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I am currently an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. I have been at Westminster since the fall of 2014.  I was previously an Assistant Professor of mathematics at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin (2013-2014).  I study commutative algebra and combinatorics.  I am especially interested in generalized factorization properties in commutative rings with zero divisors.  I am also interested in studying connections between graph theory and algebra, especially zero-divisor graphs and graph labeling.  More about me here.

I am very excited to have been selected as a Project NExT 2013-2014 Fellow (Brown13). 
Contact Information:
email: christopher DOT mooney AT westminster-mo DOT edu

Westminster College
501 Westminster Avenue 
Fulton, Missouri 65251

Education:
Ph.D. Mathematics, 2013.  The University of Iowa under Daniel D. Anderson.  
Certificate in College Teaching, 2013.  The University of Iowa, Office of Graduate Teaching Excellence.
M.S. Mathematics, 2009.  The University of Iowa.
B.A. Mathematics, 2008.  Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky.  Minors: History, Physics, and Sociology.

Published Papers:
 Title of Paper Abstract Link
 (10) Module Cancellation Properties, Anderson, D.D., Juett, J. and Mooney, C. P., accepted pending minor revisions, Journal of Algebra and Its Applications. (39 pages). Abstract 
 (9) Tau-Regular Factorization in Commutative Rings with Zero-Divisors.  Mooney, Christopher Park, Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics46:4  (2016) 1309-1349.  Abstract DOI
 (8) Tau-Complete Factorization in Commutative Rings. Mooney, Christopher Park, Houston Journal of Mathematics,  Houston J. Math., 42:1 (2016) 23-44.   Abstract DOI
 (7) Generalized Irreducible Divisor Graphs in Rings with Zero-Divisors.  Mooney, Christopher Park, International Electronic Journal of Algebra20 (2016)  45-69. Abstract DOI
 (6) Generalized Factorization in Commutative Rings with Zero-Divisors.   Mooney, Christopher Park,  Houston J. Math., 41:1 (2015) 15-32.  AbstractDOI
 (5) Generalized U-factorization in Commutative Rings with Zero-Divisors.   Mooney, Christopher Park,  Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics45:2 (2015) 637-660.  AbstractDOI
 (4)  On Irreducible Divisor Graphs in Commutative Rings with Zero-Divisors, Mooney, Christopher Park, Tamkang Journal of Mathematics,  46:4 (2015) 365-388.  Abstract DOI
 (3)  Tau-U-Factorization and Their Graphs in Commutative Rings with Zero-Divisors. Axtell, M., and Mooney, C.P., International Electronic Journal of Algebra, 18, (2015) 72-91. Abstract DOI
 (2) Generalized Irreducible Divisor Graphs (in Integral Domains).   Mooney, Christopher Park,   Comm. Algebra, 42:10,  (2014) 4366-4375. AbstractDOI
 (1) Generalized Factorization in Commutative Rings with Zero-Divisors.   Mooney, Christopher Park,  Ph.D. Thesis.  The University of Iowa (2013).  (125 pages)  Abstract Thesis

Papers in Production:
 (11) Factorization of Ideals. Anderson, D.D., Juett, J., and Mooney, C.P., final revisions (34 pages).   
 (12) On Edge Graceful Labeling Zero-Divisor Graphs. Mooney, Christopher Park, final revisions (22 pages).  
 (13)  Tau-U Irreducible Factorizations and Graphs.  Axtell, M. and Mooney, C.P., in production.   
 (14) On Radio Labeling Zero-Divisor Graphs.  Benson, K.F., Mooney, C. P., Niedzialomski, A., in production.  
 (15) On Graceful and Harmonious Labeling Zero-Divisor Graphs.  Mooney, Christopher Park, in production.  
 (16) U-Factorization of Ideals. Anderson, D.D., Juett, J., and Mooney, C.P., in production.  
 (17) On Magic and Anti-magic Labeling Zero-Divisor Graphs.  Mooney, Christopher Park, in production.  
 (18) On Generalized Elasticity of Commutative Rings with Zero-Divisors.  Mooney, Christopher Park, in production. 
 
Undergraduate Research:
 Title of Paper Abstract   Link
 (1) Determining Existence of Hadamard Difference Sets in Groups of Order 144. N Kroeger, M. Miller, C.P. Mooney, K. Shepard, and K. Smith, NSF-REU research report Central Michigan, (2007). Abstract (paper)
 (2) Generalized Factorization in Z/mZ. Mahlum, Austin and Mooney, Christopher Park, Involve, Vol. 9 (2016), No. 3, 379–393. Abstract (DOI)
 (3) Generalized U-Irreducible Elements in Strongly Associate Rings.  Mooney, Christopher Park and Wang, Ying, in review (15 pages). Abstract 
 (4) Generalized U-Finite Factorization Properties in Strongly Associate Rings.  Mooney, Christopher Park and Wang, Ying, in production.  


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