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.


Kennedy, Kristin

Kristin Kennedy

Professor, Mathematics
Faculty Suite A, Room 3

As a professor of Mathematics at Bryant University for over 34 years, currently serving as the Chair of the department, I teach a variety of courses from statistics to actuarial mathematics classes. My research interests follow a wide spectrum from topics regarding the teaching of mathematics effectively to issues in accounting, healthcare, statistical research topics, and a variety of business topics. Most recently my teaching interests are in the field of statistics and actuarial mathematics courses. Besides working and volunteering in the community, I enjoy traveling as often as possible, and I am an avid golfer.

Mathematics of Finance, Statistics, Actuarial Mathematics

Mathematics of Finance, Mathematics Curricula, Mathematical Programming, Mathematics Education, Actuarial Mathematics, Statistics, varied business topics

  • American Statistical Association - Boston Chapter
  • Kappa Mu Epsilon
  • Mu Kappa Rho
  • Math Who's Who in America
  • American Statistical Association
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
  • 2016, Bryant University Merit Award
  • 2014, Bryant University Merit Award - spring 2014
  • 2012, Irish Voices Education 100
  • 2012, Bryant University Merit Award - spring 2012

Kennedy, K. T., Elezi, E., Kennedy, K., A Case Study Examining if Being Bilingual Can Improve One's Math Skills, "Global Education Journal" and "STEM Journal", 2015.

Mapp, M., Kennedy, K. T., Kennedy, K., A Review of Standardized Testing in Mathematics - A Case Study Regarding the State of Connecticut, "Insights to a Changing World" and "Education Journal Today", 2015.

Hartl, T., Quinn, J., Kennedy, K., Timely Curriculum Changes to an Undergraduate Actuarial Program, Society of Sciences and Education.

Kennedy, K., Nguyen, S., Zywiak, W. H., An Examination of the Effect of the AIC Building Improving Innovative Teaching Methods, The Journal of Humanistic Mathematics.

Orsi, M., Nguyen, S., Kennedy, K., Improving MLB Pitch Classification by Random Forest, International Journal of Sports Science and Engineering .

Salzillo, M., Olinsky, A., Del Sesto, D., Kennedy, K., Analyzing the Effluent for a Municipal Water Supplier: a Comparison of the Periodicity of the Time Series Forecasting Techniques, Franklin Business and Law Journal.

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

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

Kennedy, K., Salzillo, M., Olinsky, A., Honing a Predictive Model to Accurately Forecast the Number of Bed Days Needed to Cover Patient Volume for a Large Hospital System, Emerald Group Publishing, 2016.

Kennedy, K., Salzillo, M., Olinsky, A., Analyzing The Timely Partitioning Of Effluent Data To Compare The Effiency Of Predictive Models For Seasonal Differences, Franklin Business & Law Review Journal, 2014.

Schumacher, P., Kennedy, K., The Evolution of an Undergraduate Actuarial Program, Primus - Taylor and Francis, 2014.

Bishop, J., Kennedy, K., Random Sampling Issues in a Federal Court Case, a Case Study, Case Studies in Business, Industry, and Government, 2013.

Butler, A., Kennedy, K., Changing the Order of Mathematic Test Items: Helping or Hindering Students?, The Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, 2013.

Kennedy, K., Salzillo, M., Olinsky, A., Quinn, J., Forecasting Patient Volume for a Large Hospital System: A Comparison of the Periodicity of Time Series Data and Forecasting Approaches., Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2013.

Salzillo, M., Olinsky, A., Del Sesto, D., Kennedy, K., Forcasting the Amount of Effluent For a Large Municipal Water Supplier, Michael Salzillo, 2013.

Kennedy, K., Kennedy, B., Olinsky, A., Assessing Gradient Boosting in the Reduction of Misclassification Error in the Prediction of Success of Actuarial Majors, Case Studies in Business, Industry, and Government Statistics (CSBIGS), 2012.

Salzillo, M., Kennedy, K., Olinsky, A., The Challenges of Real World Analytics: A Case Study for the Classroom, Franklin Business and Law Journal, 2012.

Kennedy, K., Kennedy, M., Butler, A., Paying Students for Good Grades: Is it Sustainable and Should it Be?, Academic Leadership, 2010.