Merida, Mexico, January 2012
Department of Mathematics
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-7403
clint at math dot uga dot edu
My research interest is the topology of singularities, with applications to algebraic geometry and differential geometry. I am currently working with Adam Parusinski (University of Nice) on invariants of real algebraic varieties and semialgebraic sets. In spring 2004 I was a member of MSRI 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 I attended my 60th birthday conference at the University of Angers. I was one of the organizers of the 2009 Georgia Topology Conference. In 2009-10 I was an organizer of the UGA tropical geometry seminar. In fall 2009 I attended the Introductory Workshop: Tropical Geometry and the workshop Tropical Structures in Geometry and Physics at MSRI, and in October I spoke at the conference Real Singularities in Analysis and Geometry in Rennes.
In 2009 I was promoted to Professor Emeritus at UGA! In 2008-09 I taught MATH 4000/6000, Modern Algebra and Geometry I, MATH 4010/6010, Modern Algebra and Geometry II, MATH 5200/7200, Foundations of Geometry I, and MATH 4250/6250, Differential Geometry. I had two PhD students finish in 2007: Val Hower is an assistant professor at the University of Miami, and Emille Lawrence is an assistant professor at the University of San Francisco.
For more than 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 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 was 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 about me, including a list of my research publications, see my vita. My recent papers can be downloaded from the Math ArXiv.
Here's what my sisters and brother 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.