Mathematics

Through academic excellence, we provide the theoretical foundation for critical thinking in quantitative problem solving and reasoning. We help students to develop their ability to effectively communicate mathematics, and prepare them for success in a career in actuarial mathematics, applied mathematics, applied statistics, or other profession.

Faculty

Department Faculty

Adjunct Professors

  • Patricia Capuano
  • David Deacon
  • Gerard Ethier
  • JoAnn Lovett
  • David Mellor
  • Bradford Monroe
  • Eric Simonian
  • Steven Toce
  • Denise Trudeau
  • William Velle
  • Suzanne Walker
  • James Wood
Zywiak, William

William H. Zywiak

Lecturer, Mathematics
wzywiak@bryant.edu
Ph D, University of Buffalo
BA, University of Buffalo

I enjoy teaching statistics and many other courses. With statistics you can find an answer to most questions that you can think of, on any topic. I find the moment of seeing the first results from new data very exciting. Students in Math 201 learn to be skeptical consumers of results presented in the media and journals. We live in an exciting time when more and larger datasets are made available to the public. Since joining the Bryant community in 2016, I have taught nine Math 201 (Statistics I) sections (including two Honors sections) three Math 110 (Calculus) sections, as well as AA 205, AM 332, Math 129, Math 350, and PSY 260. I have also advised one Honors Capstone Project so far.

As a statistician for NIH studies he has conducted research on a variety of topics, and his field of research continues to expand. He has more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, more than 10 of which are first authored. Several of his publications have been cited more than 100 times each. He has previously received a 280K secondary data analysis R21 award and a 2 million randomized trial R01 award from NIAAA of NIH. He enjoys developing new questionnaires to answer diverse research questions. He has created and or validated the Self-Description Inventory and the Reasons for Drinking Questionnaire.

  • Kappa Mu Epsilon
  • Mu Sigma Rho
  • 2017, Honorary Coach for a Day

Zywiak, W. H., Moore, Ellen. Grateful Nation: Student Veterans and the rise of the Military-Friendly Campus, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.

Zywiak, W. H., Kennedy, K., Increasing Student Engagement through Practical Demonstrations in Introductory Statistics Courses Using the Conjunction Fallacy.

Haass-Koffler, C. L., Goodyear, K., Zywiak, W. H., Leggio, L., Kenna, G. A., Swift, R. M., Comparing and combining topiramate and aripiprazole on alcohol-related outcomes in a human laboratory study, Alcohol and Alcoholism.

Haass-Koffler, C., Giovenco, D., Lee, M., Zywiak, W., de la Monte, S., Kenna, G., Swift, R., Leggio, L., Serum insulin levels are reduced by intravenous ghrelin administration but do not correlate with alcohol craving in alcohol dependent individuals., International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology.

Haass-Koffler, C., Goodyear, K., Zywiak, W., Magill, M., Wallace, P., Eltinge, S., Jayaram-Lindstrom, N., Swift, R., Kenna, G., Leggio, L., Higher pretreatment blood pressure is associated with greater alcohol drinking reduction in alcohol-dependent individuals treated with doxazosin., Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Nguyen, S., Kennedy, K., Zywiak, W., Positive Findings Regarding a New Trend in University Architecture Evaluating Student Impressions of an Innovative Academic Building, Archives of Business Research, 2018.

Zywiak, W. H., Kennedy, K., Deluga, R., Evidence that personality and environment can interact to predict GPA for university students., Global Education, 2017.