|Teena Gerhardt is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Michigan State University. She received her BS from Stanford University in 2002, and her PhD from MIT in 2007, under the supervision of Lars Hesselholt. She was a Zorn Postdoctoral Fellow at Indiana University (2007-2010) before joining the faculty at Michigan State University.
Gerhardt’s primary research area is algebraic topology, with particular interests in algebraic K-theory and equivariant stable homotopy theory. Gerhardt has organized more than 15 conferences, workshops, and graduate summer schools around the world. In 2012 she received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award.
Gerhardt has also been recognized for her excellence in teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, receiving the Michigan State University Teacher-Scholar Award (2014), the College of Natural Science Teaching Prize (2016), and the inaugural College of Natural Science Fritz Excellence in Teaching Award (2019).
Gerhardt was an organizer of the semester program on Algebraic Topology at MSRI in 2014. She returned to MSRI in 2020 as an Eisenbud Professor in the Higher Categories and Categorification program. Gerhardt has served on MSRI’s Human Resources Advisory Committee (HRAC) from 2017-2022 (co-chair 2020-2022), and has also served on the selection committee for MSRI’s Summer Research in Mathematics program (2018 -2020).