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Mathew Timm

Department Chair and Professor

    Bradley Hall 452
    (309) 677-2499


Ph.D., Mathematics (Geometric Topology), University of Iowa
M.S., Mathematics, Illinois State University
B.A., Mathematics, Illinois Wesleyan University
Research Interests: low-dimensional topology, group theory


Office Hour this semester:

Monday 9 to 10,
Tuesday 3 to 5,
Wednesday 3 to 4,
Thursday 9 to 11,

or by appointment.


Current Research Interests: Geometric Topology, Geometric Group Theory

Selected Publications:

  • (with A. Delgado and D.J.S Robinson) Generalized Baumslag-Solitar groups and geometric homeomorphisms, Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra, (2010) 1-13.
  • (with A. Bedenikovic and A. Delgado) A classification of 2-complexes with non-trivial self-covers, Topology and Its Applications, 153 (2006) 2073-2091.
  • (with O. Nanyes) An infinitely periodic knot, Bolitin de la Sociedad Matematica Mexicana, (3) vol. 10 2004 Special Issue. 
  • (with G. Jungck) Another characterization of non-separating planar continuum, Topology Proceedings, 26 (2002) 235-246. 
  • (with A. Delgado) Spaces whose finite sheeted covers are homeomorphic to a fixed space, Topology and its Applications, 129 (2003) 1-10. 
  • A classification of h-connected 2-complexes, Topology and its Applications, 111 (2001) 355-363. 
  • Domains of perfect local homeomorphisms, New Zealand J. Mathematics, 28 (1999) 285-297.
  • The simple connectivity of links of singularities with one-dimensional critical locus, Topology and its Applications, 42 (1991) 127-136.