Josh Thompson
Assistant Professor: Northern Michigan University
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About Me

I grew up in the tiny town of Eva, Alabama. I moved north to college in South Carolina, where I played football and received a B.A. in Mathematics from Wofford Colege. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail after college in 2000.

I have a Master's degree in Mathematics, speacializing in knot theory, where I worked with Hugh Howards. I moved west to study geometry & topology under Ken Bromberg where I finished my Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Utah.

My wife is a professor in the Communication & Performance Studies Department at NMU. We have two wonderful daughters.

I am an avid biker, kayaker, rafter, skiier and yogi, for a few pictures click here. I worked for several seasons as a whitewater rafting guide in Tennessee, West Virginia and Colorado.

I think the way-back-machine and Internet Archive are cool. Some of the people whose work I admire are listed to on the right with links to their webpages. I often find beauty and mathematics in the strangest of places.

I enjoy making and listening to music.