College of Science: Math and Statistics Department
Matt Burnham is a master’s student in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Utah State University. Matt conducted research with Professor David Brown on the relationship between the number of three cycles in tournaments and the singularity of their corresponding adjacency matrices. Currently, Matt is doing research with Professor Aysel Erey on the maximal matching polynomial.
Matt has maintained a longtime passion for mathematics, and he loves to teach everyone whatever math he finds exciting. As an undergraduate and a graduate student at Utah State University, he had the opportunity to obtain teaching experience and develop a novice pedagogy. As an undergraduate, he led six recitations and was a grader for two upper-level undergraduate modern algebra courses. As a master’s student, he served as an instructor for three sections of MATH 1210 and one section of MATH 2210. Matt finds teaching and elevating students to mathematical proficiency highly rewarding.
After finishing his master’s degree, Matt hopes to acquire a Ph.D. in mathematics and obtain a professorship at a research university. Outside of academics, Matt enjoys cooking, learning French, playing video games, satiating his incurable addiction to YouTube, and spending time with his awesome wife.