Bruce Scranton, professor and department chair, received a B.S. in mathematics from Northern Illinois University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in mathematics from Purdue University. His studies specialized in optimization and approximation theory. He came to EC in 2006 and teaches courses in calculus, linear algebra, discrete mathematics, computational mathematics and numerical analysis. Bruce has over 30 years of experience developing optimization algorithms for computer software, designing new systems and managing software development programs.
Bruce has published in the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, the Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, the Duke Mathematical Journal, and the Journal of Approximation Theory. He has presented at a National Science Foundation sponsored International Conference on Functional Analysis. He has also published and presented in numerous classified and proprietary forums.
He is a member of the Peniel Pentecostal Holiness Church in Sandy Cross, Ga. He and his wife, Judy, an assistant professor of early childhood education at EC, have 5 children.