I am an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Vanderbilt University. I received my Ph.D from the University of Chicago in 2011, where I was a graduate student of Benson Farb.

My research interests are in low-dimensional topology and geometric group theory, with particular focus on mapping class groups, Teichmüller spaces, and free group automorphisms. Check out my publications and preprints for more details.

This term I am teaching Math 7210: Riemannian Geometry.
See the teaching page for links to previous courses.

Spencer Dowdall

Contact Info

email: firstname.lastname AT vanderbilt DOT edu
phone: 615-322-1555
fax: 615-343-0215
office: Stevenson Center 1525
postal mail:
Spencer Dowdall
Department of Mathematics
1326 Stevenson Center
Nashville, TN 37240