Thomas Pandolfini

Associate Professor

JWU Faculty Since 1992

Contact Info

Email
thomas.pandolfini@jwu.edu
Phone
401-598-4780
Campus
Providence

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.

Education

  • 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

Courses

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

  • 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.
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Honors And Awards

  • JWU: Publishing Award, Unsung Hero Award