I attended college at Gustavus Adolphus, a small liberal arts college located in Minnesota. I am a strong believer in the value of a liberal arts education, and I consider it a wonderful foundation for continuing one's education in graduate school and throughout life. I received my Bachelor's Degree in mathematics from Gustavus in 1997, and afterward moved to New Hampshire to begin my graduate work at Dartmouth College .
I spent five enjoyable years at Dartmouth. After earning my Master's Degree in 1999, I chose Functional Analysis and Operator Algebras as my area of specialization and worked on my thesis under the guidance of my advisor, Dana P. Williams. In the Spring of 2002 I received my Ph.D. from Dartmouth, and was also awarded an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship.
I did my NSF postdoc at the University of Iowa where I worked under the supervision and guidance of my sponsoring scientist, Paul Muhly.
After my NSF postdoc, I took a one-year position at the College of William & Mary, and lived in the scenic and historic city of Williamsburg, Virginia.
In Fall of 2006 I began a tenure-track job at the University of Houston, and I received tenure in Fall 2012. I am currently living in Houston, Texas, the fourth largest city in the U.S.
If you are interested, you can check out my mathematical genealogy. I also have an Erdös number of 4.
Math Buildings in which I have resided:
Gustavus Adolphus College
University of Iowa
College of William & Mary
Philip G. Hoffman Hall
University of Houston
Dr. Tomforde's Vital Information:
|Birthplace:||Lake City, Minnesota|
|Favorite Color:||Burnt Sienna|