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Dr. Matt Ollis's research is in Combinatorics and Design Theory where, for the most part, he constructs finite mathematical structures with large amounts of symmetry. For the last 16 years, he has taught at Marlboro College. His teaching there ranged across most of the typical, and some atypical, topics of undergraduate Mathematics and also strayed into Computer Science, Game Studies, Cartography and Environmental Studies. Recently he has been part of a group of Marlboro faculty members funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop an undergraduate curriculum that involves combining Data Science and Humanities methods of research to address practical social questions in the local community. Dr. Ollis is looking forward to continuing and expanding this work at Emerson.


  • Department Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Since 2020


M.Sc., Queen Mary University of London
Ph.D., Queen Mary University of London