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 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 co-advisor for North Central's LGBTQIA student organization, NCC OUTreach, and is co-coordinator of the North Central' 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