Schettler, Jordan

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics



Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics


University of Arizona (Fall 2006 - Spring 2012)
Ph.D., Mathematics, May 2012
Advisor: William G. McCallum

University of Tennessee (Spring 2004 - Spring 2006)
B.Sc. Summa Cum Laude, Honors Mathematics, May 2006
Senior Thesis Advisor: Pavlos Tzermias


I was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains. From an early age, I had interests in both the arts and the sciences. I had a talent for mathematics but dreamed of becoming an artist and musician. I did not realize at the time that mathematics and creativity pair very nicely, and my path to becoming a mathematician turned out to be a nonstandard one: I spent a year after high school washing dishes at a BBQ restaurant and then stocking auto parts for a warehouse in 'Mechanicsville'. In my spare time, I would contemplate the irrationality/transcendence of pi, the distribution of prime numbers, properties of the Riemann zeta function, and other number theoretic topics. My parents and grandparents were extremely supportive of my ambition, and I owe much of my happiness and  academic success to them. I met the love of my life Dana in Tucson, Arizona, while I was a graduate student. We married soon after moving to Santa Barbara, California, where I held a postdoctoral position for 3 years. We now have a son Lukas and are very excited to be in the San José area.


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