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Michael Bradley ’78

Professor and Co-chair


Michael Bradley 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,” which profile the lives and work of 50 famous mathematicians, has been translated into Korean, Chinese and Japanese. Braley’s 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.


Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Notre Dame
M.A., Mathematics, University of Notre Dame
B.A., Mathematics, Merrimack College

Professional Experience

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.


Bradley’s research interests are algebraic geometry, mathematics education, and the history of mathematics. 




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