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Personal Profile of Dr. Teena Gerhardt

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).
Current/Future Committee Membership
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Past Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
Board of Trustees Ex officio, HRAC Co-Chair Apr 01, 2020 Mar 31, 2022
Broadening Participation Advisory HRAC Co-Chair (4/1/2020-3/31/2022) Apr 01, 2017 Mar 31, 2022
Committee on Trustees Apr 01, 2021 Mar 31, 2022
Steering Committee Ex officio, HRAC Co-Chair Apr 01, 2020 Mar 31, 2022
  1. Workshop [Moved Online] (∞, n)-categories, factorization homology, and algebraic K-theory

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    Mar 23, 2020
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
      Twisted topological Hochschild homology of equivariant spectra
    Teena Gerhardt (Michigan State University)
  2. Workshop Connections for Women: Higher Categories and Categorification

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    Feb 06, 2020
    04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
      Panel Discussion: Creating space for yourself and others
    Teena Gerhardt (Michigan State University), Muriel Livernet (Institut de Mathematiques de Jussieu), Marcy Robertson (University of Melbourne), Nancy Scherich (Wake Forest University), Jieru Zhu (University at Buffalo (SUNY))