Diana Thomson

Diana Thomson

  • Associate Professor of Mathematics
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    Straz Center 176

    Professor Diana Thomson earned her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

    Prior to coming to Carthage in 2018, Prof. Thomson taught at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, a small liberal-arts college just outside Terre Haute, Ind.

    With research interests in both algebra and applied mathematics, Prof. Thomson has mentored undergraduate research students studying applications of complex- and quaternion-valued artificial neural networks and classifying coincidence isometry groups of lattices in low dimensions. She is also active in DEI work at Carthage and developed a Statistics for Social Justice course based on data illustrating social disparities related to gender, race, and social class gathered by undergraduate researchers.

    Outside of academia, Prof. Thomson enjoys exercising and spending time with her family and dog. Her non-mathematical interests include the arts and ancient Egyptian history and mythology.

    • Ph.D. – Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

    • M.S. – Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

    • B.S. – Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    • MTH 1030 Applied Contemporary Mathematics
    • MTH 1050 Elementary Statistics
    • MTH 1120 Calculus I
    • MTH 1220 Calculus II
    • MTH 1240 Discrete Structures
    • MTH 200T Statistics for Social Justice
    • MTH 2040 Linear Algebra
    • MTH 3050 Statistics

    Prof. Thomson’s current research interests include artificial neural network theory and applications, including classification problems and color image processing. She also studies algebraic structures called coincidence site lattices and is active in scholarship of teaching and learning.