Professor Emeritus, Computer Science and Mathematics
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Louis Friedler retired from Arcadia in 2017 after 26 years, 13 of them as Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics and is now Professor Emeritus. He earned his B.A. from Colby College and Ph.D. from the University of Alberta (Canada).
He was an Associate of the Society of Actuaries from 1980 to 2022. Before coming to Arcadia, he was on the faculties of the Universities of Texas, Missouri, Bridgeport and the College of St Scholastica. He was also an actuary with CNA Insurance. His mathematical interests are graph theory, actuarial science, and international mathematics education. He regularly taught a course on Chinese film and was co-director of Arcadia’s program with Jiangsu University. His first mathematical paper was published in 1973 and the last two in 2015. Those two were “Products of geodesics in graphs and the geodetic number of products”, with former students Jake Soloff andRommy Marquez and “A cross-national study of calculus”, written with his colleagues J. Chai and J. Li of East China Normal University (Shanghai), Ned Wolff of Arcadia, and Karen Rhea of the University of Michigan. This last paper compared calculus in the US and China.
He is the father of Sorelle Friedler, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Haverford College.
Outside of mathematics, his main interests are music, film, and travel.