Tom Hull's Home Page

Hi! Welcome to my web page. I finished my Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Rhode Island in 1997. My dissertation was on list coloring bipartite graphs, but now I mostly study the mathematics of origami (paper folding).

I'm currently an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics at Western New England University in Springfield, MA.

My new book Origametry, Mathematical Methods in Paper Folding has come out! It is published by Cambridge University Press, and is slowly being sent to countries around the world. (I have a friend in Australia who got her copy before I got mine!) It can be ordered from the publisher. ALSO I've made an Errata page for the book, because of course there are errors!

I regularly teach in Western New England's Master of Arts in Mathematics for Teachers (MAMT) program. If you are a middle- or high-school math teacher in the Pioneer Valley area of Massachusetts, you should definitely check us out!

News! I have been awarded a 3-year research grant by the National Science Foundation's Directorate of Mathematical Sciences. The title is Configuration Spaces of Rigid Origami.

     In the Spring 2022 semester I am teaching
           MATH 421-02 Real Analysis, TThr 11:00am-12:20pm
      And for the 11-week Winter 2022 graduate term:
           MAMT 574-52 Origami in Mathematics and Education, MW 6:00-7:50pm (Eastern Time Zone)

     In the Fall 2022 semester I am teaching
           MATH 306-01 Linear Algebra, TThr 11:00am-12:20pm
           MATH 375-01 Creative Problem Solving, TThr 2:00pm-3:20pm
      And for the 11-week Fall 2022 graduate term:
           MAMT 540-51 Calculus Revisited, MW 6:00-7:50pm

     My undergraduate courses are all being taught in-person, while our graduate MAMT class are being conducted online (synchronously).
     Please Email me if you have any questions about, well, anything!    

There are a lot of things on this site. As it's grown they've gotten all inter-mingled and some of the links go in circles. Below is a list of the main things here, but feel free to explore!


Thanks for visiting! If you have any comments, suggestions or questions, please email me:

or write:
Thomas Hull
Department of Mathematics
Mailbox H-5174
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119-2684 USA

Last changed: 3/4/21