Andrew Woldar

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Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Villanova University, Villanova, PA 19085 USA


(610)  519-4672


(610)  519-6928





Welcome to my homepage. I am currently full professor at Villanova University, my academic home since 1985. However, at various times I have been hosted by other universities and institutions whose hospitality and generosity I gratefully acknowledge. Here is a list of some of the International conferences / workshops I have attended.

Research Interests:

I received my Ph.D. in group theory in 1984 under the watchful direction of Ronald Solomon at The Ohio State University. My research interests include group theory, algebraic combinatorics, and graph theory, and I am indebted to Ron Solomon, Eiichi Bannai, and Neil Robertson for mentoring me in these respective areas. Additional inspiration and encouragement was provided by Koichero Harada, Richard Lyons, and Daniel Gorenstein, and I also thank Henry Glover for opening my eyes to the genus problem, thereby exposing me to an intricate landscape of topology, group theory, and combinatorics.

Please visit my publications page and / or find out how I met Einstein during my tenure at the Institute for Advanced Study.

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Teaching Activities:

MAT 2705-H01: M, W, F 12:30 -- 1:20, T 12:00 -- 12:50

MAT 2705-006: M, W, F 1:30 -- 2:20, T 1:00 -- 1:50

Scheduled Office Hours:  M, W 2:30 -- 4:00;  T 2:00 -- 3:00

I have made my CATS evaluations accessible to all Villanova undergraduate and graduate students on NOVASIS.   (NB: This is a secure environment. You will need a password to enter.)

Special thanks to the students who have nominated me for the Lindback Award at various times over the years.

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Other Activities:

I am a member of the Editorial Board of the Journals ISRN Algebra and Algebra Letters. I served formerly on the Editorial Board of The Scientific World Journal.

I am a frequent guest on the live radio talk show Cotolo Chronicles, hosted by Frank Cotolo, the former writer for the legendary DJ Wolfman Jack.  I also appear from time to time on the live radio talk show Savino Veritas, emanating from Burbank, CA.

In June 2-5, 2014, I ran an international conference at Villanova Univeristy entitled Modern Trends in Algebraic Graph Theory.

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Villanova University Math Department

andrew (dot) woldar (at) villanova (dot) edu

Website created: 1999.  Last updated: January 10, 2017.