the mathematical preparation and professional development of elementary and secondary teachers since I began tutoring at a small teachers' college in 1995.  I have served as a Lead Instructor for the Coalition for Higher Standards Mathematics Partnership Program since the fall of 2004, and as a Senior Trainer and curriculum consultant for the Intel Mathematics Initiative since the summer of 2007.  I have also served on the MTEL Objective Review and Item Review Committees, and I am currently a member of the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks Review Panel.  In addition, I work with the UMB Graduate College of Education on the design and implementation of mathematics content courses for prospective elementary and secondary educators.


Work in Progress:


Currently (spring 2012) I am teaching:

Contact Information:

Steven Glenn Jackson
Department of Mathematics
University of Massachusetts
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125-3393

Tel.: (617) 287-6469
Fax: (617) 287-6433
Office: Sci-3-082
Drop-in office hours (fall 2011):  Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00 p.m.--3:00 p.m.
Appointments: If my drop-in hours are not convenient for you, you may schedule an appointment with me, at least 24 hours in advance, by using my Gmail calendar. (If necessary, first go here to create a Gmail account.) If none of the available times works for you, please try to ask your question by e-mail, or contact the Math office (617-287-6440) for information on other instructors' office hours.


Last updated January 24, 2012.