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Quincy Loney, Ph.D.

Region: Northern
Program Institution:
SUNY Potsdam


College/University: SUNY Potsdam
Major/Minor: B.A. Mathematics
Graduation Date: 2001

Graduate School/University: SUNY Potsdam & Binghamton University
Graduation Date: 2003 & 2012

Advanced Degrees/Professional Licenses:
M.A. & Ph.D. Mathematics

Significant Professional or Academic Accomplishments: Quincy graduated from SUNY Potsdam in May 2001 with a B.A. and again in 2003 with an M.A. both in Mathematics. During his undergraduate work, he participated in the Potsdam-Clarkson Research Experience for
Undergraduates during the summer in 2000 and 2002; his group worked on graphs with disjoint links in every spatial embedding. He was also a tutor for the Math Lab and Student Support Services.

He received a Clark Fellowship which funded most of his graduate studies at Binghamton
University and he also received an AGEP/NSF Co-Teaching/Co-Mentoring fellowship. In 2008, Dr. Loney co-founded an annual NSF funded conference, the Binghamton University Graduate Conference in Algebra and Topology (BUGCAT). Dr. Loney’s doctoral studies focused on vertex operator algebras, a type of mathematics that has applications for string theory, which is an area of theoretical physics. He completed his doctoral work in 2012, specializing in Lie algebras and representation theory. In Fall 2012, he returned to SUNY Potsdam to give a presentation to CSTEP students and math majors entitled The Octonions: An Alternative Algebra to the Reals.

He is a member of the American Mathematical Society, Mathematical Association of America and Pi Mu Epsilon. Throughout his career, Dr. Loney has taught a number of mathematics courses at the college level, such as Calculus I, II and III. His research interests are: finite dimensional semisimple Lie algebras, affine Kac-Moody Lie algebras, representation theory, vertex operator algebras and non-associative algebras.

Dr. Quincy Loney about the CSTEP program: “The CSTEP program at SUNY Potsdam was the main catalyst for my academic success. It was there that I found out about graduate school and the limitless career possibilities that holding an advanced degree would provide. CSTEP helped to instill in me a love for learning. As a group we pushed each other to be better students, and years later I still have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge.”


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