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Merilyn Ryan, SSJ, Ph.D.

Merilyn Ryan, SSJ, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics
Chair of Mathematics Department
St. Joseph Hall, 4th flr., West Wing, SJ474
Educational Background: 
  • Ph.D., M.A. - Duke University, Durham, NC
  • A.B. - Chestnut Hill College
Courses Taught: 
  • Precalculus
  • Statistics
  • Abstract Algebra
  • Mathematics for Management and Social Sciences
  • Special Topics
  • Modern Mathematical Theory
  • Senior Seminar
  • Applied Calculus; also Math for Business;
  • Linear Algebra; Topology
Scholarly Interests: 
  • Topological Algebra
  • Mathematics and Culture

Lindback Award for Excellence in Teaching (CHC, 2007)


Group Facilitator US and Canada; taught ESL for five years; served on several boards 1994-2004

Selected Publications: 

Locally Linearly Compact Semi-simple Rings; Essays in Imaging the Other and Sisterly Love (ed. Conn and Maguire)

Published Books: 
  • Advanced Mathematics: A precalculus approach (Prentice Hall)
  • "Locally Linearly Compact Semi-Simple Rings" inĀ Journal fur die reine und angewandte Mathematik