Dr. Melvin Royer

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Associate Professor & Division Chair

Division of Mathematics &
Computer Information Sciences

Office:  Ott Hall 170-R
Phone:  765-677-2987
Email:  melvin.royer@indwes.edu

Curriculum Vitae

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."

Educational Background

  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1988, Purdue University

  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, 1989, Purdue University

  • Ph.D., Mathematics, 1997, Purdue University