Dr. Melvin Royer
I joined the faculty at Indiana Wesleyan in 2001 and am still excited to be teaching and learning in a deeply Christ-centered university. One reason I enjoy education so much is that the learner gains something and the teacher loses nothing -- an economic miracle! And I enjoy mathematics because it provides order and structure to an often "messy" world. To me, mathematics is one of many parables God uses to reveal Himself.
Barb and I have been married for over 20 years and enjoy music, travel, animals, and church activities. I also enjoy volunteer teaching of English in Asia and experimenting with new technologies.
My professional interests include mathematical analysis, dynamical systems, applied mathematics, and post-secondary mathematics education. My scholarship has mostly consisted of mathematics education presentations at conferences. I have also coordinated undergraduate research projects in pattern recognition with neural networks and competing species population models.
As a faculty member and division chair, I desire to be part of a collegial group of Christian faculty and students who simultaneously rejoice in who they currently are and strive to "take their game to the next level."
B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1988, Purdue University
M.S., Electrical Engineering, 1989, Purdue University
Ph.D., Mathematics, 1997, Purdue University