Kenneth Johnson, Ph.D.

ken johnson
Professor of Mathematics, Mathematics
Office Phone
Office Location
Sutherland, 317
0119 SUTHERLAND BUILDING
ABINGTON
ABINGTON, PA 19001
Biography

Educational Background

Ph.D.   Abstract Algebra, Queen Mary College, London University,  UK
M.Sc    Abstract Algebra, Queen Mary College, London University,  UK
M.A.   Mathematics, Trinity College, Oxford UK.

Selected publications list

   1. "Varietal generalisations of Schur multipliers, stem extensions and stem covers", J. reine angew. Math, 270, 169-183 (1974)
   2. (With J.D.H. Smith) "Characters of finite quasigroups", European J. Combinatorics 5, 1 43-50 (1984)
   3. (With P. Cameron) "An investigation of countable Burnside groups", Math. Proceedings Cambridge Phiosophical  Society. 102 (2) 223-232 (1987).
   4. "On the group determinant" Math. Proc. Camb. Phil. Soc. 109 (1991) 299-311.
   5. (With H.-J. Hoehnke) "The 1-,2-, and 3-characters determine a group" (research announcement) Bulletin. Ameican Math. Soc. 27 (1992) 243-245.
   6.  (with  S. Mattarei and Surinder K.Sehgal) "Weak Cayley tables”,  J. London Math. Soc. (2) 61 (2000) 395-411.
   7. (with E. Poimenidou) “Group characters, permutation actions and sharpness. European Journal of Combinatorics, 24 (2003) 173-182
   8. (With S. Humphries) “Fusions of character tables and Schur rings of Abelian groups”, Communications in Algebra 36, 2008, 1437-1460.

Teaching Interests and courses taught

 I am interested in teaching all PSU courses.
Math 22, Math 140, Math 141, Math 220, Math 230, Math 231, Math 250, Math 251, Math 311, Math 318, Math 441.

Selected awards, grants, patents, other honors

First Daniel Gorenstein Visiting Professor, Queens College, City University of New York (1998).