Thomas J. Savitsky

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Professional Education

  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, The George Washington University, 2015
  • B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2003


After finishing my Ph.D., I taught at the University of Houston-Downtown for three years. I joined Alvernia in the Fall of 2018.

Courses Taught

  • MAT 110 Business Mathematics
  • MAT 208 Introductory Statistics
  • MAT 230 Calculus I
  • MAT 307 Abstract Algebra
  • MAT 401 Real Analysis

Research Interests

My speciality is combinatorics, specifically matroid theory and computations aspects thereof. I am also interested in promoting and developing open-source mathematics software, such as the SageMath and WeBWorK projects.

Selected Presentations and Publications

  1. Joseph E. Bonin and Thomas J. Savitsky, An infinite family of excluded minors for strong base-orderability, Linear Algebra Appl., 488 (2016), 396 – 429.
  2. Thomas J. Savitsky, Enumeration of 2-polymatroids on up to seven elements, SIAM J. Discrete Math., 28(4) (2014), 1641–1650.

Contact Information
Thomas Savitsky
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Bernardine Hall 206A

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