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Stephen Lovett, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics

On Faculty since 2008
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Dr. Stephen Lovett joined the faculty of Wheaton College in 2008 after teaching at Eastern Nazarene College for five years, where he served as the department chair for two years. He enjoys research and teaching in many areas of pure mathematics. During his undergraduate studies at Brown University, he spent two summers working on electronic books for Calculus and Differential Geometry and one summer working at the Department of Defense. Dr. Lovett has specific interests in commutative algebra, algebraic geometry, differential geometry, cryptography, discrete dynamical systems, his graduate studies, and some courses he taught while a graduate student. From preschool through high school, Dr. Lovett lived first in Naples, Italy and then Paris, France, where he completed a French Baccalauréat C. He and his family enjoy traveling as opportunity allows. In 2013,they spent a sabbatical semester in Nairobi, Kenya, teaching, writing, and serving at Africa Nazarene University.

Northeastern University
Ph.D., 2003

Northeastern University
M.S., 2000

Brown University
B.S., 1995

  • Multilinear Algebra
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Cryptography
  • Differential Equations
  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Vector Calculus
  • Modern Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Basic Algebraic Geometry
  • Mathematical Association of America
  • American Mathematical Society
  • Association of Christians in Mathematical Science

Strong Divisibility, Cyclotomic Polynomials and Iterated Polynomials
Joint Mathematics Meeting, Boston, MA, 2012

Bringing Undergraduate Mathematics Research into the Classroom
ACMS Conference Westmont College, June 2011

How Do We Know What We Know? Christian Epistemology of Mathematics
Trinity Christian College, November 2010

Cryptography - An Introduction
Association of Colleges in the Chicago Area - Seminar Series in Networking, Chicago, IL, October 2009

A Different Branch? Mathematics at a Liberal Arts College
Northeastern University Graduate Alumni Conference, February 2009

  • Quantitative Skills
  • Calculus I & II
  • Linear Algebra
  • Vector Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Problem Solving
  • Modern Algebra I & II
  • Cryptography
  • Geometry
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Basic Algebraic Geometry
  • Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces
  • Multilinear Algebra
  • Algebraic geometry
  • Representation theory
  • Differential geometry

Generalizations of Pappus' Centroid Theorem via Stokes' Theorem, Involve
Stephen Lovett, 2015

Strong Divisibility, Cyclotomic Polynomials, and Iterated Polynomials, American Mathematical Monthly
Nathan Bliss, Ben Fulan, Stephen Lovett, Jeffrey Sommars, 2013