I am a Visiting Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of South Carolina, working under the supervision of Matt Ballard. I recently completed my Ph.D. in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Georgia under the supervision of Danny Krashen.

My research interests include algebra and algebraic geometry. In particular, I am interested in algebraic *K*-theory, algebraic cycles, motives and motivic cohomology, central simple algebras, algebraic groups, homogeneous and toric varieties, and derived geometry.

I am currently advising Danielle Wood, an undergraduate at South Carolina, on a project concerning the implementation of flipped-classroom learning in middle-schools.

In Spring 2018, I organized a ** seminar on (Grothendieck-Chow) motives **.

** Email:** pkmcfaddin(at)gmail(dot)com

** Office:** LeConte College 300E

** Office Hours:** T: 12-1, W: 1230-230, Th: 1-2