John Jones - Vita

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  • Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 2022-present
  • Professor of Mathematics, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 2008-2022
  • Associate Professor of Mathematics, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 1996-2008
  • Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, Department of Mathematics, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 1999-2001
  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 1990-1996
  • Malcolm and Minda Brachman Instructor of Mathematics in Honor of R. H. Bing, University of Texas, Austin, TX, 1987-1990


  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1983-1987
  • A.B., University of California, Berkeley, CA, 1979-1983

Honors and Awards

  • Charles Wexler Teaching Award, for distinguished teaching of mathematics, Arizona State University, 1998.
  • Teaching Commendation, from the Harvard-Danforth Center for Teaching and Learning for excellence in the teaching of undergraduates, Harvard University, 1986.

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  • Nancy Seguin, M.A., May 1996, Galois groups of irreducible tredecic polynomials.
  • John Dollarhide, M.A., August 1996, Computation of the Mordell-Weil group on rank 1 elliptic curves using Heegner points.
  • Brandon Baldock, M.A., May, 1998, A survey of techniques in cryptanalysis.
  • Nathan Wilson, M.A., May, 2001, Attacks on the discrete logarithm problem.
  • Andres Garcia, M.A., December, 2003, Elliptic curve primality proving algorithm.
  • Joshua Kantor, B.S. May, 2003, Hecke operators and the Hecke algebra.
  • Sean Larsen, Ph.D., co-chair with Marilyn Carlson, May, 2004, Supporting the guided reinvention of the concepts of group and isomorphism: a developmental research project.
  • Phong Chau, M.A. May 2004.
  • John Kerl, M.A. May 2005, Curves and codes.
  • Annette Spyker, B.S. May 2006, Success rates of the Rabin-Miller test for known composite numbers.
  • Helene Nehrebecki, M.A. May 2006.
  • Eric Driver, Ph.D. December 2006, A targeted Martinet search.
  • Rachel Wallington, M.A. May 2004; Ph.D. May 2009, Number fields with solvable Galois groups and small Galois root discriminants.
  • Chad Awtrey, Ph.D. May 2010, Dodecic local fields.
  • Peter Price, M.A. May 2013.
  • Andrew Altman, M.A. May 2014.
  • Benjamin Carrillo, Ph.D., co-chair with Andrew Bremner, May 2019, On K-derived quartics and invariants of local fields.
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