Mathematics Department
 Louisa Catalano, visiting professor of mathematics

Louisa Catalano

Job Title
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Bailey Hall 108D
Department/Program:
Mathematics

Research interests

My research interests lie in noncommutative algebra, especially in the areas of Functional Identities and Linear Preserver Problems. The goal of this research is to describe maps (functions) that preserve a particular identity or property. Although these maps can span a variety of rings and algebras, I have focused on division rings and matrix algebras, in particular considering matrices over the complex numbers. I am also interested in the field of Radical Theory, studying connections between polynomial rings and differential polynomial rings over nil and locally nilpotent rings.

Academic credentials

B.A., The College of Wooster; M.S., John Carroll University; M.A., Kent State University; Ph.D., Kent State University