Melka, Richard


Melka, Richard
Dr. Richard Melka
Professor of Mathematics
Division of Physical and Computational Sciences
Contact Information:
melka@pitt.edu 
814-362-7575
103C Fisher Hall

Degrees and Credentials:
Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, Purdue University 1969
B.S. Michigan State University 1960

Academic Focus:
Dr. Melka's past teaching experiences include time at Michigan State University and Rutgers University in Camden, N.J. He enjoys teaching Mathematical Modeling, Differential Equations, Advanced Differential Equations, and Writing in the History of Mathematics.

Short Bio:
When he is not on campus, Dr. Melka writes articles with Biblical themes and he previously taught Bible study at the Federal Corrections Institute at McKean for five years. For six years, he edited and published a newsletter concerning Holistic Health. He likes the outdoors, and he spends the summers boating on Lake Chautauqua.

Research, Accomplishments, and Publications:
He has also completed a number of courses at Christ the King Seminary, and he has an ongoing interest in mathematics and theology, especially in concepts related to the Christian Trinity.  Dr. Melka researches mathematical modeling and dynamical systems. More information on Dr. Melka can be found at: Melkaplace.com