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I was a graduate student at Florida State university researching non-associative algebras. I derived the Cauchy integral formula for the split-octonions. This lays the foundation for performing analysis on the final composition algebra over the real numbers. I am presently working on non-associative linear algebra. I have extended Soler's theorem to include modules over the octonions.

I have defended my Ph.D. dissertation on October 28th 2021.


I earned my B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, with an emphasis in control theory, from the University of Utah in 1998. I returned to the University of Utah to pursue a second B.S. in computer science, earning teaching and research assistantships.

Before completing this endeavor I returned home to Panama City Beach Florida to be closer to family. From 2006-2012 I was a mathematics learning manager at my alma mater, Gulf Coast State College. There I managed a tutoring lab and was an adjunct instructor for developmental mathematics.

I also had an opportunity to take classes with Dr. Wolfgang Heil at Florida State University's Panama City campus. This acquaintance opened the door to graduate studies at FSU.


Email: benjmain.prather@gmail.com
Office: MHC 404/6E
Hours: TR 3:30-4:30


Current: Calculus I


  • MAC2311, Calculus I: F2021
  • MAC2313, Calculus III: S&Su 2020, S2021
  • MAC2312, Calculus II: F2018, S2019
  • MAC1140, Pre-Calculus: F2017, S2018
  • MAT0024, Intermediate Algebra: Various, 2006-2012
  • MAT0002, Pre-Algerba: Various, 2006-2012