Melvin Royer

Associate Professor of Mathematics; Chair, Division of Mathematics and Computer Information Sciences

Melvin Royer headshot

M.S.; Ph.D.



 OHSN 170-R


Math and Computer Information Sciences


 Curriculum Vitae


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.


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.


  • Ph.D.
    1997, Purdue University
  • M.S.
    1989, Purdue University
  • B.S.
    1988, Purdue University
Indiana Wesleyan University
4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953