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Peter Sinclair


Peter Sinclair, B.Math. (Waterloo), M.Sc., PhD (McMaster)

Visiting assistant professor

Office: AS225 

Phone: (709) 639-6529 



I joined Grenfell Campus in 2018 after completing my Ph.D. at McMaster University. At Grenfell, my primary focus is as an instructor; in the 2018-19 academic year, I am teaching Math 1000 and 1001 (Calculus I and II).

In my research, I study the relationship between model theory (a sub-discipline of mathematical logic) and algebra. I am particularly interested in valued fields, which are structures with abstracted notions of addition, multiplication, and distance. I am also interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning, and am involved in research considering effective feedback and communication between students and instructors.

Research interests and expertise

  • Relationships between model theory and algebra
  • Model theory of valued fields
  • Effective feedback and communication between students and instructors

Recent Publications

Taylor, R. L., Knorr, K., Ogrodnik, M., and Sinclair, P. (in preparation) Seven principles for good practice in consultative midterm student feedback: Adopting the principles for educational development.

Sinclair, P. (in preparation) Calculating the dp-rank of henselian valued fields.

Sinclair, P. (in preparation) Immediately algebraically closed fields.

Sinclair, P. (2016) Computable axiomatizability of elementary classes, Mathematical Logic Quarterly, 62(1-2), 46-51.

Chair, Computational Mathematics

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: AS3013