Paul T Allen

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About Me

I am an Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences article Lewis and Clark College.

Here is a short professional timeline:

  • 2016: Granted tenure at Lewis & Clark College and promoted to Associate Professor.
  • April 2014: Honored as the Teacher of the Year at Lewis & Clark College.
  • January 2010: Joined the Mathematical Sciences Department at Lewis & Clark College as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics.
  • July 2009 - October 2009: Visiting position at Albert Einstein Institute, the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics.
  • January 2009 - June 2009: Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of Washington - Tacoma.
  • October 2007 - December 2008: Research position at Albert Einstein Institute, the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics.
  • June 2007: Doctorate degree in Mathematics from University of Oregon; thesis supervised by James Isenberg.
  • May 2001: Bachelor's degree from University of Puget Sound with majors in Mathematics and Physics.
See also my CV, updated January 2021.

When not teaching or doing math, I enjoy being outdoors - skiing, hiking, paddling, gardening, etc.


As a faculty member at a small liberal arts college, I have the opportunity to teach a wide variety of courses, ranging from first-year seminars to advanced mathematics classes. I regularly teach the ordinary and partial differential equations courses.

Students enrolled my current classes should have received an invitation to a Google Classroom site; if not, contact me.

A list of courses previously taught at Lewis & Clark College.


Most of my current mathematical work involves studying problems in geometric analysis by analyzing associated partial differential equations. Most problems I consider are related to mathematical relativity.

Resources for students


Opportunities for students:

Student resource pages of various professional societies:



Contact Information

Paul T. Allen
Department of Mathematical Sciences, MSC 110
Lewis and Clark College
615 S. Palatine Hill Road
Portland, OR 97219 USA

Office: 306 BoDine Hall
Phone: +1 503 768 7558