Paul Olson

Paul Olson
Lecturer, Mathematics
Office Phone
Office Location
13 Prischak

Mailing Address:
PENN STATE BEHREND
1 PRISCHAK BUILDING
ERIE PA 16563
    Biography

    Experience

    Full-time Teaching Experience

    • Loras College, (Dubuque , Iowa)
    • Northern Arizona University, (Flagstaff, Arizona)
    • Carroll College, (Helena, Montana)
    • Penn State Behrend, (Erie, Pennsylvania)

    Graduate Work in Mathematics

    • Washington State University, (Pullman)
    • University of Arizona, (Tucson)
    • The University of Montana, (Missoula)

    Teaching 

    Teaching Specialties

    • Combinatorics
    • Graph Theory

    Teaching Statement

    I like an interactive atmosphere in the classroom. Learning mathematics involves understanding the underlying logic and the ability to apply what we’ve learned to new situations. I am able to improve as a lecturer provided I am actively involved in helping my students and gaining their constructive feedback.


    Research Interests

    I am interested in combinatorial game theory, generating infinite series using geometric series and other established series, and combinatorics. Other interests include applications of systems of differential equations in biology and discovering mathematics in music.

    Research Interests

    Combinatorial Game Theory ; Tournament Scheduling Problems

    Education

    MS, Mathematics, The University of Montana

    MS, Mathematics, Washington State University

    BS, Mathematics, Gannon University