Janet Vassilev
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of New Mexico
Office:  SMLC 324
Phone:  (505) 277-2214
email:  jvassil'at'math.unm.edu
Associate Professor

Previously Co-director of UNM/PNM Statewide Math Contest

Ph.D., Mathematics, UCLA, Test ideals in Gorenstein  isolated singularities and F-finite reduced rings (1997).
Advisors: Richard Elman (UCLA) and Craig Huneke (University of Virginia, formerly of KU and Purdue).

M.A., Mathematics, UCLA (1993).

B.A., Mathematics, University of Chicago (1991).

My primary research interests are in Commutative Algebra and in particular:
  • Closure operations and related structures
  • Tight Closure
  • Local Cohomology
  • Singularity Theory
Curriculum Vita
Research Statement


 Fall 2022:   MATH 520 Abstract Algebra I
                    MATH 530 Commutative Algebra        
Previous Courses
Teaching Statement

Sarah Poiani, Ph.D. expected Spring 2024.
Perla Maldonado, M.S. expected Fall 2022.
Ryan Bridges, M.S. August 2020.
Gregory Morre, Ph.D. August 2016.
Paige Mankey, M.S., December 2015.
Bryan White, Ph.D. May 2014.
Laurie Price, M.S., December 2011.

Mathematics webpoints of interest:

American Mathematical Society
The Front
Math Genealogy
Penn's Math Around the World
Mathematics on the Web