John J. Schommer
Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Tennessee at Martin
Martin, Tennessee 38238
Office: 
Humanities 425 
Office Hours: 
MWF 9  10, 2  3 

M 3  4 

T 1  2:30 

R 9:30  11 

Office Phone: 
(731)8817366 
Email: 
jschomme@utm.edu 
John J. Schommer joined the UTM faculty in 1994. He
has taught at the University of New
Orleans , Duke University
, and Ohio University .
He spent two years teaching in the math department at Central Catholic
High School
in Portland OR, where he also served as the boys' tennis coach. He, his
wife Anne, and their daughter
Mary are active members of St. Jude's Catholic Church in Martin.
John is the pastchair of the Jackson Deanery Development Committee for Social Ministries and serves as treasurer for the Weakley County affiliate of Habitat for
Humanity. He was awarded the Harold Love Outstanding Community Service Award by the Tennessee Higher Education
Commission for this work. He has served as president of the UTM Faculty Senate and has been a member of the UT Board of Trustees.
His major research interests are in pointset topology.
Education
 Ph.D., Mathematics, Ohio University, 1992
 M.A., Theology, Franciscan University of Steubenville, 2004
 M.S., Mathematics, University of New Orleans, 1983
 B.S., Secondary Education, University of New Orleans, 1980
Recent Publications
 Maps and fnormal spaces (with B. Mitra), Topology and its Applications, 153(14) (2006) 27352744.
 Strongly normal semicontinuous functions, Journal of the Tripura
Mathematical Society, 6 (2004) 110.
 Realcompactness, Encyclopedia of General Topology, (2004) 185188.
 Contemporary theologians find a use for transfinite cardinals
(with Steve Campbell), College Mathematics Journal, 33(4) (2002) 331.
 Almost* realcompactness (with M.A. Swardson), Commentationes Mathematicae Universitatis Carolinae, 42(2) (2001) 385394.
 A nearly pseudocompact space, Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science, 74(34) (1999) 7274.
 A characterization of realcompactness, Acta Mathematica Hungarica,
72(4) (1996) 319322.
 Weak Forms
of Realcompactness, Topology Atlas Invited Contributions,
2,1 (1996) 2730.
 A Fable of Reform, American Mathematical
Monthly, 103,2 (1996) 134142.
 Functions with realcompact support, Kyungpook Mathematical Journal,
35,1 (1995) 93103.
 Fast sets and nearly realcompact spaces, Houston Journal of
Mathematics, 20 (1994) 161174.
 Relatively realcompact sets and nearly pseudocompact spaces,
Commentationes Mathematicae Universitatis Carolinae, 34,2(1993)
375382.
Recent Talks
 Inferring Design: the Mathematics behind Intelligent Design, UTM Philosophy Forum, April 17, 2008
 To the Moon, UTM College of Engineering and Natural Science Career Day,
October 5, 2006
 Arguing the Axioms of Set Theory, Tennessee Academy of Science 115th meeting, University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin TN, November 18, 2005
 Hyperreal maps and nearly realcompact spaces, AMS Southeastern Section Meeting #1004,
Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green KY, March 19, 2005
 Is there a fair voting system?, UTM College of Engineering and Natural Science
Career Day, September 24, 2004
 Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems, UTM Philosophy Forum, March 29, 2004
 Infinity: One size does not fit all, UTM Journal Club, February 27, 2004
 Mild and Meek Normality, Union University Math Colloquium, April 14, 2003
 Mild and Meek Normality, Western Kentucky University Math Colloquium, April 3, 2003
 Return of the B.A. in Mathematics, UTM
Department of Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium, January 13, 2003.
 Mild and Meek Normality, Murray State University Math Colloquium, September 16, 2002
 On Nearly Realcompact Spaces, Annual Spring Topology and Southeast Dynamical
Systems Conference, University of Texas at Austin, March 22, 2002
Professional Associations
 American Mathematical Society
 Fellowship of Catholic Scholars
 Tennessee Academy of Science
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