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BRIEF VITA

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Mike May, S.J.

**Associate Professor of Mathematics**

**Department of
Mathematics and Computer Science**

**Saint Louis University**

Ritter Hall 6

220 N. Grand Boulevard

**St. Louis****,
MO
63103-2007**

U.S.A.
**email: ****
maymk@slu.edu**

or **mikemaysj@gmail.com**

**Phone: (314)-977-8174**

Fax: (314)-977-3874

### Education

B. A. in Philosophy and Mathematics, 1981, Saint
Louis University

Ph.D. in Mathematics, 1988, University
of
California
at Berkeley

Dissertation Title: Triangular
Hereditary Rings and Localization with Respect to Sylvester Rank
Functions

Advisor: G. M. Bergman

Master of Divinity, 1993, Weston School of Theology

### Experience

1988-1989: Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Saint
Louis University

1993-1998: Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Saint Louis
University

1998-present: Associate Professor of Mathematics, Saint Louis
University

2002-2004: Interim dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Saint Louis
University

2000-2002, 2004-2011: Chair, Department of Mathematics and
Computer Science

Courses taught:

- MATH 120 College Algebra
- MATH 132 Survey of Calculus

- MATH 141 Precalculus
- MATH 142 Calculus I
- MATH 143 Calculus II
- MATH 244 Calculus III
- MATH 266 Principals of Mathematics
- MATH 493 Financial Mathematics

- MATH 315 Introduction to Linear Algebra
- MATH 411 Elements of Modern Algebra
- MATH 412 Linear Algebra
- MATH 465 Cryptography

- MATH 511 Modern Algebra I
- MATH 512 Modern Algebra II
- MATH 518 Topics in Algebra, Homological Algebra
- MATH 518 Topics in Algebra, Homological Algebra and Ring Theory

Noncommutative Ring Theory

- Universal Localization and Rank Functions
- Representations of Finite Dimensional Algebras

- Integrating Excel into Business Calculus

- Creating applets for viusalization of mathematics

- Use of Computer Algebra Systems in teaching advanced algebra

### Professional Memberships

- American Mathematical Society
- Mathematical Association of America
- Mathematics Educators of Greater Saint Louis

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*Last modified: June 19, 2012*