# Tom Mahoney

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Campus Box 4027 1 Kellogg Circle Emporia State University Emporia, KS 66801 Phone: 620-341-5635 Email: tmahoney@emporia.edu Twitter: @MathProfTom Office: Science Hall 250A |

### 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.

### Teaching

I have taught both the undergraduate (MA240) and graduate (MA701) versions of our introductory proof-writing courses. I am also developing graduate courses in graph theory, and later, in combinatorics.

### Hobbies

Video games (recently Tabletop Simulator, Factorio, and Minecraft)

Board games (Dominion, Catan, Ascension)

Ultimate Frisbee

Saxophone (ESU Jazz Band)

Many, many TV shows that my wife and I watch in the evenings.