Michael Coco, PhD

Associate Professor of Mathematics, Department Chair


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Degrees and Certifications

  • PhD in Mathematics; May 2003
    University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 1997-2003
    Thesis Advisor: Professor Maria Girardi
  • BA in Mathematics Education, May 1997
    Mercyhurst College; Erie, Pennsylvania 1993-1997
    Graduated with manga cum laude honors


Associate Professor of Mathematics
Lynchburg College; Lynchburg, Virginia. 2003-presen

Other Teaching Experiences

Summer Graduate Mathematics Course (MATH 601)
Rational & Irrational Numbers: The Foundation of Real Analysis
Summer 2008

Director for two Senior Thesis Projects
Random Walks with Jimmie Greber
Transcendental Number Theory with Crystal Moorman
2007-2008 AY

Director for one Senior Thesis Project
The Philosophy of Mathematics with Jess Sollner
2006-2007 AY

Nominated for Shirley Rosser Excellence in Teaching Award
2005-2006 AY

Director for two Senior Thesis Projects
Topspin Solvability with Ben Grannan
Modeling the spread of disease on a College Campus with Andrew Crawford
2005-2006 AY

Director for one Senior Thesis Project
Cryptography and its Uses with Selena Austin
2004-2005 AY

Research Interests

  • To continue exploring structural and geometric properties of Banach spaces.
  • Other interests include the interaction of Mathematics and other sciences as well as non-scientific disciplines; involvement in student research projects in many fields of Mathematics including Group Theory, Game Theory, Philosophy of Mathematics, Mathematical Modelling, etc.


  • Michael A. Coco, Problem Solving Across the Curriculum, MAA Focus 28 (4) (2008) p.10-11.
  • Michael A. Coco, Biorthogonal Systems in Banach Spaces, Studia Mathematica 165 (1) (2004) p.81-99.
  • MA Coco and M.C. Lammers, A Hilbert C¤-Module for Gabor Systems (submitted).


  • Virginia Commonwealth University Analysis Seminar; Richmond, VA
    Multiplicative Calculus
    April 2008
  • Lynchburg College; Lynchburg, VA
    Art as a Mathform: The Intersection of Antipodal Worlds
    February 2005
  • Joint National Meeting of the AMS/MAA; Baltimore, MD
    Biorthogonal Systems in Banach Spaces
    January 2003
  • University of South Carolina at Columbia
    Biorthogonal Systems in Banach Spaces
    February 2002
  • Kent State University; Kent, OH
    Biorthogonal Systems and Geometry of Banach Spaces
    October 2001
  • University of South Carolina at Columbia
    On the Dunford-Pettis Property and Biorthogonal Systems
    March 2001
  • University of South Carolina at Columbia
    Frames for Banach Spaces
    April 2000