Dr. Brian D. Beasley

Brian Beasley head shot

Charles E. Daniel Professor of Mathematics

  • B.S., Emory University
  • M.S., University of North Carolina
  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina
  • Joined PC Faculty: 1988

Courses Taught

  • Calculus I, II, and III; Transition to Advanced Mathematics;
  • Linear Algebra; Abstract Algebra I and II; Number Theory;
  • Introduction to Analysis I and II; Senior Capstone in Mathematics

Student Honors Projects

  • Allison Diana – Cryptography and Coding Theory
  • Heather Cheatum – Primes and Algebraic Number Theory
  • Catherine Burch – Algebraic Cryptosystems Based on Factoring and Discrete Logarithms
  • Olivia Hightower – Expressing Integers as Sums of Powers: The Famous Waring’s Problem and Beyond
  • Wilson Harvey – The Abundancy Index and the Search for Odd Perfect Numbers

Professional Interests

  • Number Theory
  • History of Mathematics
  • Problems Sections in Mathematical Journals

Professional Organizations

  • Mathematical Association of America (member since 1989)
  • Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences (member since 2007)