## About Me

I am a Visiting Assistant Professor position at Davidson College from Fall 2022 through Spring 2024. My research is in ergodic theory and number theory, particularly using geodesic flows on modular surfaces to describe various continued fraction maps. Continued fractions are ways to represent real numbers as 1/(a+1/(b+1/(c+...))). They appear in various areas of mathematics, from number theory (studying patterns within number systems) to dynamical systems (studying how systems change over time) to geometry. I enjoy working with students on related research projects. I also enjoy getting kids excited about mathematics through fun hands on math activities.

For Summer 2023, I am working with a student in RISE, an intensive summer research fellowship program to introduce students to undergraduate research after their freshman year.

Previously, I was a Ross Assistant Professor at Ohio State University from August 2019 through May 2022. I was also the Director of Buckeye Aha! Math Moments outreach group from January 2020 through May 2022. I developed and taught a new Recreation Mathematics and Outreach service learning course with Monica Delgado Carrillo, as part of a grant from University Office of Service Learning.

As a graduate student at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I co-founded and directed the Summer Illinois Math Camp. I was the outreach coordinator of the Illinois Geometry Lab from Spring 2015-Spring 2018.

In Fall 2023 I will teach one section of MAT-150 Linear Algebra and one section of MAT-108 Exploring Mathematical Ideas. In Spring 2024, I will teach two sections of MAT-150 Linear Algebra and one section of MAT-255 Number Theory.

#### Contact Me

clmerriman@davidson.edu