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Thomas Mahoney

Thomas Mahoney

Associate Professor of Mathematics and Economics

Campus Box 4027

Building Science Hall

Room 250A

  • 620-341-5635

Campus Box 4027
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia State University
Emporia, KS 66801

Joined the department in 2015

Education

Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dissertation: Online Choosability of Graphs. (2015)

M.S. Teaching of Mathematics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. (2015)

B.A. Mathematics, Hastings College, Hastings, NE. (2010)

B.M. Saxophone Performance, Hastings College, Hastings, NE. (2010)

Research

I enjoy studying combinatorics and graph theory. In particular, my research focuses on graph colorings and games played on graphs. I also enjoy looking for connections between math and other areas, such as music.

Professional Highlights

  • LA&S Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2015
  • Brahana TA Instructional Award, 2015
  • Secretary, Kansas City Mathematics Technology Expo
  • Member of Kappa Mu Epsilon

Teaching

I have taught most of our undergraduate math major courses at some point or another. MA130 Problem Solving with Computers is a course I have taken a particular interest in teaching. At the graduate level, I teach MA701 Mathematical Proofs, MA757 Graph Theory, MA735 Advanced Calculus, and sometimes a LaTeX course in the summer.

Hobbies

Video games (recently Tabletop Simulator and Factorio), board games (Dominion, Catan, Splendor), Saxophone (ESU Jazz Band), and many, many TV shows that my wife and I watch in the evenings.