Alexander Hoover


I am queer and I am an assistant professor of mathematics, specializing in applied math, biology, and fluid dynamics! //

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, I grew up in the times when gay marriage amendments were being passed and I am always amazed at the progress that the LGBTQ community has achieved, even if there is still so much work to be done. I went to the University of North Carolina for my PhD, where I was blessed to have an awesome graduate advisor that provided me all the support I needed when I came out academically. I believe that while science may be science, we are most productive when we’re allowed to be our authentic selves, instead of wasting so much time on the anxiety of fitting in. I am also a member of Spectra, which is the Association for LGBTQ Mathematicians and is working on improving the academic environment in Mathematics and identifying issues that affect our community. I am about to start a tenure-track position at the University of Akron, where I plan to be a faculty mentor for LGBTQ students and encourage them to start careers in STEM!