I am an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow and a J.L. Doob Research Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. I received my Ph.D from the University of Chicago in 2011, where I was a graduate student of Benson Farb.

My research interests are in low-dimensional topology and geometric group theory, with particular focus on mapping class groups, Teichmüller spaces, and free group automorphisms. Check out my publications and preprints for more details.

This Fall (2014) I am teaching a Math 595 topics course on "Curve complexes".
See the teaching page for links to previous courses.

Spencer Dowdall

Contact Info

email: lastname AT illinois DOT edu
phone: 217-244-9038
fax: 217-333-9576
office: 257 Altgeld Hall

Department of Mathematics
1409 W Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801