## Phillip Griffith

Professor Emeritus

Department of Mathematics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1409 W. Green Street

Urbana, Illinois 61801-2975

Fax: (217) 333-9576

e-mail: griffith@math.uiuc.edu

**Commutative Algebra Conference**

The Commutative Algebra Conference: Honoring the Contributions of Phillip Griffith, held at Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
September 16-18, 2005

### General Information

--Ph.D., University of Houston, 1968

--Sloan Fellow, 1972-1973

--Co-organizer (with R. Fossum) for NSF-sponsored "Special Year in Commutative Algebra", 1983

--Director of Graduate Studies, 2000-2005

### Area of Specialization

Commutative algebra, polynomials in several variables, homological algebra, ring theory

### Recent Publications

- P. Griffith (with E. G. Evans), “A brief history of order ideals," in Commutative algebra, pp. 393-417, Springer, New York, 2013, dedicated to David Eisenbud's 65th birthday.
- P. Griffith, “Koh like theorems for polynomials in mixed characteristic," J. Pure Appl. Algebra,vol. 219, no. 3, pp. 502-509, 2015.
- P. Griffith (with E. G. Evans), "Order Ideals, Annihilator Ideals and Pathological Behavior," Journal of Commutative Algebra, to appear.

### Past Ph.D. students

Jean Hall Cook, 1971

Andrew R. Kustin, 1979

Matthew Miller, 1979

Dana Weston,
1986

Adam Richard Borek, 1993

Claudia Miller, 1997

Daniel Smith, 1999

Andrew Richardson, 2002

Sandra Spiroff, 2003

Hamid Kulosman, 2004