Contact information: Room 412, tara dot brendle at glasgow dot ac dot uk Phone: +44 (141) 3306361 

I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, currently serving as the Head of Level 2 Mathematics. After receiving my Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York in 2002, I spent three years as a VIGRE Assistant Professor at Cornell University, followed by three years as an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University. I also spent a semester as a fellow at MSRI (Mathematical Sciences Research Institute) in Berkeley, California, in 2007. Research: My work is in geometric group theory, an area that lies
in the intersection of algebra and lowdimensional
topology. I am particularly interested in mapping
class groups of surfaces, including braid groups, and
their relationship to automorphism groups of free groups
and arithmetic groups. Current PhD Students:
Former PhD Students: Leah
Childers, Assistant Professor at Pittsburg State
University, PhD 2010 (Louisiana State University) Teaching: I am currently serving as Head of Level 2 Mathematics at
Glasgow. In 201213, I am teaching 3H Abstract
Algebra. Other courses I have taught at Glasgow include Maths 1R
(Algebra), Maths 2D, 4H Discrete Mathematics, 4H Galois
Theory, and 5M Advanced Group Theory. For information on previous teaching, click here. 