Michael Bradley, ’78

Academic Title


  • Data Science
  • Sports Analytics
  • History of Mathematics

Professor Bradley wrote a series of books about the life and work of 50 famous mathematicians as well as undergraduate textbooks in discrete mathematics, calculus for business and precalculus.

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

  • History of Mathematics
  • Math Education


  • “Pioneers in Mathematics” (series of five books), Chelsea House Publishing: New York, 2006.
  • “Elementary Functions for Calculus,” with Frank Eccles, Fourth Edition, 2002.
  • “An Introduction to Discrete Mathematics”, Third Edition, McGraw-Hill, Dubuque, IA, 2000.
  • “Calculus for Business” third printing with corrections, McGraw-Hill, Dubuque, IA, 2000.


Refereed Articles in Academic Journals

  • “Automorphism Groups of Plane Curves”, with Harry D’Souza, Communications in Algebra, vol. 32, no. 8 (October, 2004), pp. 2885-2894.
  • “Additivity and Homogeneity”, with Michael St. Vincent and David Finn, The College Mathematics Journal, vol. 30, no. 2 (March, 1999), pp. 133-135.
  • “Building Home Plate: Field of Dreams or Reality?,” Mathematics Magazine, 69 (February, 1996), pp. 44-45.

  • Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, 2017.
  • Edward G. Roddy Outstanding Teacher Award, Merrimack College, 2001.