Curriculum Vitae for Peder Thompson

The following is only a brief outline. Download a current version of my CV here.


  • 2016: Ph.D. (Mathematics) University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 2012: M.A. (Mathematics) University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 2010: B.A. (with honors, Mathematics and English), Augustana University, SD


  • 2016-present: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Texas Tech University
  • 2010-2016: Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Conference support

  • 2017: Workshop: Structures on Free Resolutions, PI, National Science Foundation, award no. DMS-1743011; $16,500


  • 2017: STEM Teaching, Engagement, & Pedagogy (STEP) Fellowship
  • 2015: Mentoring Through Critical Transition Points (MCTP) Fellowship
  • 2013-2014: Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GANN) Fellowship


See Research page. My primary research interests are in commutative and homological algebra, and I also am interested in K-theory. A current list of my papers and preprints can be found on the arXiv:


See Teaching page. I have been the instructor of record for courses including Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, College Algebra, Trigonometry, Contemporary Mathematics, Calculus III, and a course for preservice elementary teachers. I have also been a convener for College Algebra and Trigonometry, for which I wrote common exams and coordinated up to 15 sections. In addition to teaching, I also led a team to develop a curriculum for College Algebra, led recitations for Calculus I and II, assisted teaching a bridge program to mathematics graduate school (IMMERSE), and advised/mentored masters students.


  • 2017-present: Reviewer for Math Reviews, click to read my reviews
  • October 2017: Organized workshop: Structures of Free Resolutions, with Lars Winther Christensen
  • September 2017: Organized AMS special session: Homological Methods in Commutative Algebra, with Ashley Wheeler
  • 2016-present: Journal Referee (for 5+ journals)
  • 2014-2015: Commutative Algebra Reading Seminar (CARS) Co-organizer - UNL
  • 2014-2015: Graduate Advisory Committee (GAC) - UNL
  • 2012-2014: GTA Orientation Panels - UNL
  • 2010-2016: Math Day volunteer - UNL