"Math is an art and a science as I find it both beautiful and useful. With each of my students I hope to help them learn to see and use math in their own way, challenging them to overcome the "I hate math" sterotype, and to build confidence to take on mathematical challenges."
Assistant ProfessorComputer Sciences
Joseph Cutrone is Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed his doctorate, with a specialization in algebraic geometry, in 2011 at the Johns Hopkins University. Prior to his arrival at Goucher in 2013, he taught at Johns Hopkins, Towson University, and Northwestern University. At Goucher College, he teaches a broad range of first and second year mathematics courses. He also runs Goucher college’s competitive mathematics team, which participates in the Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Competition and the Putnam Exam.
Research, Scholarship, Creative Work in Progress
Towards the Classification of Weak Fano Threefolds with Picard Number Two; Cent. Eur. J. Math 11(2013), no.9, 1551-1756
On the Existence of Certain Weak Fano Threefolds of Picard Number Two; Mathematica Scandinavica, 120(2017), no 1. http://www.mscand.dk/article/view/25505
External Awards, Honors, Grants
Recipient of the 2009 Excellence in Teaching Award for the JHU's Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.
Recipient of the 2009 JHU Mathematics Department Joel Dean Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Goucher Faculty Travel Grant (2016)
Conference Papers & Panel Participation
12/2016: Workshop on Algebraic Geometry, Easter Island, Chile
03/2016: iNACOL Mid-Atlantic Conference on Personalized Learning, Baltimore MD
08/2014: Frontiers of Rationality, Longyearbyen, Norway
12/2012: Joint Math Meetings, Baltimore, MD
06/2012: Careers in Academia, American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, CA.
01/2011: Birational Geometry Conference in Honor of S. Shokurov’s 60th Birthday, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
12/2014: Benefits of Online Learning in Mathematics, SACGC, Kuwait City, Kuwait
10/2013: Using Mathematics to Solve the Rubik’s Cube, Seattle, WA
09/2013: Using Mathematics to Solve the Rubik’s Cube, Boston University, Boson, MA
06.2012: Complex Threefolds whose Canonical Divisor is Nef and Big, American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, CA
04.2012: Links of Weak Fanos with Picard Number Two, US Department of Defense, Fort Meade, MD
11.2011: Challenging Elementary Problems in Number Theory, Northwestern University
03.2011: Symmetric Sarkisov Links of Fano Threefolds, Johns Hopkins University
11.2010: Towards the Classification of Weak Fano Threefolds, Johns Hopkins University
05.2010: Threefold Links with Smooth Centers, Steklov University, Moscow, Russia
01.2010: On the Insolvability of the Quintic, Johns Hopkins University