Faculty

The IWU Math department is a supportive and Christ-centered community dedicated to cultivating a premier mathematical experience in and out of the classroom. The professors who teach courses for Mathematics majors all hold PhDs and are involved in enriching mathematical endeavors beyond classroom lectures, such as regularly meeting with students one-on-one; supporting a math club; having guest lecturers; hosting a math colloquium where students and professors give mathematical presentations on topics not found in standard classes; giving math problem challenges; participating in state, national, and international math competitions; and much more.

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

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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