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Dr. Jose Velez

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  • Valdosta State University
  • Status: Faculty
  • Department: Math,
  • Will Mentor: Pre-doctoral students

Areas of Expertise

Pure Mathematics,


I have a nontraditional background which caused many problems when I was a College student back in my country (Colombia). With a lot of effort I got my bachelors in Mathematics and later I became accepted as a graduate student of Mathematics in the University of Iowa where I got my PhD. My research area is representation theory of finite dimensional algebras and deformations. My thesis adviser was Professor Frauke M. Bleher. Now I am an associate professor of Mathematics at Valdosta State University in Georgia. Using my own example as a motivation, I am committed to help students of Mathematics from nontraditional backgrounds to succeed in College and Graduate School.