Math & Computer Science

Emerald Stacy

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Ph.D. Oregon State 2018
Mathematics, Number Theory (Advisor: Clayton Petsche)
Minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching

M.S. Oregon State 2015
Mathematics, Number Theory

B.A. Central Washington University 2003
Mathematics, Classical

Research Spotlight

To appear in Journal of Number Theory soon! A Dynamical Construction of Small Totally p-adic Algebraic Numbers by Clayton Petsche and Emerald Stacy

In Gendered Voices, Feminist Visions: Classic and Contemporary Readings, a piece I wrote called “Math Camp for Girls” will be included.  This textbook will be published in July 2019 by Oxford University Press.


My research area is in Algebraic Number Theory.  More specifically, I study totally p-adic numbers of small height.

In addition, I work to make mathematics more inclusive as a discipline by speaking at conferences on the scholarship of pedagogy.
January 2019 - Joint Math Meetings - Inspiring Wonder in Calculus Through Student-Designed Projects
September 2018 - Faculty Leadership for Integrative Learning - A Case for Wonder in Calculus


Spring 2019
MAT 201 - Differential Calculus 
MAT 327 - Theory of Numbers

Fall 2018
MAT 201- Differential Calculus
MAT/CSI 240 - Discrete Mathematics

Professional Experience

Adjunct Professor, Oregon State University, Graduate Certificate for College and University Teaching program, January 2019 - present

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Oregon State University, Mathematics, September 2012-June 2018

And, because we all have a story…

Barista, Island Espresso, September 2005 - January 2011

Owner and Artist, Emerald’s Beads, October 2002 - February 2008

Some of My Favorite Books
Name of the Wind - Pat Rothfuss
The Black Jewels Trilogy - Anne Bishop
Weapons of Math Destruction - Cathy O’Neil
I’ll Give You the Sun - Jandy Nelson
An Unkindness of Ghosts - Rivers Solomon
Not That Bad - Roxane Gay