Anthony D. Elmendorf, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics

2019 - 2020 Senate Officer - Chair

Anthony Elmendorf, Ph.D.


Anthony D. Elmendorf is a Professor of Mathematics at Purdue Northwest. He is currently serving a one-year term as Chair of the Faculty Senate.

Research Overview

Elmendorf’s research occupies one corner of algebraic topology, a subject in which mathematicians attempt to describe geometric objects by attaching algebraic structures to them.

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Select Publications

Elmendorf, A. D.; Mandell, M. A. Permutative categories, multicategories and algebraic K-theory. Algebr. Geom. Topol. 9 (2009), no. 4, 2391–2441.

Elmendorf, A. D.; Mandell, M. A. Rings, modules, and algebras in infinite loop space theory. Adv. Math. 205 (2006), no. 1, 163–228.

Elmendorf, A. D.; Kriz, I.; Mandell, M. A.; May, J. P. Rings, modules, and algebras in stable homotopy theory. With an appendix by M. Cole. Mathematical Surveys and Monographs, 47. American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI, 1997. xii+249 pp.

Teaching Focus

Elmendorf’s teaching focuses on calculus, abstract reasoning and algebra, broadly construed.

Previous Roles

Elmendorf served as the graduate advisor in mathematics from 2004 to 2019.

Anthony Elmendorf, Ph.D.


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Office Location:

Hammond Campus, CLO 374


  • Ph.D. – Mathematics, University of Chicago

Areas of Expertise

  • Algebraic Topology
  • Category Theory
  • Homotopy Theory