Greg Bell

Greg Bell

Dean of the Graduate School

Office: Mossman 270
Phone: 336 334-4883
Personal Website:
Starting year at UNCG: 2005
Office Hours: By appointment only


Degree(s): Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Florida (2002)


Member of the Research Group(s): Group Theory, Topology
Former Students: Michael Watts (M.A.), Lauren Farr (née Sher) (M.A.), Danielle Moran (Ph.D.), Joshua Martin (M.A.), Neil Pritchard (Ph.D.), Austin Lawson (Ph.D.)

Selected Publications

  • G. Bell, A. Lawson, N. Pritchard, and D. Yasaki. “The space of persistence diagrams fails to have Yu’s property A”. In: Topology Proc. 58 (2021), pp. 279–288. issn: 0146-4124
  • G. C. Bell and A. Nagórko. “A construction of Nöbeling manifolds of arbitrary weight”. In: Fund. Math. 250.3 (2020), pp. 227–242. issn: 0016-2736. doi: 10.4064/fm488- 10-2019. url: 2019.
  • G. C. Bell and A. Nagórko. “Local k-connectedness of an inverse limit of polyhedra”. In: Fund. Math. 250.3 (2020), pp. 211–225. issn: 0016-2736. doi: 10.4064/fm489-10- 2019. url:
  • G. Bell and A. Lawson. “Coarse free products”. In: Topology Appl. 275 (2020), pp. 107150, 11. issn: 0166-8641. doi: 10.1016/j.topol.2020.107150. url:
  • G. Bell, D. Głodkowski, and A. Nagórko. “Decomposition theorems for asymptotic property C and property A”. In: Topology Appl. 256 (2019), pp. 248–261. issn: 0166- 8641. doi: 10.1016/j.topol.2019.02.013. url: topol.2019.02.013.

Brief Biography

Dr. Bell received his Ph.D. in 2002 from the University of Florida under the direction of Alexander Dranishnikov. He was a VIGRE postdoc at Penn State and joined the UNCG faculty in 2005. His research studies coarse geometry, geometric topology, and geometric group theory. From 2017 he served as the Associate Dean of the Graduate School.  In Spring of 2023 Dr. Bell became the Dean of the Graduate School.