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Dr. Michael Zwilling Mount Union Mathematics Professor
Dr. Michael Zwilling Mount Union Mathematics Professor

Dr. Michael Zwilling

Professor and Chair, Mathematics; University Marshal

Mount Union offers a rigorous and thorough education, both inside and outside the classroom. Employers have told me over and over again how well prepared Mount Union students are.

Education

B.S., Education, Eastern Illinois University
M.A., Mathematics, Eastern Illinois University
M.S., Statistics, University of Illinois
Ph.D., Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University

Math

I chose math as a professional because math was always my most difficult subject, so that made it the most interesting.

Educational Foundation

It is very fulfilling when former students return and express their gratitude for the educational foundation Mount Union provided them.

Learning by doing

Students learn math by doing math. There is no substitute for homework. Euclid scolded King Ptolemy: "There is no royal road to geometry"; 2300 years later, it is still true.

Favorite Part of the Job

My favorite part of my job is helping students one-on-one so that we can focus on alternate methods for better understanding the material.

Favorite Building

My favorite building is KHIC, because that's where the math students hang out.

Mount Union Family

Mount Union is unique because the people are all so friendly and willing to help each other; it's like an extended family.

Preparing Students

Mount Union offers a rigorous and thorough education, both inside and outside the classroom. Employers have told me over and over again how well prepared Mount Union students are.