David Hemmer

David Hemmer


  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences
  • PhD, 2001, Mathematics, University of Chicago
  • MS, 1997, Mathematics, University of Chicago
  • BA, 1996, Mathematics, Dartmouth College


Hemmer began his career as an NSF postdoctoral fellow at the University of Georgia; he transitioned to the University of Toledo in 2003, where he became associate professor before moving to State University of New York at Buffalo in 2007. Hemmer served as chair and professor of mathematics at University of New York, Buffalo until moving to Michigan Tech.

As a mathematician studying abstract algebra, Hemmer’s expertise in representation theory of symmetric groups has resulted in dozens of publications and invited talks across the nation and globe. Hemmer’s research has been supported by National Science Foundation grants for the past 20 years.

Though Hemmer has made a career advocating for STEM education, he is no stranger to the arts. During his tenure at UB, Hemmer provided service to the university’s honors college and the department of music—experiences that will aid him in promoting STEAM education (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) at Michigan Tech.