Michael  Gagliardo

Michael Gagliardo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Prior to coming to CLU, Dr. Gagliardo was teaching at a small liberal arts school in Jacksonville, Florida. Before that, he earned an MA and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. His primary research interest is in differential geometry, which can be loosely described as the intersection of Calculus and Geometry. His second most recent research project is in the study of Pseudokus, a variant of the popular puzzle.  Currently he is investigating mathematical 3D printing.

Dr. Gagliardo's true passion is teaching - something he realized as a Taekwondo instructor in high school (he has a third-degree black-belt). His interest in teaching pedagogy was sparked when he became involved in inquiry-based learning.

Outside of CLU, he enjoys watching and playing soccer, trying new restaurants, reading sci-fi and recently became interested in Magic: The Gathering.  In the past year, there was a new addition to the Gagliardo family: Maxwell Gagliardo was born on March 5th, 2015. 



The Higher Flows of Harmonic Maps and an Application to the Virasoro Action, J. Math. Phys. 49, 113502 (2008)

Geometric Aspects of the Kapustin-Witten Equations, with Karan Uhlenbeck, J. Fixed Point Theory Appl. 11 (2012)   185-198 DOI 10.1007/s11784-012-0082-3

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