“The one and only success which it is [ours] to command is to bring to [our] work a
mighty heart.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., In Our Youth Our Hearts Were Touched With Fire, 1884
Andrew Ledoan
Associate Professor and Associate Head
Department of Mathematics
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
415 EMCS Building (Dept. 6956)
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, Tennessee 374032598
Office 417F EMCS Building
Telephone +1 423 425 4019
ElectronicMail AndrewLedoan@utc.edu
General Information
From Drummondville, Québec to San José, California to Urbana, Illinois to Rochester, New York to Boston, Massachusetts to Chattanooga, Tennessee, I suppose this makes me someone with great wanderlust and a keen interest in exploration. J’ai une imagination débordante, tu le sais bien. I received the Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign in 2007 under the direction of Professor Alexandru Zaharescu and worked as a postdoctoral faculty at the University of Rochester and conducted research on the partial sums of the zetafunction under the guidance of Professor Steven M. Gonek from 2007 to 2010. During this time, I also worked on prime numbers with Professor Daniel A. Goldston at San José State University. I have also served on the faculties of Boston College and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where I am currently an associate professor of mathematics. Before drifting into mathematics, I worked as a senior member of technical staff at Trimble Navigation Limited (Sunnyvale, California) and designed firmware for invehicle navigation and time and frequency receivers. Memories!
Area of Research
My primary area of research is in number theory. My favorite topics are Lfunctions, prime numbers, and Farey fractions. I am also hard at work on probability theory, most especially random polynomials and mathematical finance. I am happy to talk with graduate students about projects in these areas leading to a Master’s thesis. Undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to work on a departmental honors thesis and to obtain handson research experience during the summers by doing an internship at a national laboratory or participating in a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, which will allow you the relevant research experience before you apply to Ph.D. programs. The Ph.D. program is all about research.
Teaching Duty
“No dark sarcasm in the classrom.”
Pink Floyd, Another Brick in the Wall (Part II), 1979
I am dedicated to the goal of promoting significant learning experiences among my students. I love learning, teaching mathematics on various levels and helping students. In the fall term of 2016 I will be teaching

MATH 1960 (Calculus with Analytic Geometry II)

MATH 5560 (Real Analysis)
Travel and Meetings
You can find me presenting talks at the following meetings and conferences:

SERMON 2013 (SouthEastern Regional Meeting on Numbers), High Point University, High Point, North Carolina, April 1314, 2013

INTEGERS 2013 (The Erdős Centennial Conference), University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia, October 2427, 2013

REU 2014 (Combinatorics, Number Theory and Graph Theory), University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia, July 25, 2014 (additional information)

Mathematics Colloquium, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, April 17, 2015

REU 2015 (Combinatorics, Number Theory and Graph Theory), University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia, July 24, 2015

Fifteenth International Conference in Approximation Theory (minisymposium Random Polynomials), San Antonio, Texas, May 2225, 2016
 INTEGERS 2016, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia, October 69, 2016