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Jeffery Boats

Department Chair, Mathematics and Computer Science

Dr. Jeffery Boats
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Engineering
Room: 259
Phone: (313) 993-1503
Dr. Jeffery Boats
Areas of Expertise:
Math Education
Games, Puzzles, Strategy, Gambling, Logic
Mathematical Modeling


  • Doctor of Arts, Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon
  • M.S., Applied Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon
  • B.S., Mathematics, St. Bonaventure University
  • B.S., Physics, St. Bonaventure University


Jeff Boats is the Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science at Detroit Mercy. He is also the faculty advisor for the William Lowell Putnam Exam team and the Math Club at UDM, and organizes the Friday Research Colloquium.

Boats teaches courses in Mathematics and Math Education, and conducts research in numerous areas of science, most notably an area of mathematics called Graph Theory. His work has applications to circuit design, cryptography, and intelligence/counterintelligence.

He was conferred with the title Doctor of Arts in Mathematics for his dissertation, Linear Algebra Textbook Implementing Instructional Technology (1999). He has since given invited lectures on related topics at international conferences in Montreal, Quebec, as well as Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Boats' studies also include a Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon (1993), as well as two Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics and Physics from St. Bonaventure University (1992).

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