Thomas Pandolfini

Associate Professor

JWU Faculty Since 1992

Contact Info


About Thomas

My diverse interests and academic background have enabled me to teach not only multiple disciplines but also the connections between the two (ILS2450: The Mathematics of Art). Combined with my strong desire to travel, my knowledge base has been enhanced greatly by seeing these connections first hand. Regardless of a person's interests and background, I strongly believe that travel can enhance anyone's knowledge base and love for a discipline.


  • PhD coursework in Medieval English History, University of Connecticut
  • MA Mathematics, Rhode Island College
  • MA History, Rhode Island College
  • BA Mathematics, History - Rhode Island College

"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page." St Augustine

Teaching Interests

Applied Statistics, Interdisciplinary courses

Scholarly Interests

Course design, Statistics of the entertainment industry


  • MATH1020: Fundamentals of Algebra
  • MATH1030: Precalculus
  • MATH1035: Quantitative Analysis I
  • MATH2001: Statistics
  • MATH2002: Statistics II
  • MATH2040: Calculus II

Extra Curricular Roles

I have served as chair of both the Arts & Sciences and University Outcomes Assessment Committees, as well as four terms on the University Committee on Academic Rank, which is responsible for faculty promotions.

Professional Affiliations

I have delivered about two dozen presentations at various regional, national and international conferences, including the Rhode Island Mathematics Teachers Association, the New England Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Assessment Institute, and the International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics.


  • Two editions of a textbook, Statistics for Career Education.
  • Articles in refereed journals on topics such as Outcomes Assessment, technology use in the Mathematics classroom, and mathematics in the kitchen.

Honors And Awards

  • JWU: Publishing Award, Unsung Hero Award