Michael Bradley (professor) received a B.A. in mathematics from Merrimack College (’78) and an M.A. and Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame (’80, ’83). His research interests are algebraic geometry, mathematics education, and the history of mathematics. He has written three textbooks that have been used at Merrimack College during the past 18 years. His set of five books titled “Pioneers in Mathematics” that profile the lives and work of 50 famous mathematicians have been translated into Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. His website provides college math professors and high school math teachers with ready-to-use projects to engage students with the life and work of famous mathematicians.
During his 26 years on the department’s faculty Dr. Bradley has taught 30 courses in math and computer science. His recent courses include Discrete Mathematics, Combinatorics and Graph Theory, Calculus, and Statistics. In 2001 he received the college’s Edward G. Roddy Outstanding Teacher Award.
He is the faculty advisor to the Merrimack College Math Team, a group of students who compete in intercollegiate problem-solving competitions and run the annual Merrimack College Math Contest.