## Dr. John T. Masterson,
Associate Professor,

Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science, Seton Hall University

## My Family:
Wife Roberta and
Daughter Erin (at her
high school graduation reception in 2007).

My Sister Cathy’s
webpage.

### Education:

- B.S. (Physics, summa
cum laude), Polytechnic Institute of New
York (aka, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering), 1974
- M.S. (Mathematics), Polytechnic Institute of New York, 1977
- Ph.D. (Mathematics, Polytechnic Institute of New York, 1981
- M.S. (Computer Science),
Rutgers University, 1989

### Address:

Department of
Mathematics and Computer Science (←see dept. webpage with links to our
faculty, programs and events)

Seton Hall University (←see university
webpage)

400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079

Tel: (973) 761-9000 ext. 5171

### Electronic Mail
Address:

John.Masterson@shu.edu

### Office:

- McNulty Hall 123, Tel:
(973) 761-9000 ext. 5171

### Fall 2016 Teaching
Schedule:

- MATH 1205 AD : Finite Mathematics with Calculus
for Business
- MATH 1401 AC : Calculus I
- MATH 1401 NA : Calculus I

### Spring 2017
Teaching Schedule:

- MATH 2511 AA : Calculus III
- MATH 1203 AG : Statistical Models for Social Science

###

### Summer 2017 Teaching Schedule:

- TBD (most likely MATH 1205 - Finite Mathematics with Calculus for Business)

###

### Research Interests:

- Complex Analysis, especially
Riemann Surface Theory, Projective and Affine Structures on Riemann
Surfaces and Connections to Differential Equations, Group Theory,
Computational Algebraic Geometry and Groebner Basis Theory.
- Ordinary and Partial
Differential Equations in the Complex Domain; Monodromy Groups of
Ordinary Differential Equations on Riemann Surfaces.
- Special Functions of
Mathematical Physics and Applications to Fluid Flows and Waves;
Group-Theoretic Classification of New Classes of Special Functions.

###

### Other Interests:

- Long Distance
Bicycling. See a favorite trail of mine for biking: the Henry
Hudson Trail in Monmouth County, NJ, including Trail
Photos and Map.
- Biblical Studies. Do read this
page (slowly!). Also, see this
website.
- Economic and
Securities Research for Fun and Profit (i.e.: stocks, bonds, mutual
funds, options, commodities, etc.). See the fascinating Kondratieff Wave Theory of Long Economic Cycles
and Nikolai Kondratieff’s original
research paper. See also the Ludwig von Mises Institute (Austrian
economics) website http://www.mises.org
.
- Classical,
Impressionistic, New Age and Jazz Music; occasionally playing the piano.
See the music of Andreas
Vollenweider, especially White Winds and Down to the Moon.
- History
of Mathematics and Physics. See the fascinating summary of the
life of the Austrian mathematician Leopold Vietoris (1891-2002), who
lived to almost the age of 111 (!!) AND published his last research paper
(in the area of Special Functions of Mathematical Physics) at the AGE OF
103!