James Phillips





Email: phillips (at) virginia (dot) edu

Office: Kerchof 401

Office Hours: Wednesday 1:30 3:30; Thursday 1:00 2:00


About Me


I am a fifth-year graduate student at the University of Virginia working toward my Ph.D in mathematics under Andrew Obus. I am interested in questions in algebraic geometry, number theory, and Galois theory. I am currently working on problems related to branched covers of curves defined over mixed-characteristic discretely-valued fields. Specifically, I am looking at criteria for good reduction of covers to positive characteristic.


I have a CV!




One-point covers of elliptic curves and good reduction, 2017. Preprint.




Instructor of Record:


2017 Fall, Math 1210, Survey of Calculus I
2016 Fall, Math 1210, Applied Calculus I

2016 Spring, Math 1320, Calculus II

2015 Fall, Math 1210, Applied Calculus I

2015 Spring, Math 1220, Applied Calculus II

2014 Fall, Math 1210, Applied Calculus I


Teaching Assistant:


2014 Spring, Math 3250, Ordinary Differential Equations

2013 Fall, Math 1320, Calculus II