With more than 60 years combined teaching at Arcadia, Dr. Louis Friedler, program director of Actuarial Science and professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, and Jan Tecklin, professor of Physical Therapy, have each been named Professor Emeritus.
Dr. Friedler joined Arcadia...
Louis Friedler is now Professor Emeritus. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Alberta in 1972 and became an Associate of the Society of Actuaries in 1980. Before coming to Arcadia, he was on the faculty of the Universities of Texas and Missouri, the College of St Scholastica and the University of Bridgeport. 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. His most recent publications are Products of geodesics in graphs and the geodetic number of products (with students Jake Soloff and Rommy Marquez) and A cross-national study of calculus.This last paper compares calculus in the US and China and was 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.
He is the father of Sorelle Friedler, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Haverford College.
Outside of mathematics, his main interests are music, film, and travel.