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John Hutchens

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


John Hutchens grew up near the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina.  He earned his PhD at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. Growing up, he always enjoyed mathematics, but fell in love with math during his undergraduate Abstract Algebra course.  He began his research career studying algebraic groups, before working on topological symmetry groups, and now focuses mostly on inverse eigenvalue problems related to graphs.


  • Inverse Eigenvalue problems related to graphs
  • Group theory
  • Matrix groups
  • Topological symmetry groups

Research Areas

  • Combinatorial linear algebra
  • Algebraic groups
  • Spatial graph theory


  • North Carolina State University, PhD in Mathematics, 2013