William Breslin

Assistant Professor, Mathematics



UC Box: A121

Office: Price Hall 207



PhD in Mathematics, University of California, Davis, 2007.

Bachelor of Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1995.


Short geodesics in hyperbolic 3-manifolds (Algebraic & Geometric topology 11 (2011) 735-745)

Principal curvatures of fibers and Heegaard surfaces (Pacific Journal of Mathematics 250 (2011) 61-66)

Curvature bounds for surfaces in hyperbolic 3-manifolds (Canadian Journal of Mathematics 62 (2010) 994-1010)

Small curvature laminations in hyperbolic 3-manifolds (Algebraic & Geometric topology 9 (2009) 723-729)

Thick triangulations of hyperbolic n-manifolds (Pacific Journal of Mathematics 241 (2009) 215-225)

An effective version of Freedman-Hass-Scott (in preparation).


Course Information

At Pacific University, all faculty teach a variety of different courses. Typically, we do not use graduate teaching assistants, which means that your classes will be taught by professors and that you will have plenty of opportunites to get to know the faculty in your discipline.

Below I have listed some of the courses that I teach. We are always developing and trying out new classes, so the list may change now and then. You can use the links to the left to read descriptions of the courses listed below.


MATH 226 Calculus I

MATH 227 Calculus II

MATH 311 Ordinary Differential Equations

MATH 402 Abstract Algebra

MATH 411 Partial Differential Equations