Paul A. Loomis, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics
Bloomsburg University

Ben Franklin Hall 204
(570) 389-4621

Fall 2017:

MATH 101 Mathematical Thinking
MATH 113 Pre-Calculus
MATH 360 Number Theory

I spent 2016-17 on sabbatical, teaching OPM 381: Analytic Number Theory, MATH 634: Theory of Rings and Fields, and MATH 638: Algebra Seminar (all in Spanish) at the Universidad Mayor San Andres in La Paz, Bolivia from July to December. From January to May we lived in Ollantaytambo, Peru, homeschooled the kids, and travelled a bit. I gave talks at universities in Ayacucho, Arequipa, and Cusco.

Courses I teach regularly:

HONORS 107 Mathematical Thinking
HONORS 141 Introduction to Statistics
MATH 101 Mathematical Thinking
MATH 113 Pre-Calculus
MATH 125 Calculus 1
MATH 126 Calculus 2
MATH 141 Introduction to Statistics
MATH 185 Discrete Mathematics
MATH 225 Calculus 3
MATH 310 Abstract Algebra
MATH 314 Linear Algebra
MATH 360 Number Theory
MATH 421 Advanced Calculus (Real Analysis) MATH 492 Honors Independent Study

Other courses I teach, but not that often:

MATH 109 College Algebra
MATH 111 Finite Mathematics
MATH 112 Trigonometry
MATH 123 Essentials of Calculus
MATH 241 Probability and Statistics
MATH 322 Differential Equations


Other stuff I do:

I have made three albums of original folk songs: Dry Ridge (2005), Yuspe (2009), and World Famous in Bloomsburg (2014). There is stuff about this, like how to find me playing live or how to buy an album, at

Along with my wife Leticia Weber and our kids Anna and Zeke, I spend lots of time in South America. Our blog of that trip, our other travels, and occasional posts from regular life - can be found at

I've been a runner since 1984. To read some about that, go to my running page.