Paul Olson

Paul Olson
Lecturer, Mathematics
Office Phone
Office Location
13 Prischak
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