Steve received a B.S. in architecture, a Ph.D. in mathematics, and an M.C.S. in computer science, all from the University of Virginia. Switching from architecture as an undergraduate to mathematics in grad school may seem a bit unusual, but Steve has always loved math and was driven to play a role in helping others appreciate the beauty of mathematics. Now his primary research focus is on the relationships between architecture and mathematics, which means he explores the mathematics of beauty.
Fun fact: Steve spent the entire Fall 2014 semester with his wife teaching for the Semester at Sea program, touring Europe, Africa, South America, and the Caribbean. It was like being on a floating university, with about the same number of students as Hollins living on the ship, together with all the faculty, administration, staff, and crew!