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Chatham University

Mathematics Faculty and Staff

Aaron Trout Ph.D.

Aaron Trout

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Hometown : Fort Wayne, IN
Joined Chatham : 2007

Academic Areas of Interest

Discrete Differential Geometry, Mathematical Biology, Teaching Methodologies in Undergraduate Mathematics

Personal Areas of Interest

Hiking, Camping, Reading


  • Ph.D., Rice University (Houston, TX), 2005
  • B.A., Rice University (Houston, TX), 1999


  • The Teaching of Differentials in High School Mathematics, Journal of the Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1994
  • The Geometry of Positively Curved Combinatorial 3-Manifolds (submitted to the Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, revisions in progess)
  • Spaces with Positive Combinatorial Curvature, Thesis, Rice University Press, May 2005


  • American Mathematical Society (AMS)
  • Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
  • Association of Women in Mathematics (AWM)


  • Disceret Differential Geometry, Given at the Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization (ACO) Seminar at Carnegie Mellon University, 2008
  • A Rigid Combinatorial Sphere Theorem, Invited Talk at the AMS special session on "Curvature in Group Theory and Combinatorics", April 2005
  • Gromov's Bound on the Betti Numbers of Non-negatively Curved Riemannian Manifolds, Rice University, 2003
  • An Introduction to Discrete Morse Theory, Rice University, 2002