Michael Boardman, PhD

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Course Information

At Pacific University, all faculty teach a variety of different courses. Typically, we do not use graduate teaching assistants, which means that your classes will be taught by professors and that you will have plenty of opportunities to get to know the faculty in your discipline.

I have taught nearly all the courses in mathematics.


PhD Mathematics, University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore., 1992

MS, Mathematics, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Wash., 1987

BS, Mathematics, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Wash., 1985

Recent Senior Projects Supervised

Jennifer Gadd: Mathematics and Electrochemistry

Kalei Titcomb: Periodicity in Dynamical Systems

Matthew Rose: Wavelets and Filters

Dale Blem: Logarithmic Differentiation and Higher Order Newton's Method

Alexis Sakaida-Diaz: An Examiniation of the Effect of Standards Based Curriculum on AP-Calculus Test Scores

Travis White: The Mathematics of Juggling

Qianru Wang: Dellanoy Numbers is Dimension higher than 2

Recent Professional and Professional Service Activity

Textbook Author

  • College Calculus, a text for students with the AB AP-Calculus background


  • College Board Endorsed Workshop Consultant, January 2012 - Present
  • Member of the ETS AP-Calculus Workgroup, 2014-Present
  • Chief Reader, July 2007-July 2011
  • Chief Reader Designate, July 2006-June 2007
  • Exam Leader, Question Leader, Table Leader, Reader, June 1994-June 2006
  • Moderator, AP-Calculus Electronic Discussion Group, 1996-2006

Oregon Mathematics Education Council

  • President 2006-2007
  • Webmaster 2001-Present
  • Member 1996-Present
  • Principal Investigator and/or Participant on various grants regarding in-service teacher professional development


  • Member and Chair-Elect, Committee for the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics
  • Member Mutual Concerns of the MAA and College Board
  • Member Mutual Concerns of the MAA and NCTM
  • Liaison Coordinator for the Pacific Northwest Section of MAA
  • I have served as Chair and as Newsletter Editor of the PNW-MAA


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Price Hall 209 (Forest Grove)
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