Melvin Royer

Associate Professor of Mathematics | Chair; Div. of Mathematics & Computer Info. Sciences

Melvin Royer headshot
Designations

MS; PhD


Contact

 melvin.royer@indwes.edu


Department

Math and Computer Information Sciences


Resources

 Curriculum Vitae

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.

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.


Degrees

  • BS
    1988, Purdue University
  • MS
    1989, Purdue University
  • PhD
    1997, Purdue University
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