Robert Talbert, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Mathematics


I’m an Associate Professor in the Mathematics Department at Grand Valley State University. Prior to coming to GVSU, I was Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computing Science at Franklin College (2001-2011) and Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Bethel College, Indiana (1997-2001). I hold a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University, where I was a Master Teaching Fellow at the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching. My mathematical interests include category theory, cryptography, and computer science. My interests in mathematics pedagogy include the inverted or “flipped” classroom and the use of technology to support active learning environments in the STEM disciplines, particularly through the use of peer instruction, screencasting, classroom response systems, and the fusion of mathematics and computer programming.

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Mackinac Hall A-2-168


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Fall 2015 Schedule:

  1. MTH 225: Discrete Structures for Computer Science 1 (Sections 01 and 02)

  2. MTH 325: Discrete Structures for Computer Science 2 (Section 01)

Office hours for Fall 2015: TBA.