Farshid Hajir
Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education | Professor
Office of the Provost | Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Massachusetts Amherst
181 President's Drive
Amherst, MA 01003

e-mail: hajir the-at-symbol math.umass.edu | provost.umass.edu
Office: 367 Whitmore Administration Building
Office Hours: By appointment
Tel: 413-545-6330    Fax: 413-577-3980


My main area of study is Number Theory. I am particularly interested in units and class groups of number fields; extensions of global fields with restricted ramification; the arithmetic of elliptic curves; and special values of L-functions.   My other academic interests include coding theory, cryptography, history of mathematics, mathematics education at all levels, and communication of mathematics and its role in society for the public at large. For preprints, curriculum vitae, etc. please visit my Research Page.

|Teaching | Links to some classes from previous semesters |

MATH 113: Math for Elementary Teaching I
MATH 300: Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics
Honors 391D: Epistolary Vignettes in the History of Mathematics
MATH 411: Abstract Algebra I
MATH 455:Introduction to Discrete Structures
Math 461: Geometry I
MATH 471: Theory of Numbers
MATH 597T: Mathematical Knowledge For Teaching
MATH 621: Complex Analysis
MATH 797: Asymptotic Problems


In the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, I have served as Undergraduate Program Director (2006-2011), Associate Head (2011-2014), and Head (2014-2017). I also served on the Faculty Senate and as the Faculty Senate Delegate to the UMass Board of Trustees.


I have been a participant in the Western Massachusetts Mathematics Partnership. I am a former member of the Leverett School Council and the Leverett School Committee, the Amherst Regional Middle School Council, of the Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee, and of the Amherst-Pelham Superintendent Advisory Council. I represented the Massachusetts Association of School Committees on the Special Commission for the Study of School District Collaboration and Regionalization.