Most of my research has involved commutative rings or finitely generated modules over Noetherian rings. Some of my early work was motivated by questions arising in algebraic control theory, but I have not thought about these things for several years. For most of my career I have investigated questions of "tame" versus "wild" representation type, and I am still interested in some of these unanswered questions. More recently, I have worked on constructions of large indecomposable modules over local rings, and I have studied conditions under which uniqueness of direct sum decompositions of modules holds; these continue to be areas of active research interest for me. In the last few years, I have been looking at rings of continuous functions on completely regular topological spaces, and the relationship between topological properties of the space and algebraic properties of the ring; I hope to delve more deeply into this area in the years ahead.
God's Country Marathon, Potter County, PA, June 3, 2017.