## Bio

**My name is Ranthony (Ran-Thuh-Knee) Ashley Clark Edmonds and I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at The Ohio State University where my postdoctoral mentor is Professor Jim Cogdell.**

**My research interests include commutative ring theory, where**

*I*specialize in factorization theory. I am particularly interested in questions involving the preservation of factorization properties in extensions of commutative rings. My doctoral thesis focused on factorization in polynomial rings with zero divisors. More recently, I have focused on factorization in numerical semigroup algebras and factorization in monoid rings with zero divisors. In the 2020-2021 academic year I will be working with the Topology Geometry and Data Analysis group at The Ohio State University supported by NSF RTG grant Topology and its Applications #1547357.**In addition to my research in pure mathematics, I am also deeply invested in issues rooted in access to mathematics for those from underrepresented background. In 2019, I developed a new service learning course for The Ohio State University entitled**

Prior to working at The Ohio State University, I earned a PhD in Mathematics in 2018 from the University of Iowa, a MS in Mathematics in 2015 also from the University of Iowa, a MS in Mathematical Sciences from Eastern Kentucky University, and a BS in Mathematics and a BA in English from the University of Kentucky. I also hold two graduate certificates from the University of Iowa, one in College Teaching, and another in Online Teaching.

*Intersections of Mathematics and Society: Hidden Figures.*The course aims to use an intersectional lens to study the role of mathematics as a tool for the advancement of society and to study diversity and inclusion in mathematical communities. I was the PI for two grants supporting the development and implementation of this course, the first from the OSU Department of Service Learning, and the second from The College of Arts and Sciences (ASC) Curriculum Committee.Prior to working at The Ohio State University, I earned a PhD in Mathematics in 2018 from the University of Iowa, a MS in Mathematics in 2015 also from the University of Iowa, a MS in Mathematical Sciences from Eastern Kentucky University, and a BS in Mathematics and a BA in English from the University of Kentucky. I also hold two graduate certificates from the University of Iowa, one in College Teaching, and another in Online Teaching.