John Paul CookAssistant Professor of Mathematics
Dr. John Paul Cook joined the USAO faculty in Fall 2012. His research interests include developing inquiry-based methods of instruction for advanced mathematics courses at the undergraduate level. One of his current projects examines how students might be able to discover and formalize the fundamental concepts of abstract algebra as a result of their own mathematical activity. Dr. Cook's other mathematical interests include algebraic number theory and the representations of finite groups.
Dr. Cook's wife, Regina, is a Ph.D. student in public health. They have two children, Nicholas (2.5 years) and Julianna (7 months).
For more information (including Dr. Cook's research interests), please visit his website: www.johnpaulcook.com
Spring 2013 course webpages:
Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Oklahoma, June 2012