Faculty

The faculty of the CIS department at IWU brings a wealth of experience to the classroom, both academic and professional. All three faculty members have PhDs in their respective fields. In addition to their years of academic experience, they also bring in practical experience from both business and the military. Their areas of specialization include machine hardware, software engineering and Internet program development. Overriding all of their knowledge is a deep and abiding faith, a faith that shows through in their classrooms and their lives.

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Melvin Royer; MS, PhD Assoc Prof; Mathematics | Chair; Div of Math, Comp & Info Sciences melvin.royer@indwes.edu

Biography

Dr. Royer joined the faculty at Indiana Wesleyan in 2001 and is excited to be involved in a deeply Christ-centered university. He has taught Mathematics at community and technical colleges as well as at the university level. Dr. Royer's career interests include mathematical analysis, differential equations, electrical systems engineering, and post-secondary mathematics education. He has a strong personal interest in volunteer teaching of English in Asia.

Educational Background:

  • B.S., 1988, Purdue University
  • M.S., 1989, Purdue University
  • Ph.D., 1997, Purdue University

Interests

Dr. Royer's scholarship has mostly consisted of mathematics education presentations at conferences. He is also interested in forming an undergraduate research team to study chaos and dynamical systems. Some mathematical systems behave like a ball balanced motionless atop a hill; slightly different perturbations cause dramatically different effects. Predicting which systems will exhibit this chaotic behavior is a challenging topic approachable at many different levels.

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