George Whelan

George Whelan

George Whelan

Assistant Professor

Characteristic p Methods in Commutative Algebra

Professor Whelan joins us from the mathematics department at George Mason University's Fairfax campus, where he earned his PhD in May 2017.  His field of study is abstract algebra, which he studied under the advisement of Neil Epstein.  He has taught at the Fairfax campus extensively, first as a teacher's assistant, then as a graduate lecturer, and finally as an adjunct professor.  He has also served on the adjunct faculty at Northern Virginia Community College, and has served as a guest lecturer at the American University in Washington D.C.  He has been teaching here at GMU Korea since fall 2017.

Originally from Philadelphia, professor Whelan earned his B.A. in English literature from Fordham University in New York City in 2001.  He worked in several different industries before returning to school for mathematics at George Mason, and he has been affiliated with this university since that time.

Courses Taught

Math 105

Math 106


Math 111

Math 113

Math 114

Math 203


Ph.D. in Mathematics, George Mason University (2017)

M.S. in Mathematics, George Mason University (2012)

B.A. in English Literature, Fordham University (2001)