Dr. Chen enjoys teaching undergraduate mathematics courses and always looks for opportunities to stimulate students' interest in math through faculty-student research projects. To complement his strong commitment for teaching, he is continuing original research to keep up his enthusiasm for exploring mathematics. As Chair of the Division of Physical and Computational Sciences, he strives to promote and enhance the learning of science for students.
Dr. Chen was born in China. He obtained his Master of Science degree in mathematics from Shanghai Normal University and taught there as an instructor for a couple of years. He came to the United States at the end of 1983 to attend the University of Pittsburgh, where he received his Ph.D. in mathematics in 1988. After working as a visiting assistant professor at Bowling Green State University for one year, he began his career at Pitt-Bradford in 1989. He loves the personalized teaching environment here as well as the easy-going small-town life in Bradford where he lives with his wife and two children. They enjoy walking on trails for exercise and relaxing.
Research, Accomplishments, and Publications:
Dr. Chen's Ph.D. work was in the field of harmonic analysis and he, together with his advisor, initiated the study of several new classes of Hardy spaces which have been developed considerably by other mathematicians since then. After coming to Pitt-Bradford, his research interest has shifted to the field of nonlinear operators. He has published about 30 refereed papers, which include several co-authored articles with students, in college level mathematics journals.