Mark W. Johnson's Homepage

Professor of Mathematics

Penn State Altoona


Office
Dr. Johnson's office is 113 Hawthorn, which is in the first floor office wing.
Contact Information
The best way to contact Dr. Johnson is via email, at mwj3@psu.edu. Alternatively, you could call his office at (814) 949-5758 (simply extension 5758 from any campus phone).
Regular mail
Mark W. Johnson
Penn State Altoona
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601-3760
Office Hours
Regular office hours will be held this spring semester on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11-11:50, as well as Tuesdays 2:30-3:30 or by appointment, in 113 Hawthorn. Students should consider these times as a standing appointment with the instructor and take advantage of this opportunity to have questions answered or to receive help with background difficulties. Dr. Johnson is also available at certain other times by appointment, so if you cannot make any of these times, ask to meet him at another time.
Teaching
This spring semester, Dr. Johnson is teaching Math 40 and Math 251.
Research
Dr. Johnson's reasearch area is in algebraic topology, but includes fairly broad interests within that field.
Conference Information
Dr. Johnson is an organizer of an AMS special session (his fifth) at the 2014 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore, MD, January 16th and 17th, in addition to a satellite conference at Johns Hopkins.
BSF Grant Information
A collaborative research proposal with David Blanc (U. Haifa), Jim Turner (Calvin C.) was funded 2007 through 2011 by the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF), including a postdoctoral position.
Outreach and Community Service
This is a description of work with area high school teachers, where the primary focus is to make college faculty into a resource for high school teachers in the same discipline. Among other things, Dr. Johnson spent a semester teaching a course at one area high school. More recently, Dr. Johnson has, along with Dr. Juan Gil, been working with Elementary and Middle School teachers from the Bellwood School District.

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