John Paul Cook
Graduate Student, Dept. of Mathematics
Office:  1001 PHSC

About Me
(updated 10/19/11)

As you can see at the top of the page, my name is John Paul Cook and I am a graduate student in the Mathematics Department here at the University of Oklahoma.  I received my undergraduate degree in mathematics from OU in 2006, and my master's degree in mathematics from OU in 2009.  I grew up in Texas, but I've grown to love Oklahoma too. 

On August 1, 2009, I married a lovely girl named Regina.  I am very lucky to have her.  We are both super-cool people. 

On October 26, 2010, Regina and I were blessed with our first child, a baby boy we named Nicholas James.  He's quite a piece of work. 

Regina and I met as members of Alpha Phi Omega, National Community Service Fraternity.  It's a great group for anyone looking to get involved in community service and meet lots of great people. 

We have one dog of our own, a mischevious beagle named Jellybean; and Regina's sister's dog, Dragon (I know, I know, what kind of a name is that for a dog?).  We let Dragon stay on the premises as long as he submits his rent checks by the fifth of every month. 

As you have probably seen from my previous pages, I am currently pursuing my PhD in mathematics, with an emphasis in RUME (Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education).  My area of interest is teaching and learning abstract algebra.  My current goal is to finish my degree in May 2012.

My (non-mathematical) hobbies include (in no particular order):
Thanks for stopping by!

-John Paul