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Jeremy Brazas

Contact Mathematics  


Room 101
25 University Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-2440 
Fax: 610-738-0578 
Email: Department Chair

Jeremy Brazas 

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Assistant Professor

Office: UNA 110
Phone: 610-436-2054 
Fax: 610-738-0578




  • Ph.D. University of New Hampshire, 2011
  • M.S.Ed. Harding University
  • B.S. Harding University

Research Interests

  • Algebraic Topology
  • General Topology

Professional Experience

  • August 2017 to Present:
    Assistant Professor of Mathematics (Tenure-Track), West Chester University
  • August 2012 - July 2017:
    Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Georgia State University
  • August 2011 - July 2012:
    Lecturer, University of New Hampshire

Selected Publications

  • J, Brazas, H. Fischer, Test map charcaterizations of local properties of fundamental groups, Journal of Topology and Analysis, To Appear (2019).
  • ​J. Brazas, Generalized covering space theories, Theory and Appl. of Categories 30 (2015) 1132-1162
  • J. Brazas, Open subgroups of free topological groups, Fundamenta Mathematicae 226 (2014) 17-40
  • J. Brazas, The fundamental group as a topological group, Topology Appl. 160 (2013) 170-188
  • J. Brazas, Semicoverings: a generalization of covering space theory, Homology Homotopy Appl. 14 (2012) 33-63
  • J. Brazas, The topological fundamental group and free topological groups, Topology Appl. 158 (2011) 779-802.

Selected Talks

  • Using the Hawaiian earring to detect local properties of fundamental groups
    Invited Talk. Arhces Topology Conference. Moab, UT. 9 May 2018.
  • Test map characterizations of local properties of fundamental groups
       Spring Topology and Dynamics Conference. New Jersey City University. 9 March 2017
  • Coreflections and wild fundamental groups
       Invited Talk. AMS 2016 Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting. Special Session on Topology and Dynamics. University of Georgia, Athens, GA. 6 Mar. 2016
  • A characterization of the unique path lifting property for the whisker topology
       Invited Talk. 2014 Joint Meeting of the German and Polish Mathematical Societies: Wild Algebraic and Geometric Topology Session. Poznan, Poland. 18 Sept. 2014
  • Topological fundamental groups and open subgroup theorems
       Invited Talk. Lloyd Roeling Topology Conference: University of Louisiana Lafayette. 8 Nov. 2013
  • Semicoverings: a generalization of covering space theory
       Invited Talk. AMS 2011 Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting: Special Session on Geometric and Algebraic Topology. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. 10 Sept. 2011


  • 2017 Mathematical Association of America Southeastern Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning Faculty Member
  • 2017 Georgia State University Math & Stat Outstanding Teaching Award​
  • 2019 NSF Conference Grant to organize the 2019 Arches Topology Conference in Springdale, UT
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