Michael Boardman, PhD

Professor, Department Chair
UC Box 
Price Hall 209 (Forest Grove)
Areas I Teach 

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

Evan Cooper: College Football Ranking Systems: Improvements of Two Models

Travis White: The Mathematics of Juggling

Qianru Wang: Dellanoy Numbers is Dimension higher than 2

Spencer Chandler: Patterns in the (a,b) Pascal Triangle modulo a prime

Taylor Matyasz: On the Number of Minimal Solutions to Diophantine Inequalities

Jeff Mintz: Synthetic Wavefront Reconstruction

Scott Perez: Chop it up: An outline of Geometric Dissections

David Carr; Student Loan Default and the Underlying Interest Rate

Bridget Daly: Use and Misuse of Regression for Chemical Analysis

Emma Winkel: Pi: Its History, Properties, and Introduction in the Middle School Classroom

Emily Barry: Voting Rank Methods and the Borda Count

Prescott Devinney: System Dynamics Model of Schistosomiasis: Comparing Holistic Interventions to Piecemeal

Recent Professional and Professional Service Activity

Textbook Author

  • College Calculus, a text for students with 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 2001-2017
  • Member 1996-Present
  • Principal Investigator and/or Participant on various grants regarding in-service teacher professional development


  • Chair, Committee for the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics
  • Member Mutual Concerns of the MAA and College Board
  • Member Mutual Concerns of the MAA and NCTM
  • Former Chair of the PNW Section