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Bryant Mathews, Ph.D.

Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Physics
Phone: (626) 815-6000 Ext. 6536
Bryant Mathews, Ph.D., teaches a variety of mathematics courses at APU. He enjoys helping students to combine visual intuition, logical reasoning, and creative experimentation to solve problems. Mathews coaches APU's team for the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition and serves on the board of the Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences (ACMS).

Mathews studied algebraic geometry in graduate school and wrote a thesis computing the canonical dimensions of certain projective homogeneous varieties which was published in the Journal of Algebra. At APU, he has mentored students pursuing summer research projects in tropical linear algebra, graph labeling, and voting theory. His recent work has focused on pedagogy (innovative techniques for teaching proof-writing) and the integration of faith and mathematics.

Mathews's other interests include the philosophy of mathematics, New Testament studies, and hiking with his wife and daughter.


  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.A., Harvard University


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Mathematics and Physics

Courses Taught

  • MATH 110 – College Algebra
  • MATH 150 – Precalculus
  • MATH 161 – Calculus I
  • MATH 162 – Calculus II
  • MATH 263 – Multivariable Calculus
  • MATH 270 – Differential Equations
  • MATH 280 – Discrete Mathematics and Proof
  • MATH 290 – Linear Algebra
  • MATH 400 – Abstract Algebra
  • MATH 450 – Introduction to Real Analysis
  • MATH 460 – Topology