Matthew A. Pons

Professor of Mathematics; Chairperson, Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science

Math & Actuarial Science


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Matthew A. Pons teaches a variety of courses in the Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science. 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 with Springer Science + Business Media in 2014. More recently, he coedited the collection Living Proof: Stories of Resilience Along the Mathematical Journey with Allison K. Henrich, Emille D. Lawrence, and David G. Taylor.  Matthew serves as chair of the Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science and is co-coordinator of the North Central Mathematics Resource Center.

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Selected Scholarship

Spectra of composition operators on weighted Bergman spaces, Acta. Sci. Math. (Szeged), 85 (2019), 539-560.

Hypercyclic composition operators on weighted Banach spaces of a tree, with Robert F. Allen, Flavia Colonna, and Ruben A. Martinez-Avendano, Mediterr. J. Math., 16 (2019), no. 5, Art. 115, 20pp.

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

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

MATH 120: Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

MATH 151, 152, 253: Calculus I, II, and III

MATH 300: Linear Algebra

MATH 315: Differential Equations

MATH 323: Complex Variables

MATH 390: Research Methods in Mathematics

MATH 461, 462: Real Analysis I and II