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Michael Ferrara, Ph.D.

Associate Professor 

Office Location: AB1-4205
Phone: (303) 315-1705

Areas of Expertise:
Graph Theory and Combinatorics


Education & Degrees

Ph.D., Mathematics, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

B.S., Mathematics, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ


Dr. Mike Ferrara received his doctorate from Emory University in 2005, and was a Postdoc in the UCD Mathematical & Statistical Sciences Department from 2005-2007, under the supervision of Mike Jacobson. He then spent two years as an assistant professor at the University of Akron in Ohio before makning his way back to UCD.

Mike’s broad research area is combinatorics, concentrating on structural and extremal graph theory. He also conducts research on problems related to degree sequences and combinatorial games and particularly enjoys working collaboratively. His other professional interests include the mathematical education of teachers along with giving presentations to middle school and high school students to build excitement for math and science.

Courses Taught

MATH 1111: First Year Seminar: The Mathematics of Sports, Games and Gambling.
MATH 1411, 2411: Calculus I,II
MATH 3000: Introduction to Abstract Math
MATH 6404: Applied Graph Theory
MATH 7405: Advanced Graph Theory