Josh Stangle

Department of Mathematics and
Computer Science
University of Wisconsin - Superior
Superior, WI 54880
Email: jstangle 'at' uwsuper 'dot' edu
Office: 3032 Swenson Hall
Office Phone: (715) 394 8275


I was born and raised in Spencer, NY&ndasha small town about 15 miles south of Ithaca. After high school I attended University of Rochester where I played Rugby and majored in Mathematics.

In 2015 I married Claire Mierzwa, and we've been adventuring together ever since.

In 2017 I graduated from Syracuse University as a Dr. of math. Currently I am an assistant professor of Mathematics at the
University of Wisconsin &ndash Superior. For more information see my CV or contact me at jstangle at uwsuper dot edu.

Some of my favorite things are cycling (mostly all mountain currently), music (mostly jazz currently), and delicious food (mostly vegetables always).

Research Interests

Math and UWS Links

Here are some links you may find interesting; I think so because I do:

Academic Resources for students at UW-Superior

Student Mental Health Services at UW-Superior

Reddit Math

Calculus 7

Mathematically Gifted and Black


MATH3MA (A really nice blog aimed at teaching the reader about higher level mathematics.)

Fun Links!

We can't be all business all the time, here are some links that you can feel free to check out to distract yourself!


Reddit Jazz

KUWS Online

KUMD Online

Some smooth-ish Jazz:

John Coltrane and Milt Jackson: Bags & Trane

In fact: I'll be working my way through this: Guide to listening to John Coltrane. Feel free to join me!

Outdoor Adventures

The state of the COGGS multi-use trails in Duluth:

COGGS Trail Feed


I try to use open-sources textbooks for many of my courses.
Here are a few of the books I enjoy that are great to learn from:

Here is a site that may help you begin to decipher the language which mathematicians use: How to Read Mathematics

Current Courses (Spring 2021):

Past Courses


My main research interests are commutative algebra and representation theory. In particular, I am interested in the use of Higher Auslander-Reiten theory in the study of orders over Gorenstein or Cohen Macaulay rings, as well as the study of Gorenstein Orders and finding conditions that yield Endomorphism rings which are Gorenstein orders.

I am also particularly interested in defect categories, especially the singularity category and relative singularity category. In particular, I'd like to study the change in dimension of the singularity category of a ring and the singularity category of a partial resolution of the ring.

Lately, I've also been spending more time thinking about the scholarship of teaching and learning. In particular, I have fully embraced Master-Based grading. If this is of interest to you, please check out the Slack hangout dedicated to it: Mastery Grading Slack Hangout.

Curriculum Vitae




Math Meet

For the past 3 years, I have been a co-organizer of the University of Wisconsin - Superior High School Mathematics Meet.

This annual event (with the exception of 2020 and 2021), brings approximately 250 local high school students to the University to participate in team and individual competitions. Students see a brief Mathmetics expository talk, and get lunch too! The math meet has been going on for over 30 years.

2019 Results


General inquiries: UWSuperMathMeet 'at' gmail 'dot' com