Jonathan M. Smith


Office: LeConte 413

Taken at Olympic National Park during a road trip in 2021.

My wife Jenny and I.


I am currently a PhD candidate in mathematics at the University of South Carolina. My advisor is Dr. Alexander Duncan, and I intend to graduate in the spring of 2024.

I am originally from Pennsylvania, but I received undergraduate degrees in mathematics and philosophy at Liberty University in Virginia. I moved to South Carolina in 2019.

I am on the job market this year. Here are the relevant documents:


My research is broadly in algebraic geometry, but I am particularly interested in birational geometry, Galois cohomology, Fano varieties, and Cremona groups. Recently I have been investigating automorphisms of del Pezzo surfaces over general fields.


In the Spring of 2024, I am teaching Math 174: Discrete math for computer science

I have taught undergraduate math courses ranging from introductory college algebra to vector calculus. See my teaching page for a list.

Other Events

During the 2023 - 2024 academic year, I am a peer mentor under Dr. Sean Yee through the peer mentorship program in the mathematics department at UofSC.

In fall 2023, Uttaran Dutta is leading a learning seminar on new approaches to the minimal model program. The webpage can be found here.

I co-organized the graduate colloquium at UofSC during the 2022-2023 academic year. The website is here.