Michael
Orrison

Michael Orrison

Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
Harvey Mudd College
"lastname"@hmc.edu



Teaching

Current teaching interests include linear algebra, abstract algebra, discrete mathematics, and representation theory. In 2013-2014, I will be teaching Math 30B (Calculus), Math 171 (Abstract Algebra), Math 172 (Galois Theory), and Math 189 (Harmonic Analysis on Finite Groups).

Research

Current research interests include harmonic analysis on finite groups and algebraic voting theory. I am particularly interested in finding, exploring, and describing applications of the representation theory of finite groups with the help of my talented and energetic research students.

Outreach

If you are an elementary, junior high, or high school teacher in the Los Angeles area, you might be interested in our popular outreach program called Pathways. Visit the Pathways homepage to learn more about who we are, what we do, and why we do it. We would love to visit your school!

Study Abroad

If you are computer science, software engineering, or computational biology major, and you are thinking about studying abroad, check out the Aquincum Institute of Technology (AIT) in Budapest, Hungary. Together with Ran Libeskind-Hadas, I'm one of the AIT North American Co-directors.

Recommendations

If I have agreed to write recommendation letters for you, please visit my recommendations page at least two weeks before the first letter is due. Also, please feel free to chat with me about ways you can make the letter writing process go smoothly for both you and your letter writers.