Tom Mahoney

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Campus Box 4027
1 Kellogg Circle

Emporia State University
Emporia, KS 66801

Phone: 620-341-5635
Twitter: @MathProfTom
Office: Science Hall 250A


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)


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.


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.


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.