Emille Lawrence

Emille D. Lawrence

Senior Director

Full-Time Faculty
Program Director


Emille D. Lawrence is a low-dimensional topologist. Her mathematical interests include braid groups, geometric group theory, and spatial graphs. She is also an advocate for broadening participation in the mathematical sciences through outreach and mentoring. She serves as the Senior Director of the Black Achievement, Success and Engagement Initiative at the University of San Francisco.


  • PhD, Mathematics, University of Georgia, 2007
  • BS, Mathematics, Spelman College, 2001

Selected Publications

  • Lawrence, E. D. (2014). "A New Distinguished Form for 3-Braids." Osaka Journal of Mathematics, 51(3), 537-545.

  • Flapan, E. and Lawrence, E.D. (2014). "Topological Symmetry Groups of Möbius Ladders." J. Knot Theory Ramifications, 23(14).