David R. Prier
Associate Professor, Mathematics Department
Office: Z 406
- Courses Taught
- Educational History
- Professional Experience
I grew up in Dayton, Ohio. I attended the University of Dayton where I started off majoring in Engineering. After the first year, I decided that Engineering classes weren’t for me, and that I really just enjoyed the math. So, I changed my major to Mathematics. At the end of my undergraduate education, I used my mathematics skills and participated in two different internships with the military. I quickly found that I did not like desk jobs, so I went to graduate school at Auburn University in Alabama.
My wife, Maria, and I lived in the Deep South for four years and became die hard Auburn Tiger football fans. We moved to Erie in 2010 and love being back in the North. It’s also great to be at a wonderful Catholic University like Gannon. We three kids. We like to visit the Peninsula, the Erie Zoo, and Asbury Woods.
Three random bits of trivia about me: I have an identical twin brother. I have been sky diving and highly recommend it. In college I purchased a taxidermied bison head that I still have today.
• University of Dayton, B.S. in Mathematics (double major in Religious Studies), 2006
• Auburn University, Master of Applied Mathematics, 2008
• Auburn University, Ph.D. in Mathematics, Disertation: The Inverse Domination Problem, DI-Pathological Graphs, and Fractional Analogues, 2010.
• Associate Professor of Mathematics, Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania (2015-present)
• Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania (2010-2015)
• Intern, ATK Aerospace Structures, Beavercreek, Ohio (2006)
• System Analyst, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Beavercreek, Ohio (2005)
• Boronski, J., Prier, D., Smith, M., “Ample Continua in Cartesian Products of Continua,” Topology and its Applications, 238 (2018), pp. 54-58.
• Levan, P., Prier, D., “Improved Bounds on the Anti-Waring Number,” Journal of Integer Sequences, 20 (2017), Article 17.8.7.
• Dinavahi, C.; Prier, D.; and Tiemeyer, M. “On cycle frames with cycles of length 8,” Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing, 93 (2015) pp. 161-173.
• Fuller Chris, Prier, David R., Vasconi, Karissa A. “New Results on an anti-Waring problem,” Involve. 2 (2014), pp. 239-244.
• D. R. Prier, “Minimum Fractional Totally Dominating Functions and Maximum Fractional Open Neighborhood Packings in Connected Finite Graphs,” Congressus Numerantium, 211 (2012), 33-55.
• P. D. Johnson Jr., D. R. Prier, “Graphs such that All Minimum Dominating Sets Intersect All Maximally Independent Sets,” Utilitas Mathematica 89 (2012), pp. 211-224.
• P. D. Johnson Jr., D. R. Prier, and M. Walsh, “On a Problem of Domke, Dunbar, Haynes, Hedetniemi, and Markus Concerning the Inverse Domination Number,” AKCE J. Graphs. Combin., 7 No. 2 (2010), pp. 217–222.