Merida, Mexico, January 2012
Department of Mathematics
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-7403
My research interest is the topology of singularities, with applications to algebraic geometry and differential geometry. For more than 20 years I have worked with Adam Parusiński (University of Nice) on invariants of real algebraic varieties and semialgebraic sets. In spring 2004 I was a member of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, where I participated in the program Topological Aspects of Real Algebraic Geometry. In the fall of 2005 I visited the Institut Henri Poincare in Paris, and I taught a course "Invariants and singularities of real algebraic varieties" as part of the Special Trimester on Real Geometry at the Centre Emille Borel. In June 2006 my 60th birthday conference was held at the University of Angers.
In 2009 I became Professor Emeritus at UGA. In 2008-09 I taught Modern Algebra and Geometry I, Modern Algebra and Geometry II, Foundations of Geometry, and Differential Geometry. Two other geometry courses of mine are still online: Transformations and Symmetry and Three-Dimensional Geometry.
For six years I was the director of the department's National Science Foundation VIGRE program (2001-2007). In 2008 we were awarded a second VIGRE grant. Dan Nakano is now the director, and Bill Graham and Robert Varley are co-directors of the UGA VIGRE program.
I have been involved with the Center for Proficiency in Teaching Mathematics in the UGA Mathematics and Science Education Department. The CPTM is an NSF funded project at UGA and the University of Michigan. I participated in the Center's first summer institute in June 2003. In August 2005 and spring 2006 I organized several workshops in Athens and Atlanta by Tom Banchoff on his Multivariable Calculus Project.
For more information, including a list of my research publications, see my vita. My recent papers can be downloaded from the Math ArXiv.
Here's what my brother and sisters are doing. Raven McCrory is an education professor at Michigan State University. Margie Hicks is a property manager and Alice McCrory is a retired computer consultant in Columbia, South Carolina. Elliott McCrory is a physicist at Fermilab. In fall 2009 he returned from two years at CERN in Switzerland to work on the Large Hadron Collider.
Marvin Lowery McCrory, 1919-2011
I live in Athens with my wife Sue Custance. In 2007-2008 we built a new house.