Dr. Garret LaForge

Dr. Garret LaForge USFSM

Title: Instructor

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Phone: 941-359-4246

Email: glaforge@usf.edu

Office: SMC B326

Area of Interest: Geometric Group Theory, Math, Topology

Garret LaForge is an Instructor of Mathematics at USF Sarasota-Manatee.  He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Tufts University in Massachusetts in 2017, his M.S. in Mathematics from Tufts in 2012, and his B.A. in English/Mathematics from the University of Maine at Farmington in 2011.

He teaches a variety of classes including the Calculus sequence and Statistics.  Dr. LaForge does research in the fields of Geometric Group Theory and Topology, studying geometric invariants of groups and spaces. His thesis analyzes embeddings of certain groups into a category of groups generated by reflections via exhibiting actions on appropriate CAT(0)-cube complexes.  

While in graduate school, he worked with primary- and secondary-education teachers from around New England, teaching graduate level Mathematics Education classes online in a research project funded by the NSF.  In his free time he enjoys playing games, eating sushi, traveling, and hanging out with his disinterested cat.