Emily Proctor Emily Proctor
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
Middlebury College
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In Fall 2020, I am teaching Multivariable Calculus and Differential Geometry. I regularly teach Differential Geometry, Abstract Algebra, Multivariable Calculus, and Calculus I, among other things.


My current research interests include the differential, spectral, and metric geometry of orbifolds. In this short interview, I talk a bit about geometry and the work that I do (31:47).

Publications and Preprints

  • Approximating orbifold spectra using collapsing connected sums, with Carla Farsi and Christopher Seaton. Submitted.
  • Γ-extensions of the spectrum of an orbifold, with Carla Farsi and Christopher Seaton. Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, 366 (2014), 3881-3905.
  • Orbifold homeomorphism finiteness based on geometric constraints. Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry, 41 (2012), no. 1, 47-59.
  • Spectral and geometric bounds on 2-orbifold diffeomorphism type, with Elizabeth Stanhope. Differential Geometry and its Applications, 28 (2010), 12-18.
  • An isospectral deformation on an infranil-orbifold, with Elizabeth Stanhope. Canadian Mathematical Bulletin, 53 (2010), no. 4, 684-689.
  • Isospectral metrics and potentials on classical compact simple Lie groups. Michigan Mathematical Journal, 53 (2005), no. 2, 305-318.
  • Isospectral metrics on classical compact simple Lie groups, PhD thesis, May 2003.

    Other Interests

    Along with teaching and research, I enjoy running, reading, spending time with my family, and meditation and ethics. When things are quieter, I also like to draw.