Flath's research has been primarily in algebra with a focus on representation theory. He is also very active in efforts to reform and invigorate calculus teaching, both by the inclusion of applications that are meaningful to students and by going beyond analytical techniques to methods based on graphical and numerical input. He has also looked in to the mathematical needs of biology students. EDUCATION: B.S., M.S., Southern Methodist University; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University Flath has been teaching at Macalester since 2002.
Gravity-driven instability of a thin liquid film underneath a soft solid (with S. H. Lee, K. L. Maki, S. J. Weinstein, C. Kealey, W. Li, C. Talbot, and S. Kumar), Physical Review E (2014)
Planar Rook Diagrams and Pascal's Triangle (with Tom Halverson and Kate Herbig), L'Enseignement Mathematique (2008)
A Combinatorial Problem in the Representation Theory of SL(n) (with J. Towber), Annals of Combinatorics (2000)
ConcepTests for Calculus (2003)
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