Mathematics Faculty

Sarah Lawrence College

1 Mead Way, Bronxville, NY 10708

pording at sarahlawrence dot edu

Andrews House 106

Tel 914-323-6236

TEACHING

Calculus, Fall 2023 - Spring 2024

Multivariable Mathematics, Fall 2023 - Spring 2024

Multiplicity: Problems in Graphic Design and Topology (Princeton), Spring 2021

WRITING

Cretan Correspondence School (w. Eden Reinfurt), Serving Library Annual, 2022/23

How Not to Draw a Sphere, caption for photo in Do Not Erase by Jessica Wynne, Princeton, 2021

99 Variations on a Proof, Princeton, 2019; Hanser, 2020; Morikita, 2021

Parallel Painting: On Kanishka Raja’s Ornament and Translation, in PostWest 2a: Ornament and Translation, Barbara Walters Gallery, Sarah Lawrence College, 2018

Triangle O, Bulletins of the Serving Library 9, 2015

How to Look at Mathematical Objects, interview with Mark Green for exhibition catalog, Man Ray: Human Equations, Hatje Cantz, 2015

Round and Round and Round, Bulletins of the Serving Library 7, 2014

A Definite Intuition, Bulletins of the Serving Library 5, 2013

Mathematical Objects, Cabinet 41, 2011

Mathematical Side Effects and the Art of Al Taylor, catalog essay, Steidl/David Zwirner, 2011

RESEARCH

A note on quasi-alternating Montesinos links (w. Abhijit Champanerkar), J. Knot Theory Ramifications 24 (9) 2015

Constructing doubly-pointed Heegaard diagrams compatible with (1,1) knots, J. Knot Theory Ramifications, 22 (11) 2013

The Ozsváth-Szabó and Rasmussen concordance invariants are not equal (w. Matthew Hedden), Amer. J. Math. 130 (2) 2008, 441-453

On knot Floer homology of satellite (1,1) knots, PhD thesis, Columbia University, 2006

EDITING

Mathematical Research Postcards, editorial and artistic advisory panel

The Mathematical Intelligencer, associate editor, 2017 - 2022

Simplicity: Ideals of Practice in Mathematics and the Arts (w. Roman Kossak), Springer, 2017

CURATING

MFA Works in Process (w. Maeve Barry & Jessica Lynne), Sarah Lawrence College

Model Theories (w. Helena Kauppila), Ford Project, 2012

Proofs and Refutations (w. Alexandra Whitney), David Zwirner gallery, 2011