# Thomas Mahoney

#### Associate Professor of Mathematics

**Campus Box** 4027

**Building** Science Hall

**Room** 250A

- 620-341-5635

**Email:**

tmahoney@emporia.edu

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.