Victor Piercey, PhD, JD

Associate Professor
Phone: (231) 591-2823
Email: [email protected]


  • PhD, University of Arizona, Mathematics
  • MS, Michigan State University, Mathematics
  • JD, Columbia University, Law
  • BA, Michigan State University, Humanities, History, Economics, Russian


Dr. Victor Piercey holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Arizona as well as a law degree from Columbia University. He teaches in the actuarial science program as well as lower-level courses. He is currently working on a sequence of courses for business students entitled Quantitative Reasoning for Business.

Publications and Intellectual Contributions


  • Oral Presentation
    Piercey, V., Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America, "Why Inclusivity Matters for Inquiry-Based Learning," Cincinnati, OH, (August 2019).
  • Demonstration
    Piercey, V., National Inquiry-Based Learning and Teaching Conference, "Game and Simulation-Based Learning," Initiative for Mathematics Learning by Inquiry, Denver, CO, (June 2019).
  • Presentation
    Piercey, V., "Teaching for Social Justice," Ripon College, Ripon, WI, (May 2019).
  • Lecture
    Piercey, V., Ethics in Mathematics Conference 2, "The Role of an Ethics Code in the Legal Profession: What Can Mathematicians Learn," Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK, (May 2019).
  • Paper
    Stone, M., Piercey, V., Bishop, R., Summit-P meeting, “Math and Partner Disciplines = Community," Baltimore, MD, (January 15, 2019).
  • Presentation
    Piercey, V., SIAM National Meeting, "Inquiry-Based Learning in Financial Mathematics for Actuarial Science Students," Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Portland, OR, (July 2018).
  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed: Lessons for Inquiry-Based Learning
    Piercey, V., Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD, (April 2018).
  • Lecture
    Piercey, V., Ethics in Mathematics Conference 1, "Quantitative Ethics for Business Students: From Perceptive Consumers to Ethical Producers," Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK, (April 2018).
  • Lecture
    Piercey, V., llinois/Indiana/Michigan Trisection Meeting, "Tic-Tac-Toe on Orientable and Non-Orientable Surfaces: a Workshop for Mathematics Students," Mathematics Association of America, Valoaraiso, IN, (March 2018).
  • Demonstration
    Piercey, V., Joint Mathematics Meeting, "A Quantitative-Reasoning Approach to Algebra," Atlanta, GA, (January 2017).