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Dr. John Noonan

Professor of Mathematics

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School of Natural and Social Sciences
740-392-6868 Ext. 3221Email Dr. Noonan

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  • MVNU honors Class of 2022

    MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (May 6, 2022) — Mount Vernon Nazarene University celebrated 533 graduates in the Class of 2022 for their determination, resolve and faithfulness in earning their degrees during the university’s commencement ceremonies in the R.R. Hodges Chapel/Auditorium on Saturday, April 30, 2022.

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Professional Experience:
  • Chairperson, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2001-present.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2001-present.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, 1997-2001.
  • Teaching Assistant, Temple University, 1996-1997.
  • Instructor, Department of Mathematics, Community College of Philadelphia, 1996-1997.
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Mathematics, Temple University 1992-1995.
  • Instructor, Russell Conwell Center at Temple University, 1993.
Professional Organizations:
  • American Mathematical Society, 1992-1997
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 1994-1997
  • SIAM activity group on discrete mathematics, 1994-1997
  • Mathematical Association of America, since 1995
Awards and Recognition:
  • Honors in Mathematics, Houghton College, 1991
  • Teaching Merit, Temple University Department of Mathematics, 1995 and 1996
Published Works & Presentations:
  • "How the Government Shutdown Derailed My Plans for a Series of Introduction to Statistics Projects and How I got the Projects Back on Track,” Mathematics Association of America, Cincinnati, 2019
  • "Developmental Mathematics Labs," MAA Ohio Section Meeting, Portsmouth, Ohio, April 13, 2007
  • "How to mix the perfect Latt," ACMS Biennial Conference, Messiah College, May 30, 2007
  • "Developmental Mathematics Labs," ACMS Biennial Conference, Messiah College, May 31, 2007
  • "How to ride a Unicycle," Mathematics Association of America Ohio Section Conference, April 11, 2008 at Marietta College
  • "Solutions to a generalization of the mixture problem from differential equations," Mathfest, Mathematics Association of America, August 7, 2010 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, PA
  • Ph.D. Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1997)
  • B.A. in Mathematics, Houghton College, Caneadea, New York (1991)


"(MVNU professors) feel a great weight of responsibility to get it right for the students who enter our community each year."

John Ballenger - Director of the Writing Lab, Assistant Professor of English