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Dr. John Noonan

Professor of Mathematics


School of Natural and Social Sciences


Professional Experience

  • Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2005-present.
  • Chairperson, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2001-2021.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2001-2005.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, 1997-2001.
  • Teaching Assistant, Temple University, 1996-1997.
  • Instructor, Department of Mathematics, Community College of Philadelphia, 1996-1997.
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Mathematics, Temple University 1992-1995.
  • Instructor, Russell Conwell Center at Temple University, 1993.

Professional Organizations

  • Mathematical Association of America, 1995-present
  • American Mathematical Society, 1992-1997
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 1994-1997
  • SIAM activity group on discrete mathematics, 1994-1997

Awards and Recognition

  • President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, MVNU, 2022
  • Excellence in Advising and Retention Award, MVNU, 2018
  • Faculty Member of the Year, MVNU, 2010
  • Teaching Merit, Temple University Department of Mathematics, 1995 & 1996
  • Honors in Mathematics, Houghton College, 1991

Published Works & Presentations

  • “How the Government Shutdown Derailed My Plans for a Series of Introduction to Statistics
    Projects and How I got the Projects Back on Track,” Mathematics Association of America, Cincinnati, 2019
  • “Solutions to a generalization of the mixture problem from differential equations,” Mathfest, Mathematics Association of America, August 7, 2010 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, PA
  • “How to ride a Unicycle,”  Mathematics Association of America Ohio Section Conference, April 11, 2008 at Marietta College
  • “Developmental Mathematics Labs,” MAA Ohio Section Meeting, Portsmouth, Ohio, April 13, 2007
  • “How to mix the perfect Latt,” ACMS Biennial Conference, Messiah College, May 30, 2007
  • “Developmental Mathematics  Labs,” ACMS Biennial Conference, Messiah College, May 31, 2007
  • “The Consequences of Believing in an Infinite God”, Mars Hill Review, 20, 37-44. 2002
  • “The Goulden and Jackson Method; Extensions, Applications and Implementations”, with Doron
    Zeilberger, J. of Difference Equ. and Appl. 5 355-377. 1999
  • “New Upper Bounds for the Connective Constants of Self-Avoiding Walk”, Journal of Statistical Physics, 91, p871-888. 1998
  • “The Enumeration of Permutations with a Prescribed Number of ‘Forbidden’ Patterns”, with Doron Zeilberger, Advances in Applied Mathematics, 17, 381-407. 1996
  • “The Number of Permutations Containing Exactly One Increasing Subsequence of Length Three,”
    Discrete Mathematics, 152, 307-313. 1996


  • Ph.D. Mathematics, Temple University, Pennsylvania, 1997
  • B.S. Mathematics and General Science, Houghton College, New York, 1991

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