**Khang Tran**

### Assistant Professor of Mathematics at California State University, Fresno

*Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science in 2006.*

*PhD in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012.*

*Why I chose to major in math:*

My main interest in Mathematics began when I first met Professor Martin Erickson during my first semester at Truman State University. His pure love and enjoyment of Mathematics inspired me to become a math professor as I am today. Of course, I learned all the technical math skills from my graduate school; but I learned how to become a good professor from Martin Erickson.

*Current Position:*

I am currently an Assistant Professor at California State University, Fresno. There are faculty at Fresno State who share the same research direction that I am working on.

*How I use math in my job:*

I am a Mathematics Professor and I use math every day.

*Advice to Truman students getting ready to hit the job market:*

There is no area you are not good at; you just have not spent enough time on it.