Thomas Price was born in Sandersville, GA in 1944. After completing a Masters degree he served in the United States Army with a one-year tour of duty in Viet Nam. He completed his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 1976 and accepted a position at the University of Akron. Dr. Price has enjoyed professional leaves at the University of South Florida, Colorado State University, and Cornell University. He was awarded the Buchtel College, the University of Akron, and the Ohio Section MAA outstanding teaching awards.
Dr. Price's teaching and research specialties were numerical analysis, approximation theory and number theory. He developed and taught new courses in each of these areas. His interdisciplinary research activities include work in Computer Science and Biomedical Medical Engineering. He manages undergraduate research teams and is currently a co-director of the NSF funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates program.
Since his retirement on July 31, 2006 Dr. Price has remained active in mathematical research and writing. He is also active in doing volunteer work for various Christian Ministries.