Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Michael Shulman, PhD, joined the faculty at USD in 2013. He teaches various courses in mathematics, and does research in the areas of category theory and algebraic topology.
Ph.D., University of Chicago, Mathematics M.S., University of Chicago, Mathematics M.A.St., University of Cambridge, Mathematics B.S., California Institute of Technology, Mathematics
Scholarly and Creative Work
Most recently, Shulman has been involved in developing the new field of homotopy type theory, which combines ideas from algebraic topology with constructive type theory, resulting in a new foundation for mathematics, with intrinsic homotopical content, that can be formally verified by a computer.
Shulman's teaching emphasizes a conceptual understanding of mathematics as a creative and participatory activity, and a skill of logical reasoning.