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About Bernadette Boyle

Bernadette Boyle, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Mathematics in the College of Arts & Sciences at Sacred Heart University. Dr. Boyle started teaching at Sacred Heart University in 2012 after finishing her Ph.D. at the University of Notre Dame. Her research is in the area of Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, focusing on objects called Pure O-Sequences which have applications in algebra, geometry, combinatorics and coding. In the classroom, Dr. Boyle loves working with all of her students, exposing them to the beauty of mathematics while enabling them to break down problems and think critically.  Dr. Boyle also continues to enjoy her work as the faculty mentor to the cross country and track and field teams at SHU.
Dr. Boyle also enjoys giving mathmagic talks to local grade school students, showing them how math can be fun in order to increase their interest and appreciation of the subject. Outside of the classroom, Dr. Boyle enjoys running, sailing, and playing ultimate frisbee.
Degrees: Ph.D, University of Notre Dame(2012); M.S., University of Notre Dame(2009); B.A., Providence College(2007).
Teaching responsibilities: Precalculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, Statistics.
Research interests: Algebraic Geometry and Commutative Algebra.


September 2018 - Present Associate Professor Mathematics, Sacred Heart University Mathematics Department
2012 - August 2018 Assistant Professor Mathematics, Sacred Heart University Mathematics Department


Research Interests

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Honors and Awards

  • University Research and Creativity Grant 2014/2015
  • 2018 Campus Life Leadership Awards Outstanding Faculty Award
  • Tenure and Promotion as of 2018/2019 AY
  • 2018 Dr. Marian Calabrese Outstanding Faculty Award (2014)


  • Statistics
  • Calculus I, II & III
  • Precalculus
  • Senior Seminar in Mathematics


2012 Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
2009 M.S., University of Notre Dame
2007 B.A., Providence College

Contact Information

Martire Center BUCM*E370
College of Arts and Sciences


Peer-reviewed Articles (4)

Dissertation (1)

Presentations (1)