Matthew A. Pons

Professor of Mathematics; Chairperson of Mathematics, Math & Actuarial Science


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Matthew A. Pons teaches a variety of courses in the math department, as well as courses in the First-Year Experience Program and the Honors Program.  Matthew was a Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) Fellow in 2008-2009.  In 2011 he received the Clarence F. Dissinger award for outstanding teaching and leadership by a junior faculty member and in 2015 he received the Clarence F. Dissinger award for faculty scholarship.  He authored the text Real Analysis for the Undergraduate, which was published with Springer Science + Business Media in 2014.  Matthew serves as co-advisor for North Central's LGBTQIA student organization, NCC OUTreach, and is coordinator of the Mathematics Resource Center.

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Selected Scholarship

Hypercyclic composition operators on weighted Banach spaces of a tree, with Robert F. Allen, Flavia Colonna, and Ruben A. Martinez-Avendano, in preparation.

Spectrum of a composition operator with automorphic symbol, with Robert F. Allen and Thong Le, Involve, 9 (2016), no. 5, 813-826.

Compact differences of composition operators on weighted Dirichlet spaces, with Robert F. Allen and Katherine C. Heller, Cent. Eur. J. Math., 12 (2014), no. 7, 1040-1051.

Isometric composition operators on the analytic Besov space, with Robert F. Allen and Katherine C. Heller, J. Math. Annal. Appl., 414 (2014), 414-423

The spectrum of a composition operator and Calderon's complex interpolation, Operator Theory: Advances and Applications, 202 (2010), 451-467.

Courses Taught

FYE 100: First Year Experience

HON 200: What is Truth

MTH 151, 152, 153: Calculus I, II, and III

MTH 300: Linear Algebra

MTH 315: Differential Equations

MTH 323: Complex Variables

MTH 461, 462: Real Analysis I and II