Dr. Scott Varagona is an assistant professor of mathematics in the University of Montevallo’s Department of Arts and Sciences.
He graduated in 2005 from Auburn University with a B.S. in mathematics and a B.A. in philosophy. He remained at Auburn to obtain a master’s degree in mathematics in 2008 and a Ph.D. in mathematics in 2012. His research is primarily in the subject area of topology with an emphasis on the topic of generalized inverse limit spaces. He is interested in related topics in continuum theory as well.
Varagona is also an avid chess player and a successful chess tournament competitor. After winning the Alabama High School Chess Championship in 2000, he went on to become Alabama State Chess Champion in 2002, 2005, 2007 and 2008. He achieved the title of National Master in 2012. He serves as Faculty Advisor for the Chess Club of Montevallo.