Christopher R. Cornwell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Chris Cornwell

Contact Info

7800 York Road, Room 227


Ph.D., Mathematics
Michigan State University
B.S. & M.S., Mathematics
Brigham Young University

Areas of Expertise



Dr. Cornwell joined the faculty at Towson University in 2016. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Brigham Young University, and received his doctorate from Michigan State University. After his graduate work he held postdoctoral positions at Duke University and University of Quebec in Montreal.

His research has focused on studying questions in low-dimensional topology (he spends most of his time in dimension 3) by using both algebraic and geometric tools. He has presented his research at numerous conferences, seminars, and colloquia.

Recent Publications

  • A strong correspondence principle for smooth, monotone environments (with F. Christensen), Journal of Mathematical Economics 77 (2018), 15-24.
  • Berge duals and universally tight contact structures, Topology and its Applications 236 (2018), 26-43.
  • KCH representations, augmentations, and A-polynomials, Journal of Symplectic Geometry 15 (2017), 983-1017.
  • Augmentation rank of satellites with braid pattern (with D. Hemminger), Communications in Analysis and Geometry 24 (2016), 939-967.
  • Obstructions to Lagrangian Concordance (with L. Ng and S. Sivek), Algebraic and Geometric Topology 16 (2016), 797-824.