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
    Bishop, R. (Presenter), Stone, M. (Presenter), Piercey, V. (Presenter), Lilly Conference on Advancing Teaching & Learning, "Using a Faculty Learning Community for Course Revision: Lessons Learned," Lilly Conferences, Traverse City, MI, (October 17, 2019).
  • Oral Presentation
    Bishop, R. (Presenter), Stone, M. (Presenter), Piercey, V. (Presenter), HatchED 2019, "Connecting Math with Business, Health, and Social Justice to Increase Student Learning," Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI, (September 25, 2019).
  • 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).
  • Oral Presentation
    Bishop, R. (Panelist), Piercey, V. (Coordinator/Organizer), Joint Mathematics Meeting, "Impacting Mathematics Instruction Through Meaningful Collaboration with Partner Discipline Faculty," Joint Mathematics Meeting, Baltimore, MD, (January 16, 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).