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Outside of mathematics, I enjoy foraging, brewing, and MTG.

Do not attempt to be a passive learner, be an active learner. Seek out help when you need it. Don't be shy about asking for assistance.

Dr. Andrew Schwartz, Professor

What area do you teach?

  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Graph Theory
  • Combinatorics

Education/Degree(s)

B.A. in Mathematics from Eastern Illinois University
M.A. in Mathematics from Eastern Illinois University
Ph.D. in Mathematics from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Your Philosophy of Teaching

I like to use a student-oriented approach to teaching. After covering the core lesson, I like to ask students what questions they have and what exercises they would like to cover.

Why Did You Decide to Teach?

I enjoy the conferral of knowledge from one generation to the next.

Credentials/Career Path

I am one of the main organizers of the IL-MO Regional Undergraduate Mathematics Conference.

Professional Highlights

I have recently been invited to be a speaker at a special session on Zero Forcing numbers.

Award/Honors/Recognitions

  • I won the Outstanding Ph.D. Teaching Assistant Award when at SIUC.

Organizations with which you are Involved

  • I am the faculty advisor for Math Club.

Most Recent/Notable Published Works

Schwartz, Andrew. (2018). Matchable Trees: Distance Distribution, Congressus Numerantium \textbf{231} (2018), pp. 121-136.

Schwartz, Andrew. Generalized Matching in Trees (with L.H. Clark), Congressus Numerantium \textbf{209} (2011), pp. 129-136.

Schwartz, Andrew. Generalized Matchings in Forests (with L.H. Clark), Congressus Numerantium textbf{204} (2010), pp. 181-185.

Best Advice for Students

My best advice is to get involved in the learning process. Do not attempt to be a passive learner, be an active learner. Seek out help when you need it. Don't be shy about asking for assistance.