Sam Roven

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty
Harney Science Center 119F


Sam Roven is an arithmetic Geometer. His mathematical interests include the connections between number theory and geometry, in particular, finding rational solutions to systems of multi-variable polynomial equations.

Sam grew up in the bay area and graduated with a BS in mathematics from USF in 2016. He then went on to receive his PhD in mathematics from the University of Washington in Seattle. He is especially passionate about math education and hopes to create more opportunities to expose undergraduate stem majors to linear algebra and its many applications.

Research Areas

  • Number theory
  • Algebraic geometry
  • Arithmetic geometry


  • University of Washington, PhD in Mathematics, 2022
  • University of San Francisco, BS in Mathematics, 2016

Prior Experience

  • Lecturer Faculty, San Francisco State University
  • Pre-Doctoral Instructor, University of Washington

Awards & Distinctions

  • University of Washington Steve Mitchell Graduate Fellowship for the Love of Math, 2020
  • University of Washington Excellence in Teaching Award, 2017